So it's taken almost 2 months exactly for sales on Chance Encounters to start falling significantly. I still feel new to all of this self publishing author stuff, even though i've been working my ass off and trying to learn, market, etc for about 9 months- The only REAL way to try to figure out sales trends, or how things sell, or when.... is to actually RELEASE a book. And that takes time.
So it's been 2 months. Sales are falling. I suppose that means that people have stopped talking about it? Probably. New, amazing, incredible books are released everyday! LITERALLY! And it's hard to stop reading them to actually write! I can't help it- there are some good books out there people. :) lol
Maybe I have to plan promotions or stuff to keep the book in the public eye? It's all so freaking hard to have consistancy with sales. Maybe it's just hard for me? It doesn't seem to be that hard for tons of other authors.
I know I just need to K-E-E-P W-R-I-T-I-N-G. That is the key.
Keep writing good books.
Keep writing better.
Keep telling better stories.
Keep growing as an author.
I hope to do that. I strive to do that. The biggest thing is... I don't want to stop writing. I want to keep doing this for as long as I can. And I really, really, really, want to make more money writing books than I ever could have made at my last job. You know, the one I got FIRED from? Yeah, that one. I want to shove my author paychecks in that stupid jobs face and be like, "SUCK IT BITCH! WHO NEEDS YOU??? NOT ME!!!!!!" and shake my ass as I walk away, waving my paycheck in the air.
I'm totally normal.