File this under shameless brag. Or excessive celebration.
16. . .
The number of copies of Hood I sold yesterday on Amazon.
I had been averaging selling 4.4 books per day since release Jan. 13th. From what I understand that’s something to celebrate in and of itself. But 16?!? MAN, that got me excited.
If there’s anything I’ve learned from poker, it’s one thing. Celebrate your victories. If there are no big victories, celebrate the small ones.
Because it’s hard to stop yourself from feeling defeat when it happens. So you better damn well enjoy victory when it comes.
If there’s anything else I’ve learned from poker, it’s that past outcomes are not an indicator of future success/failure. Over a long enough sample size, sure, past data can be used for information. But we’re talking 2.5 weeks here. I can’t rest on my laurels. Gotta keep swingin’ the bat for my book!
Anyway. I just wanted to enjoy this, and share it with you all, specifically those who have helped me get the book to where it is. It’s been a long road.
So from the bottom of my heart, here’s some amazing (bread)cat pictures.