I’ve been feeling a little lost for the last couple of days. I’ve finished my part of Alcohologist Chronicles (still waiting on @Yeti_Detective to finish his part), we haven’t started our next project yet, and I’ve been having a really hard time writing Seven Keys 2. To top it off, after the Free Promotion, my sales dropped to ZERO for a few days, and I hadn’t gotten any reviews. I was circling the edge of a pretty deep emo spiral. I’m not afraid to admit.
Then, a Facebook friend popped up and told me he’d finished my book and really enjoyed it. It was exactly what I needed to hear when I needed to hear it. I made him a proposition: if he posted a review on Amazon, I’d do a happy dace.
So, it’s been a long week. For those of you that might not know, I work for a government agency involved in finances on a certain day of the year. I also happen to be the receptionist for that agency. You might be able to extrapolate that to mean that I had a crazy Tuesday. I did, and I’ve been having a little bit of a struggle getting myself put back together. It took a lot more out of me than I was expecting.
So, if you’ve been reading this blog for awhile, you know that I’ve been going through a pretty big weight loss journey for the last 8 months or so. I moved out to Montana and started a new job way back in August. After being off-work for six months before that, spent mostly laying on a love seat and consuming my body weight in junk food, I weighed a ton. Not literally a ton, but close.
388 Pounds, the last time I weighed in.
I keep finding white hairs in my beard…
The March 21st release of the film Divergent saw crowds lining up to catch what is only the latest in a series of films based on YA dystopian book series. Looking at the $54 million it took in on opening weekend, it’s probably safe to say the public hasn’t tired of the genre yet, but in a sea of so many films, how does it stack up to it’s most obvious competition: The Hunger Games, and is the opening weekend success a sign of more to come?
When The Hunger Games series of books were released, they were a breath of fresh air for vampire fatigued YA readers. Based on the massive success of the Twilight films, it was a logical step to turn the books into films, and after only two films (out of four) the series has brought in an astonishing $832 million. Given the similarities between the two series, it seemed logical that when Divergent was first published, it became a best-seller and was adapted into a film. In fact, none of the books in the series had even been published when author Veronica Roth sold the film rights to all of them.