Friday, 6 May 2011

Celebrating 500 and an award!

It's been almost two months since I released my humorous short stories Excuse me, where is the exit? and I worked tirelessly to promote and market it. The hours and effort I put into it, paid off:
I'm chuffed. Not only did I sell my 500th book today, I also edited Chapter Seventeen of No Wings Attached, which means there's only one chapter left and it goes into the proof-reading round. It went a strict diet along the way and lost 40k to be precise. I finished the first draft at 120k and that was quite a heavyweight. Can't wait to have it out there, to see how my baby is doing.

To round up what already was a wonderful day, I had a visitor, the lovely Lor Mandela, to my blog who left a nice surprise:

I never win something and it is a wonderful award, being called versatile by someone else than myself. Please pop by on her blog and say hello. You'll also learn about this tradition, which I fully intent to continue, so perhaps it's your blog that receives a surprising gift from me soon?

A brilliant and happy weekend to you, my visitors and readers. You are fantastic. Thank you.


  1. Looks like you had a good week, Stella. Well done you! Go on, crack open the bubbly, you deserve it :)

  2. Congrats on the 500th book...and award!

  3. Thanks, guys.

    And welcome, Ron. ;-)

  4. I had one of those on my old blog...

    Congrats on selling 500! That's brilliant!!!


  5. Thank you, love. I'll soon check out some random blogs. So many good ones out there...