Thursday, August 11, 2016

What Vacation Did for My Writing

It would seem that I've been gone for a hot minute. That's because I was. I'd love to tell you it's because I went into the world to find myself. Or to contemplate upon the wonders of the world. Or to find inner peace.

Umm, sure to all of the above if you look at it this way:

My five-year-old twins are home for the summer (ALL DAY, EVERY DAY. So I've been running around behind them—my personal wonders of the world—keeping them busy and having fun. All while breathing very very deeply, trying to find that inner peace because I haven't been able to find myself. Who am I if not just their mother for the summer? I'm nothing else. And that's the way I like it! Even when my darling mini me found a way to break my back. Okay, so she didn't break it, but she did manage to put me out for a week now with pinched back nerves. Long story short: OUCH. (It's getting better, but I'm still in some pain.)

Before that happened, we went to several places on vacation. Something I needed  because I was internally dying, feeling like a failure thanks to my lack of progress with my book. It turns out, I learned some interesting facts that I can now use to keep the story going. So it truly was a case of "things happen for a reason." I needed the time away from my laptop. I needed to go on that specific trip to learn this particular piece of information that I plan on using. And I needed to relax. 

The other good news? Well . . . 

Right before leaving I went on a limb and put both books out for free on Amazon for a couple of days. KINETIC hit #1 for three days, and STATIC made it to #16 on the best seller list.

BUT then . . . 
The following week (when I was away), KINETIC was in the top 100 books SOLD on Amazon Best Sellers List (at #74), and STATIC was in the top 200 sold as well (at #167). And now my "pages read" are going insane on Kindle Unlimited. I'm not saying any of this to boast, but as darling Janie said, I'm sharing the great news with my friends. I needed a little pick me up, and this certainly did it.

What else have I been up to?

I've recorded a few other episodes that are awaiting editing. And did share one more video on how men and women argue differently. I know this sounds odd, but I cannot watch it without cracking up. Maybe because we talk about my husband a little bit, maybe because there's so much truth to what we discuss, or maybe because we have some hilarious video cut-ins. Either way, enjoy!

Thanks for watching!


  1. **Squeals with Joy for you** WTG, Katherine. So proud of you.

  2. Congratulations!! That's fantastic!! And time away from writing can really help us writers out sometimes. Though sorry about your back, yowch.

  3. Hey, that's great! Congratulations!

  4. Congratulations on all your book success, Katherine. Glad you had time to relax a little. Happy weekend.

  5. Congradulations on the book sales. Now all you have to do is release another one so we have more to return to.

  6. Way to go on the book sales! I think I could use a vacation to recharge too.

  7. Free books are downloaded a lot, and that's exactly what you want. Congratulations. And so glad the vacation was good.

  8. Hey, that's awesome! You should boast! You damn well deserve it.

    If arguing with my wife has taught me anything, it's that I'm always wrong even if I'm right, and it's not truly over until I apologize, so now I just cut straight to the apology and dammit that doesn't work either. I am so clueless.

  9. Hooray for you! You needed a break and you got it. Sort of. On your back. But still . . . a break's a break.

    And yeah, I'm pretty doggone proud of you and your book sales!

  10. YAY, YOU!!! That is great news! The ULTIMATE pick me up! KEEP SMILING.... YOU wear it well!


  11. SWEET! Congrats on the sales. That's epic. I'm glad you took a break and got your mojo back. Now keep that mojo, eh? You deserve it.

  12. That's great news! Go you! :) I've never tried Kindle Unlimited. I hate the idea of Amazon telling me where I can publish my stories. Still, I've heard some say it's great for sales. Umm, quandary X