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Not So Sleeping Beauty

I dream of sleep, daydream that is. At the end of each day, I am thoroughly exhausted from working as an online teacher and chasing around one very energetic toddler. My back aches from carrying around said toddler, along with my laptop, while simultaneously conferencing with a parent and/or sweeping the floor. My back aches from cooking dinner and bending over coloring with daughter each evening. My eyeballs ache from staring at a computer screen for eight plus hours a day. All of these aches and pains and yet, I lay down in bed each night and my foggy brain suddenly fires to life while my eyelids pop open. I have insomnia and it sucks, big time.

Mirror, Mirror

The number of units “sold” for free was in the thousands in just twenty-four hours.
I was the #1 best seller in the categories of “Motherhood” and “Memoirs”
I was the #2 best seller in the category of “Biographies and Memoirs” (out of 169,000 + books)
I was the #10 best seller in the category of Nonfiction (out of nearly 1.9 million books)
I made it to #97 on the best seller list for ALL Kindle ebooks (almost 4 million books)
I made the best seller lists in the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, and Denmark in the categories of Biographies/Memoirs, Nonfiction, and Parenting

I admit. I woke up with a big head this morning and it was not all hair. Please excuse the narcissism and I promise to resume poking fun at myself. Before I do, I just want to thank all of my friends, family, and loved ones who showered me with support yesterday and made the day a great success. I want to give a special thank you to my dear husband, who allowed me to steal his birthday thunder and acted as my personal cheerleader. If you are one of my dear readers who downloaded my book for free, know that it is my honor to have you read my book. If I were to ask, “Mirror, Mirror on the wall…who is the most grateful of them all?” the answer is me. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Writing My Fairy Tale

I self published my first book this week, From Dream to Dream Come True: My Journey to Motherhood. I sat for a long time with my finger poised over the “Save and Publish” button on Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing website. My book was done, edited what seemed like a million times, and my cover created. […]