If you've friended me on FB (and still bother to follow along), you might've seen that I officially rolled over 2000 books sold this morning. So, I'm celebrating. Woohoo.
Yeah, it took 3 years of publishing to sell that many copies. Yeah, it's good in a way. It depends on the perspective. If you're a traditionally published author, maybe that's not so woohoo for you. :shrug: I am not now, nor will I ever be, traditionally published. If you've had a lot of money to throw at advertising, maybe 2K is a low number in your world. I haven't had that option thus far, so I'm feeling pretty good about it.
Sure, I wish it was more. I sold a thousand books my first year. By that projection, one might think I'd bw passing the 3K mark right now. Actually, I had hoped it would be exponential and something more along the lines of 1K the first year, 2K the second, 3K the third, so I'd be at the 6K milestone right now. Hopes and expectations are good, but they're not reality.
Still, it's a milestone. And worthy of a minor celebration. If I drank, I'd toast myself. Instead, I'll just have some coffee and get ready to get back to work after my week off.
How do you celebrate the milestones in life?