I’m doing it, not because I have to, but because I am proving it right or wrong.
Mikey said, “Do what I tell you to do, and you will sell your first 2500 books. No problem.”
Mikey has 25 years in the social networking system. He is a developer of software. He knows his business. When Pinterest was spanked on the bottom and cried out for the first time, Mikey was standing outside of the delivery room door. He was waiting to see what this baby was going to do.
Mikey was telling me about Pinterest when the baby was ten months old and barely walking. He said, “Watch out, this site will be bigger than you can imagine.” He was right.
Of course, I delivered my little baby last week on May 18, 2012 at 8pm. Only Lin and Jerry were there to drink a little sparkling cider. The book was finished. We hit the Lulu.com button, and the book delivery was over. The baby cried and I came home.
I told the family, who was engrossed in some kind of reality show, “I finished the book.”
“That’s nice,” they said. The delivery was anti-climantic. I thought the whole world would stand still, the light would come down, the angels would sing, “Hallelujah,” and people would bow in amazement. Nothing like that happened.
My family was sick and tired of hearing about the book and it was coming any day. They didn’t even turn down the TV, much less turn it off. They were just thrilled that the book was finished and now I could get back to some kind of normal living.
But wait! Who’s going to feed it, change it, burp it, rock it and hold it? I guess I will have to, I’m the mother of Spirit of the Red Candle, journal of Mary Magdalene.
I immediately came home, ordered three copies, just to check it out before I put in my bulk order. I am waiting for more copies now. Several people have said, “I want to buy one.”
“I don’t have it yet. It is still in the making at Lulu.Com. Just order from them.”
“No, I’ll wait for the book signing.”
I feel this way about this new baby I produced. Only if you will read it, buy it. Don’t buy it just to make me feel good. There is valuable information in this book for anyone who needs the truth. It’s not about sales. Of course, I’d like to see the sales go off the chart, and the buzz would carry it, but most important, I am sitting back and watching how the life of this book will go.
I will definitely follow through when the Holy Spirit nudges. He nudged yesterday, I spent the day doing social networking. He nudged this morning, and I posted this update about the results on the Lulu 3 day sale.
This book has to be coddled until it can talk for itself. If it is what I think it will grow up to be, this book will have the life to carry it into the hearts of hurting women. I’m waiting for the results, not from Lulu, but to hear from the person(s) who reads the book and can’t put it down. They fall in love with my little baby.
Have you seen women in a room with a new baby? They have to pick it up and hold it, and talk baby talk to it. I believe this cute little infant, who is growing up into Mary Magdalene is going to have that kind of impact with certain people.
I’m standing back and doting as I watch the life of this book intrigue people. Of course, at the moment, only a few have read the galley but they all shouted, “Awesome book.”
As for Social Networking! I’m going to keep doing it, because Mikey said so.
Few people know about this birth, even though I’ve carried it out in front for the past nine months. I’ve told the world, I had a book coming. I was pregnant with something big.
I moved the deadline back several times, it wasn’t ready. Now it is ready. I’ve taken a different stand on this book than when I was carrying it deep down in my heart. I worked toward a delivery date, but now, I’m standing back and watching the Lord work.
I’ve sent an article to the Sun Newspaper, which might come out today about this need baby born in the Slade family. In the article, there is information to order the book. We will see.
Now, I am seeing where the life of this book is going. I faithfully notified hundreds of people on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, personal friends, organizations about this 3 day sale that Lulu.Com had, giving them an 18% discount. People had about ten hours to respond.
I was anxious to see the results at the end of last night’s sale. I checked this morning, I had sold two books. I had a lady friend from Facebook write, “I was waiting until I had some money, but I had to get it.” Not sure of the other one who purchased it under the deadline.
I am not at all discouraged, in fact I am playing a game with this thing called Social Networking. I am waiting to see how it works. I want it to be successful, because there are so many writers out there, with little money, no clout, no reader’s base, just an idea that needs to be birth. I hope this journal I am faithfully writing, will one day encourage them. I want them to say, if she can do it, then I can do it.
John Locke gave me that kind of confidence. Of course, he is a businessman, he has money, but he didn’t know how to write, just like I didn’t. He jumped through the hoops in the literary world and succeeded.
Another lady I just met over the internet found me on YouTube, ordered a Art Workshop on Watercolor. She was so taken by the DVD, she has became a fan and interested in what I am doing. She has ordered a book. She is anxious to read it.
I think, the few who are buying it right now, seem to have an urgency to read it. I am anxiously waiting for their reactions. I’m not into sales, I am into readers who’s lives will be touched.