Number One!!!!! (For a couple of hours)

Last night I couldn’t sleep.  So, I got up, got a drink and sat down to look at my book’s stats for the umpteenth time since last Monday. I’m glad I did because I was number one in the Amazon UK free download chart!
It’s amazing, and obviously I feel really happy, but it doesn’t really feel like it’s happening.  I had so many doubts about this book, spent so much time on it and nobody believed it was actually being written because I took so long over it… and now it’s all paid off. Not literally, it’s a free download. But you’d think I’d be over the moon and want to celebrate.  But all I want to do is sleep.  I’m not in a glitzy glamorous world where I can drink champagne and enjoy my success.  I’m sitting in my PJs watching the Australian Open final, listening to my son play with his new toy, Jumbo Le Jet, a plane which speaks in French in the most annoying voice you’ve ever heard.  My life has not changed one bit.
Sadly, the Amazon chart resets on a Sunday morning and I’m number 500-odd now, so I can’t show my friends and family my chart position live.  Luckily I took a screen shot!
lacey dearie amazon uk free download number one the tangled web

It’s now back up to full price, so lets see where we go from here.


  1. January 29, 2012 / 5:59 pm

    I'm really chuffed for you and really glad I kept encouraging you to finish the book. I always had the belief that you would do well with it.

    Don't Stop Believing!

  2. February 4, 2012 / 12:33 am

    Thanks mate. You believed it would do well even when I didn't! It's nothing like I imagined though, as you know. Maybe I'll just keep the sequel to myself 🙂 (and maybe a select few!)

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