I try not to spend launch day haunting my sales figures. It’s not as important to me as the fact that I’ve made it to this point and the first day of sales is never really indicative of how the rest of any sales will go. Today the task was easy because my mum was around, the wonderful, beautiful, confident woman to whom I owe pretty much all the good bits about me (except the writing about sex… that’s all me).
We wandered around the city centre, spent way too much money and talked about everything and nothing. A wonderful way of distracting the pair of us from all sorts of things we would otherwise be thinking about (me, sales. Mum, the installation of the new gate in her back garden).
I think it’s funny that on a day I feel like I should be bouncing off the walls, I’m actually calm and sedate following a day in that woman’s company. She has that marvellous affect on me and it never ceases to fascinate me how she’s able to do it.
I still haven’t looked at the figures across the various platforms yet – I’m going to save that for when this post is done, nyah – but I want to say thank you all, in advance for your support and for your kind words leading up to this point.
You’ve been incredibly patient and understanding and not one of you has asked about the teaser content I promised you. Which is kind. Frankly put, I’ve been too ill to make it, but this is another one of those things that I’ll chalk up to a learning experience; get that stuff done early. Then if I’m ill in release week – which isn’t so remote a possibility looking at my general health these days – then I’ll already have the data I need.
For those of you who still want to get hold of a copy of Bill (or any of the other stories in the series so far), then you can message me from the contact page and I’ll sort copies out for you, or you can visit Smashwards, Amazon or Kobo to get hold of any and all of the books.
I’d be thrilled if you did.
And the invitation stands open, as ever it does, to let me know what you think.
Public review, comment stream here, email, Facebook, Twitter, whatever… I’d love to know what you think about Bill and the rest of the series and anything else you have thoughts on.
I’m not island; I need interaction with you fine folk to guide me towards what comes next. Obviously I write what I want to read, but what kind of author would I be if I didn’t play up to y’all just a little bit? 😛
Anyway. That’s it.
A bunch of sexy convicts await my attention.
…I’m watching Orange Is The New Black. That show is AWESOME!