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Thanks, Queeny!

I woke up really early and couldn't go back to sleep. Which means there will be at least one nap in my future, before I start the release day fun.

Weather is nice, so I'm hoping for some extra balcony time, but I also need to write two blog posts and send out one newsletter. I can do this - used to it and I'm usually fairly fast about it.

Breakfast was a roll (German breakfast roll, wheat but not sweet), with liver pate and cream cheese. Had a glass of orange juice / water - and I did add a pinch of salt to it. Quite an interesting taste!

It's still difficult to drink less when I taught myself to have some water every half hour or so... but I'm remembering how little I used to drink as kid, what I ate as kid, and it's coming back that I had no cold hands and feet back then, either. So it would be smart to move back to that kind of eating, I suppose. (Except it's hard to do that kind of cooking for lunch!)

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Yesterday I spent most of my afternoon and evening in front of my computer, managing the Release Party for my book on Facebook. We had a good time, I gave away three ebooks and got a couple of nice story ideas.

And I sold books throughout the day, it seems, because "Here be Dragons" made it onto two bestseller lists on Amazon! So now I'm not only an "award-winning author", I'm also a "bestselling author"!

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And I'm taking screenshots to document this. It's so incredibly awesome - and I didn't expect this! It was quite a surprise to notice that on the Amazon page yesterday, and to come back to it this morning and see that it was doing even better!

I'm very excited and tempted to spend the day watching the rank go ... up, hopefully! But I have to prepare for visitors, friends of mine are coming over for a sailing tour, participating in Kiel Week tomorrow, and I need to get things prepared for them. She's one of my staunchest fans and loves everything I write. I'm glad I will have a copy of the new book for her, I ordered three that should arrive today.

Oh, my goodness! I had no idea that being an indie author could be so exciting and awesome.

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GOOD FRIDAY MY FRIENDS!

Well today, I need to pick Mom up in an hour or [sign in to see URL] has her mammo. Then I want to drop off a hippie skirt I bought at the Fiddlers festival from one of the stands and have it properly hemmed. Then she and I are going grocery shopping, stopping at the pet store for food and to play with the [sign in to see URL] maybe a few other stores, depends on how tired she [sign in to see URL] have a little lunch [sign in to see URL] knowing us, a chocolate and coffee! LOL Life is too short not to have dessert...
When I get home I have to make a dump run by myself, so hubby and I can do some more work on those dumb juniper [sign in to see URL] the truck to over the cab [sign in to see URL] have at least that much more to go! So another busy [sign in to see URL] YOU ALL HAVE A FANTASTIC [sign in to see URL] IF I DON'T GET BACK ON [sign in to see URL] FABULOUS WEEKEND TOO!
Oh, this was our sunset the other night...
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FIRLE...I am so very happy for you!! emoticon And proud to know you... emoticon

because "Here be Dragons" made it onto two bestseller lists on Amazon! So now I'm not only an "award-winning author", I'm also a "bestselling author"!


AND YOU ARE SO DESERVING OF THOSE ACCOLADES! emoticon

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Well, my book is no longer on the bestseller lists. One single sale yesterday wasn't enough. Ah, well, I had my moment of fame.

Friends are here for the weekend, but they are spending the day on a sailing ship, participating in the Tall Ships Parade of Kiel Week. I'll meet them later today when they get back. We'll walk downtown and have dinner at a nice Italian place.

I still have a regular sinus headache every morning, but since I started drinking less and eating more sugar, salt, starches and saturated fats, my nose is clearing up, and my body is warmer. Quite nice. (I grabbed "Eat for Heat" by Matt Stone when it was free for Kindle.) So I'll keep working on that, and will hopefully beat my sinus infection that way.

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The simplicity of health makes for a refreshing change - I am managing to stay comfortable, in very hot weather, stay calm in crisis, and stay focussed in a very trying time. All because of the knowledge given about metabolism.

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I'm not really eating "well", but now I'm eating what I want, and it feels much, much better. Hands and feet are much warmer, I sleep better and my mood is improved - after only three days!

Sales for my book are down to zero. I have to admit I'm a bit disappointed. It seems that all my friends bought a copy and that's that.

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sales are all advertising. until your book is seen by hundreds, sales will stall. You launched at the end of a month, before pay day, maybe it is in people's wish lists.



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I hope so. emoticon

I keep mentioning it on FB, and a friend of mine has added the first story of the collection to a freebie of his - with backlinks to amazon, of course. I hope this will make a difference.

My old books don't sell at all. emoticon

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HI DI HO GANG!

Well, all day Saturday hubby and I worked in our front lawn area. Tearing out Juniper bushes, raking out old debris, rock and landscape [sign in to see URL] ready to replant some nice [sign in to see URL] Sunday we all went down to visit Dad and took along the [sign in to see URL] Dad down to the dining hall and him and Roger sat and played a [sign in to see URL] lasted about 1/2 hour before Dad's neck started to hurt, but he was laughing and having [sign in to see URL] that may become a SUNDAY [sign in to see URL] and/or Cribbage. Mom and I will put together some small puzzles and then leave them for the other folks there to enjoy doing. [sign in to see URL] is having a danged WINDOW salesman come to the house to give us an estimate on new [sign in to see URL] hour long sales BS visit! LOL [sign in to see URL] to catch up on [sign in to see URL] ya all around! ♥

FIRLE....is there any other way you can "advertise"? Craigs list, online? Local newspaper? I think you need more than [sign in to see URL] your [sign in to see URL] your FB friends have bought it (bought then all)... emoticon

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I sent email to the press lady at work weeks ago, asking if my award would be nice news for the intranet.

Today, she said it was but they cannot do any more PR if it's not uni-related. She also offered to tell our newspaper - but it's hard to market English-language books in Germany.

So I will also need more reach than just FB.

I added some Release Party quotes to the book page, as well as a personal message from me - it's live already. Hope it'll help sway those who actually see it...

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