Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Thanks for Making Remembering You #1

Boy Howdy, I'll tell you what, it was so cool to see my book at #1 on Monday. I want to thank each and every one of you who downloaded a copy. I didn't know it was going to happen that way, the Amazon algorhythms are such crazy things, I don't know what I expected but it certainly wasn't #1.

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I took notes while I was in the throes of this process so I'm hoping to have some hard data on promotion and marketing for you as soon as the dust settles. I think by mid-September I should be able to report on what I found. (God, I feel like some kind of analytic professional or something. Funny, I'm just a writer.)

Anyway, it's great to be back on the blogs. I didn't know I would miss you as much as I did. I always say that though, and I do mean it. When I was moving and packing, I was sweating and swearing, wondering when I would be done with it. I didn't really think I wanted to come back until the summer was over, but now, being in my new office, and being able to sit down in the early mornings and read what you guys have been doing without me (Boy, I'll tell you, that Hookers and Hangers blogfest really threw me for a loop) I knew I needed to get back here.

And you know, for it only having been a month gone, it somehow feels like eons. Truly. You guys have become such a part of my life, a lifeline really to my sanity, I don't know what I'd do without you. You keep me grounded to the part of me that is a writer. I've said it before, it's like being back in college. I could always find interesting people to talk with and discuss aspects of writing that I could never do in my "real" life. So thanks for always being there, and welcoming me back after I've been gone.

I really wish I could have a cocktail party and invite you all over. What a blast that would be.

Anyway, now that I'm back, I'm going to try and keep my act together. I've got some really great interviews lined up and some interesting questions to pose.  Hope you'll come by.


Em-Musing said...

Hey! Congrats on #1. And did I hear cocktails? I'm there. When I tried to take a break from blogging, I couldn't do it. Glad you're back.

Anne Gallagher said...

Thanks Em. Boy I'll tell you what, I wish I could invite you. This new house is fab for entertaining. It's too bad I can't. We'll see how far I get with blogging these days. I have so much stuff to talk about, but then I censure myself thinking it's lame so I fight to find a good post. We'll see.

Nicole Ducleroir said...

Your book went to #1!!!!!! I'm ecstatic for you! Huge congrats :))))

Anne Gallagher said...

Thanks Nicole. Only for two days, but it's enough. I get to look at the picture to remind me.

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Holy moley! You don't mess around. Congratulations on the top billing. We always knew you were a star.

Rick Daley said...

Congrats, that's awesome!

jbchicoine said...

Yay Anne! Or is that Robynne? ;)
I'm so proud of your success--Nice new cover, too! :)

Linda G. said...

Congrats, Anne! That is FANTASTIC!! :)

Anne Gallagher said...

Susan, Rick, Bridget, and Linda --

Thanks so much. But it wasn't me. It was the Amazon algorithms. I'll have more on that next Monday.

Still, I do have to say, being at #1 for those two days did make me smile. A LOT!

Sarah Ahiers said...

Woo hoo! #1!!!
And i definitely noticed your absence and i'm glad your back!

~Sia McKye~ said...

I haven't had a chance to read it yet, Anne, but i'm looking forward to it. I've working my way down the list, but having it on the one will know if I sneak a peek,right?

I'm hearing you on sweating and swearing. I'm getting rather colorful myself the past few days. There are muscles hurting I didn't even know I had, lol!

Looking forward to your line up.


Laurel Garver said...

Woohoo! Congrats on your #1 ranking. That's fabulous. I'm all for a cocktail party, as long as there are lots of crushed-ice based beverages to combat the brutal heat! I toast you with a virtual peach daiquiri!

DL Hammons said...

Your act has always been together! :)

Al said...

Wow congratulations on number 1!

Al said...

Hi Anne,
I had to laugh at your guess on my What is it Wednesday? Anything is possible in Oz. Bearing in mind that it is winter down here, there is actually a big tradition of "Christmas in July" in Oz.
It is too hot for Turkey and the like in December down here. No religious tones, just a good excuse to eat "Chrissy" style food in winter.

Anne Gallagher said...

Thanks Sarah. It's good to be back.

Sia -- Oh those muscles! I'm still not done. If it weren't so hot here I could have finished weeks ago. Soon, though, very soon.

Laurel -- Crushed ice for everyone. And lots of food. Love me a good cocktail party.

Don -- You're too sweet!

Al -- Hey that's fab. Monster was just talking about Christmas in July the other day. Sounds like fun. Especially with food.

Talli Roland said...

Wow, fantastic, Anne! What a thrill that must have been. And welcome back.

Anne Gallagher said...

Thanks so much Talli. Yeah, it was pretty heady stuff while it lasted.

Bish Denham said...

YEAH! Congratulations Anne! I must say, I missed your bright shiny face too.

Michelle Davidson Argyle said...

Oh, wow, congrats on the #1 spot. That is so awesome!!! *HUGS*

Glad you are back. :)

Roland D. Yeomans said...

That is so wonderful! I am glad it happened to you. When I was still writing, I hoped that would happen to me.

Amazon's numbers and sales rankings still confuse me! LOL. May REMEMBERING YOU go high for the paid rankings as well! Roland

Lynda R Young said...

A big congrats, Anne!! That's so brilliant! Here's a virtual cheers to you!

Old Kitty said...

Huge huge huge congratulations!! Well done you!!! Awwww of course there should be cocktails galore!! I for one am raising a glass of bubbly for you to celebrate such a great and well deserved achievement! Yay!! Take care