That’s right, we’re back again!
I’m now 3 for 3, with Claimed by the Highland Wolf making it onto the Amazin Top 100 list for Scottish Historical Romance in less than 24 hours!
I am currently hard at work on book two, Taken by the Highland Wolf. Be sure to sign up for my newsletter to get an advance update on its release!
Hunting Crimson landed on the the Amazon Top 100 list for 1 Hour Short Stories in Science Fiction and Fantasy. #51 baby!
Am I thrilled? Yes I am!
This week on “Author Updates”, fabulous news!!
So yesterday I got a fantastic surprise when Hidden Falls landed on two Amazon Top 100 lists. *Happy Dance*
For “Under 45 Minute Read Short Stories” I hit….
#16 Science Fiction and Fantasy, and #86 Romance
There was of course much revelry and celebrating in the Stephanie Marks household. Unfortunately I completely forgot to take a screenshot of it at the time *face palm*
This morning Hidden Falls was sitting at #23 Science Fiction and Fantasy when I went to snap a pic, but I’m still THRILLED, Top 25 baby!!
So a huge thank you to everyone that helped make this achievement possible.
So many good things.
First the fabulous news. My charging cords arrived from Amazon a few days ago, yaaay! And they actually work which is a super bonus. Ok, two out of three of them work. One doesn’t even have the right connector on the end but I’m still considering myself ahead of the game here. Sometimes you just have to take your wins where you can get them.
I have taken over the first page of Google! The search term “Stephanie Marks writer” now shows this fabulous website along with my twitter feed all over the first page. And almost more mind blowing to me is that when you Google “Stephanie Marks” my website is on page three of Google. My name is surprisingly almost as common as “John Smith”, so to come up at all in search results let alone so quickly feels like a true accomplishment.
I’m back to editing, which feels absolutely wonderful. I feel so responsible and productive. I’m about half way into this run through and I actually feel like I’m actually getting things done.
Now for the not so cool.
Oh my gawd editing suuuuucks.
I always knew that editing is the “hard” part of writing, but this is ureal. No matter how frustrated you get with the original creation it has nothing on the frustration you feel when doing your edits.
I love my story. But crawling through the pages scrutinizing every sngle word, line and turn of phrase is SO not the fun part.
Thank god for my new found Spotify addiction. Nothing gets you through hours upon hours of editing like a super upbeat soundtrack to keep your energy high. It was hard deciding which song to spotlight for Writer Radio this week but in the end it came down to…
Baauer – “Harlem Shake”
Sorry people. Don’t hate me, but this is happening. Just accept it.