As some of you may know, Ereader News Today selected STUCK WITH A STIFF as their Book of the Day yesterday. Obviously, D.D. and I were really excited about having been chosen.
D.D. had already been featured on the site in the past, so I’m sure she handled herself with unimpeachable reasonableness and dignity. After all, this wasn’t her first rodeo.
Myself, on the other hand…
Let’s just say that’s a whole other kettle of fish.
I spent a few hours (until 4 AM) the night before going back every few minutes to refresh the ENT site in anticipation of the feature going live, only to learn that they don’t update until 9:30 AM. Well played, David. Well played, indeed.
But the overly obsessive fun didn’t stop there. Oh no. Not even close.
I managed to check the book and author rankings well over 100 times (well, well over) yesterday all while babysitting two nephews and a niece. The upshot is that I got almost no writing done due to this obsession with the refresh button.
Of course, the book will sell or not sell regardless of how often I choose to look in on its progress. I was quite conscious of this fact. However, I was also seemly powerless to resist the urge to refresh the pages over and over and over again.
How about you, WG2E peeps? Have you ever been bitten by the refresh bug? Been completely at the mercy of the urge to update? Please tell me I’m not the only one out there. I mean…I can’t be, right?
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have a date with a very special button.
David Slegg is an Amazon Bestselling Humorous Mystery Author writing the STUCK WITH A series with Amazon & B&N Top 100 Bestselling Humorous Mystery & RomCom Author D.D. Scott.