The answer to the perennial question of when a writer who has not been published can call herself a writer, an answer which is often a total revelation, is: when you write.
I need more information, though! So I came up with a list of questions to which if you often answer yes, then I say you are a writer.
- Do you have the tendency to become clinically depressed when your story isn’t working and you don’t know why?
- Do you fall deeply in love with strangers for tweeting you?
- When you’re online, do you long to write, but when you’re writing, long to be online?
- Do you sometimes look in the mirror and say, “Why are you doing this?”
- Are you secretly happy when it rains because it gives you the chance to stay inside and write?”
Thank you to everybody who supported me on my Goddess Fish Promotions + Romance Lives Forever (I secured that stop myself and it was so awesome) blog tour. 50 blog sites in four days, 108 (wonderful) comments, (all of whose names I need to enter on a randomizing-list site for a raffle drawing), 50 amazing blog hostesses (all of whom I must thank for their pure awesomeness), who knows how many tweets, many new friends and much new knowledge, oh and shall I also state that between this support and some paid promo efforts to get the book listed on free book listing sites, The Last Straw went from:
1,125 in Kindle Free store
on day 1, T-zero
410 on day 1, 7:33 PM, which is also when Amazon started reporting the category:
Kindle -> Kindle ebooks -> Literature & Fiction -> Genre Fiction -> Romance -> Contemporary
In which it ranked 93. (Do they start reporting the category when you reach the top 100? Not sure. It could just be a timing thing.)
On the start of day 4, it hit:
38 in Kindle free
12 in Kindle -> Kindle ebooks -> Literature & Fiction -> Genre Fiction -> Romance -> Contemporary
Wow. Not expected. A bunch of people actually read it already, too. HOORAY!