The Law of Unintended Consequences


I often forget this law exists.  It is rather an important law, both good and bad come from it.

In June, I changed the title of The Life & Dysfunction to The Dysfunctional Affair.  Several people had told me the title was too long and didn’t convey the “right” message.  Since I’m not sure what the “right” message is, I shook my head and changed the title anyway.

As some of you know, in the last month, I have really started marketing Tortured Dreams, building up an audience before the release of Elysium Dreams.

In May, when I advertised Tortured Dreams I sold copies of Tortured Dreams.  However, the last two ads I’ve run for Tortured Dreams has sold copies of Tortured Dreams, but it has also sold copies of The Dysfunctional Affair, The Dysfunctional Valentine and The Dysfunctional Honeymoon.

Yesterday, as sales continued to climb on all four books, it dawned on me: I write two mystery series… One cozy, one not.  And oddly, I have almost a 50% retention rate for the Dysfunctional Chronicles.  My retention rate on the Strachan books is not even close to that (4.2%) and I haven’t a clue what it will be for the Cain books, but I’m guessing it will be in the same neighborhood as the Strachan books.

We got our new bed yesterday.  From a traditional innerspring to a memory foam.  I’m a little stiff this morning, but they said that could happen.  My SO is hating it.  But he slept better last night than he has in weeks.  And he did NOT talk in his sleep last night or if he did, I was just sleeping so soundly that it didn’t wake me.  Of course, I could have done with a few more hours, but that’s the Benedryl talking.  My legs, arms and torso are covered in bug bites and Benedryl makes them stop itching.  It also makes me very sleepy.

And I have sorted my stylus question.  I bought one on sale and decided to give it a try.  I love it!  Love, love, love, love it… It works on my Kindle, my SO’s iPhone, it’s wonderful.  Got it at Big Lots of all places, cheap.

I had a friend post on my timeline “Three more days!!!  I’m so excited!!!”.  When I first saw it this morning, my mind kicked into overdrive.  Had I forgotten something really important that we were supposed to do?!?!?  Then it hit me, she was talking about the Elysium Dreams release.  Duh, Hadena!

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