It’s been a crazy few weeks! I wanted to post about this last week but I’ve been pretty bogged down with Fred and Ellie. Now that they’re officially with the editor (yay!) I thought I’d take a second to share this awesome news…
I was so excited to release the new Three Girls book and it was really fun to hear how you responded to it. I got tons of feedback and it made me crazy happy to know people care about those characters as much as I do. You’re all awesome!
To celebrate the new book I decided to put the first three books in the series on sale. And that’s when things got really nutty! I was so shocked by the response, I can’t even tell you! At one point my little series was in the top twenty on Amazon and #1 on Barnes and Noble. #1! I never thought I would be #1 anywhere! Even better, on Wednesday of that week I found out that I made the USA Today Bestseller list. What?! That’s just crazy talk! In my wildest dreams I wouldn’t have imagined that something like this would ever happen. USA Today! So Insane!
Now things have started to get back to normal but I’m still living in a little happy bubble 🙂 I wanted to take a minute to thank you all so very much for your support over the past few years. Your comments on this blog, your emails, your interaction on Facebook, your reviews–all of these things make my job so worth doing. I spend so much time chained to my computer by myself and your interaction makes such a difference to me. And if you’ve taken a moment to tell a friend about one of my books, or to tweet a link, or share something on Facebook, or to write a review, or spent your hard-earned money on one of my stories, please know that you’ve helped me live my dreams of being a full-time writer. I honestly couldn’t do any of this without you guys and I am so, so thankful.
I have a full year planned with oddles of stories to share with you in 2014 (more Thomas and Lizzie, more Ellie and Fred, a bunch of brand new stuff–maybe even some more Three Girls!). Stuff like this just makes me want to work even harder to make my books the best they can be for all of you. On that note I’m going to get back to work on the next project 🙂
Thanks, you guys. Really.
Congrats on that amazing accomplishment, Rachel. I’m so proud and happy for you! You are truly an inspiration to me, honestly. One of my biggest inspirations! Whenever I think of my personal indie author goals, I’m always thinking, “Look at Rachel! She writes chick lit from the heart…they’re awesome books…she’s making things happen…she’s having fun…” So inspirational. You’re welcome for the support, but thank YOU for not only inspiring me so very much, but for seriously entertaining me. Girl, you have no idea how many curl-up-with-a-good-book hours you’ve given me, not to mention how many treadmill hours you’ve made fun for me! You make calorie-burning a real joy! 🙂 Keep up the great work. I’m always excited to see what you do next. XO
I hope you keep up the three girls books! I have read every single one-bought all but the first which was a free prime. I just read the last 3 in 4 weeks! Can’t wait for the next installment!
Thanks, April! I’m so glad you like them. I’m working on the Lovestruck series right now but there will definitely be more Three Girls in the future!