I Am An Addict


My name is Kristin and I am an addict.

Not drugs. Not alcohol. Not even online shopping (but that one is debatable at the moment.)

I have become addicted to monitoring my E Book sales.


A few days ago my writing partner and I pushed publish on the Amazon dashboard and just like that our first E Book went live for all of the world to see…and buy.  I sat in the den staring at the dashboard.  One sale….two sales…twenty sales.  Holy mother of fuckers we are SELLING OUR BOOK!  It is an amazing thing to see a seed of an idea turn into something real and powerful.  I was hooked, hooked on staring at the sales, the graphs, the royalties, and the ratings on Amazon.


I suppose it started like many other growing additions.  I’ll just peek once at hour at the Best Seller List.  Ok I need more.  I’ll just carry my laptop around the house and refresh the page every ten minutes.  Then the full blown  addiction strikes and before I knew what was even happening I was hiding in my closet, eyes wide watching and waiting to see what happens with this book that we worked so hard on.

My husband begged me to come to bed, but I couldn’t.  The hold was too strong, the pull to the Amazon dashboard had me in its grips.  There was social media to attend to, emails to respond to and send, Facebook groups to check in on.  How could I just push the power down button and walk away?

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My bathroom is a war zone.  There are saws, tile, grout, and mortar everywhere.  Normally this home project would be at the forefront of my OCD priority list, but when in the throes of addiction nothing else seems to matter.  Go to hell bathroom renovation, I need to see if I am still on the Hot New Release List dammit!


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28 thoughts on “I Am An Addict

  1. Haha, I don’t blame you, it sounds absolutely fantastic. Hope all goes well (sounds like it is!). Thanks for linking up to #MarvMondays. Kaye xo

  2. Well done on publishing your eBook. I can understand why you’d be obsessed over the stats! I am like that with my blog sometimes, but I try not to do it too much. It’s so great that you are making sales and you’ve published something you worked hard on. Thanks for linking to #EatSleepBlogRT. Hope you come back next week.

  3. Ah Kristin congrats that the sales are going well there are worse habits to have in this world. Enduldge in it for a while and I’m sure you need to look will drop to once a day, once a week down the years!! ‪Thank you for linking up to the #familyfunlinky‬

  4. Haha this brings back memories of me with my first book! Don’t worry -it’ll pass! I check about once a month now if I remember lol
    Thanks for linking up to #BloggerClubUK 🙂

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