Beige Bar of Shame

October 1st– It’s 4 o’clock in the morning and I’m checking my stats because well that’s what I do when I don’t know what else to do on the internet. Since it’s a new month my stats have been cleared out and all I see if the beige bar of shame. It’s ok though because most of my sales occur during the day not late at night, so this is normal. I’ll probably see a sale when I wake up.

Later in the day- Still no sales. So this is it I’ve plateaued, I’m sure I will never get another sale, ever. That’s ok, I can live with that. It will be ok.

Even later- No sales. Maybe if I put my book free again. At least this way I’ll get downloads. No I can’t do that because I wanted to save my free days for when my second book comes out, well maybe I could use one. That would still leave two days for my new book promo. No I will wait; I need to get use to the beige bar. I haven’t suffered enough as a writer, it will help me grow and be a better person. I don’t want to be a better person, but I resist the urge and go to sleep early.

October 2nd–  Still no sales, plus I wake up to a twitter message from a writer I follow who has better reasons for disliking Revolution than I do. His message tells me that someone is posting dreadful things about me and gives me a link. Oh my god! What have I done to make someone not like me?!? I’m likable right? I click on it and it takes me to a login page, since I opened my computer I’ve been having to log into everything so I don’t think anything of this, until it says the page isn’t valid. Shit. I just gave someone my login info. I spend the next 15 minutes changing my password everywhere.

Later in the day- Still no sales. I ask my husband if I have kind eyes, he takes one look and says no without any hesitation. I don’t think he understood what he was supposed to do there, because he immediately started back peddling saying that he couldn’t tell what kind of eyes I had. Then it was just your eyes are pretty. Yeah, why don’t you go play a video game.

I read a forum thread about how this always happens at the beginning of the month, sales don’t report right away for some reason and I feel slightly better. I mean I don’t get sales every day but surely I would have something right.

Stupid beige bar.

OMG! I got a sale!! My life can go on and I can get back to writing. I don’t know what I’m going to do when I stop getting sales. I mean I was able to get writing done on the 1st, a lot actually, but today it really started to bug me. Oh well, I will do what I do best and deal with that problem later.

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