#6… Yes, I’ll Take It!

Tortured Dreams moved into 6th place last night for hard-boiled mysteries on Amazon.  The #1 book in this genre, Joyland by Stephen King.  I think I’m in fine company.  I’ll take 6th.

Everything is moving quickly on Elysium Dreams.  It is going to be ready right on schedule.  I’ll be uploading and holding them as drafts by the end of the weekend.  Holy crap, a whole week early!  Mostly, it’s just formatting now.

I haven’t slept well for two nights now (perhaps I’m starting to suffer from some of Aislinn’s insomnia?).  The first night, it was my SO kicking me out of bed for snoring.  Last night, I wanted to watch as Tortured Dreams climbed the charts.  The timing is perfect, what with the release of Elysium in just a week and a half.

As soon as I finish Elysium, I’m going to sit down and enjoy a book or two before I start work on my next novel.  I have four that are sitting on my Kindle waiting to be read.  Trapped by Jack Kilborn… I loved Afraid.  I’m thinking I’ll love this one as well.  The Ninth Floor by my friend and mentor, Liz Schulte.  Ravage by Iain Rob Wright which I know almost nothing about and finally, It’s Nothing Personal by Sherry Gorman, M.D.

While I could have been reading any or all of these while I worked on Elysium Dreams, I also know that once absorbed in a book, it is hard to get me out of it.  Even telling myself I have to work doesn’t always get the job done.  So I stopped reading once I started editing.  Now that everything is almost finished, I am ready to pick up a good book and get lost in it.

Now I leave you to return to polishing Elysium Dreams so that I can enjoy a good book.

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  1. Congratulations! That’s so exciting! And you deserve a little break. Enjoy those books! I want to read Liz’s Ninth Floor, but I’m a sissy when it comes to scary stuff. It looks kind of creepy, which I think is the point.


  2. 6th place! That is amazing! Congrats!


  3. So exciting! Congratulations – you are in some very good company! 😀



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