Last week, I had a Kindle Countdown promotion for Beholder's Eye.
It was a grand success.
Okay, I did not sell millions of copies (or even hundreds, for that matter), but I tripled sales from the last promotion in November. In fact, I sold more at $1.99 than I did at $.99--go figure.
The highest my Amazon ranking for Beholder's Eye was 18,637. When it crept up into the forties, I was excited. I envisioned breaking into the thirties. Then I did it.
Okay, I thought. I'd love to get it into the twenties.
I did that too.
I thought the teens was something I could never do. But I put out one final tweet--keep in mind, on my last promotion, I tweeted a lot; not so much this time--with about 10 hours left and in that time I sold 8 copies. That was enough to push it into the teens: 18,637 to be exact.
Shadowkill is still going strong in the edits. I'm pushing to be done by the end of February. Now that I have a self-imposed deadline, something happens in my mind that cements it and envisions what is needed to succeed.