Let me tell you that writing a scene can be tough. Describing characters. Building tension. Reaching that happy ending and my favorite…finding a hook that keeps you interested in reading the next book.
Do you know what is also hard? Everything else associated with writing.
It’s the minor details.
Each time I write a new book, I load it on various sites. Goodreads, for an example. I add the details: my name, title, length of book, etc. and I wait.
Typically, it will inform me that the book "cannot be found" or the "author is unknown". Ouch.
But with Akbar’s Diamond, the book loaded immediately. It did the same on Bookbub.
Next, I tried to raise the book rank on Amazon. There are millions of books on Amazon so getting a book noticed is difficult. I went to Facebook and asked my friends and family to order the book. I did an interview with Book Drive for Kids. I reminded everyone when the book was released and it happened!
Akbar’s Diamond reached #15 in new releases of Dragon, Unicorn and Mythical Stories and #19 in Children’s Fantasy (I saw my book on the same page as Rick Riordan’s. I can die happy now.)
I want to say a big thank you for everyone who has:
Ordered a book
Beta read a book and pointed out errors
Encouraged me to keep writing
Took the time to write a review
Read the book for FUN.
I appreciate ALL of you more than I can say.