This week has been thoroughly kicking my ass. Moving sucks. Between lifting, loading, unloading, painting, disassembling, reassembling, cleaning, and all the day-to-day shit I have to continue to keep my kids fed, clean, schooled, and progressing to their next Taekwondo belt color, I'm both physically and mentally exhausted.
The new place is coming along nicely though. My wife likes decorating as much as she hates untidiness, so she's been working like a carpenter ant on meth.
Now that the most of the heavy lifting is done, I can finally start thinking about this blog post that I should have written over the weekend. With so much going on in my life right now, one would think it would be easy to come up with a topic.
I could write about moving, and how much it sucks. But I think most of you know that already.
I could post a bunch of pictures of my new house, but there's still a bunch of shit out of place, including a refrigerator in the living room, and dried paint splattered all over the countertops (because we're having them replaced, so why not be a little messy?). And really, who wants to see that anyway? If an author I enjoyed reading posted about his or her new house, I'd probably skip that.
I could post about CONtraflow, which I'll be attending this coming weekend in New Orleans, along with several other members of Authors & Dragons. But, well, I guess the previous sentence says just about everything I have to say about that.
I could post about something unrelated to all that's going on around me. But my brain is way too full for that.
I could write about last night's presidential debate, but I didn't watch it.
Hang on a tick... What about the thing I posted last week that nobody gave a shit about? I could do more of that.
Last week's post outlined the next step in the evolution of my Kindle Countdown strategy, which I'm currently implementing the first phase of.
All of my bundles are currently on sale for $0.99. As I've mentioned before, BookBub can eat a dick. So in order to get the word out, I've decided to try my luck with Book Butterfly. How have my results been so far?
That's a screenshot of me owning half the first page of Amazon's Dark Humor list, with C&C Volume I in second place, only being overshadowed by the newly released audio version of 3d6. Those are results I can live with. Hopefully, future promotions will prove the Butterfly more reliable than the Bub.
A new milestone I've reached is breaking into the Top 500 authors on Amazon.
With an overall ranking of 484, I'm currently in the Top 100 for several category lists, putting me in the company of some much more talented and successful Fantasy and Science Fiction authors.
Am I writing this to toot my own horn? Not really. I'm more interested in keeping a record of how the new strategy is working out. Also, my brain is fried, and I owe you guys a blog post. This is pure filler, plain and simple.