When Rebel Elements, the first fantasy book in my latest series, titled Seals of the Duelists, suddenly started selling after one week on the market, I was surprised. When it sold 1000 copies in the first month, I was stunned. As it continued to rise in popularity, I had a bold, crazy idea.
See, I sit all day, writing, or thinking about writing, and as a result, my body isn’t in the healthiest condition, and my back complains more than I’d like it to. I didn’t need a drastic change, just, you know, acknowledgment that I’d like to be a little healthier at the size I am. So I thought, “What a fine idea to pit my series book sales against my health! After all, its win/win.”
So that’s what I did. I decided to see whether I could sell more thousands of books by the end of the year, or lose more pounds/inches combined. And now, at the end of all things 2013, I have my answer.
The winner is: me! But, you knew that.
Specifically, my health wins, with more pounds shed than inches lost, but the two stats ended up being pretty close.
However, I’m more than excited by the results from my sales, as well. I released book two, Traitor Savant, in September, and since then I’ve sold over 1000 copies of it. Since releasing Rebel Elements in February, I’ve sold more than 5000 copies, for a grand total of over 6000 books sold since I released the first book in the series.
Overall, an excellent year for my books, my writing career, and me. And you, my faithful readers! Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and may you never run out of adventures to read.