I have a very addictive personality. Don’t worry — I’m not addicted to anything dangerous. Instead, I’m addicted to coffee, ordering shoes and coats, and (of course!) chocolate hobnobs. You’d think all of these addictions would keep me plenty busy. But no! I’ve developed a brand new addiction over the past couple of weeks.
I’m addicted to book sales.
Every time I see the sales totals go up for Diamond Geezer, I get an adrenaline rush. I feel excited, happy, and surreal — like I can’t believe this is really happening. I spent years picturing what it would be like to be a professional crime novelist, but the reality is turning out so much better than my dreams. The feelings I’m experiencing right now are the best natural high!
And, just like any other addiction, I can’t get enough of all those good feelings. Every time I experience them, I want more and more! So, in addition to feverishly checking sales numbers, I’m also spending lots of time checking for new reviews and comments. Every time I hear from a new reader, it motivates me to work even harder on my third book.
If I’m this excited now, I can’t even begin to imagine what I’ll feel like if I’m ever lucky enough to write a book that reaches number one. Talk about a natural high!
So, for now, even chocolate is taking a backseat to my book sales. You know you’ve got a serious addiction when chocolate doesn’t offer as good of a rush!