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December 02, 2015

12 Days of Writer's Christmas



SALE RESULTS: Last month I put 30 SECONDS on sale for two weeks to boost sales. I received tremendous support. So many people tweeted about it and posted on their blogs. THANK YOU! I received a couple of new reviews and heard from several people that they got 30 Seconds. I won’t know the figures until this quarter ends, but I wanted to share with you an image of its rank. You CAN see how low it was and how it fluctuated during the 2 week sale and afterward during Black Friday. It is dropping again but I knew that would happen.



Actually, it’s still 99cents on Amazon because they haven’t changed it back. So you can still get it for a discount! :D

Now for some fun. If you don't want to read it all, skip to the bottom. 


12 Days of Writer's Christmas
by
Chrys Fey


On the first day of Writer's Christmas my true love gave to me...
A big fat dictionary.

On the second day of Writer's Christmas my true love gave to me...
Two turquoise highlighters
and a big fat dictionary.

On the third day of Writer's Christmas my true love gave to me...
Three vintage notebooks
Two turquoise highlighters
and a big fat dictionary.

On the fourth day of Writer's Christmas my true love gave to me...
Four calling agents
Three vintage notebooks
Two turquoise highlighters
and a big fat dictionary.

On the fifth day of Writer's Christmas my true love gave to me...
Five golden pens!
Four calling agents
Three vintage notebooks
Two turquoise highlighters
and a big fat dictionary.

On the sixth day of Writer's Christmas my true love gave to me...
Six muses inspiring
Five golden pens!
Four calling agents
Three vintage notebooks
Two turquoise highlighters
and a big fat dictionary.

On the seventh day of Writer's Christmas my true love gave to me...
Seven Ninjas fighting
Six muses inspiring
Five golden pens!
Four calling agents
Three vintage notebooks
Two turquoise highlighters
and a big fat dictionary.

On the eighth day of Writer's Christmas my true love gave to me...
Eight bloggers blogging
Seven Ninjas fighting
Six muses inspiring
Five golden pens!
Four calling agents
Three vintage notebooks
Two turquoise highlighters
and a big fat dictionary.

On the ninth day of Writer's Christmas my true love gave to me...
Nine beta readers reading
Eight bloggers blogging
Seven Ninjas fighting
Six muses inspiring
Five golden pens!
Four calling agents
Three vintage notebooks
Two turquoise highlighters
and a big fat dictionary.

On the tenth day of Writer's Christmas my true love gave to me...
Ten editors editing
Nine beta readers reading
Eight bloggers blogging
Seven Ninjas fighting
Six muses inspiring
Five golden pens!
Four calling agents
Three vintage notebooks
Two turquoise highlighters
and a big fat dictionary.

On the eleventh day of Writer's Christmas my true love gave to me...
Eleven publishers begging
Ten editors editing
Nine beta readers reading
Eight bloggers blogging
Seven Ninjas fighting
Six muses inspiring
Five golden pens!
Four calling agents
Three vintage notebooks
Two turquoise highlighters
and a big fat dictionary.

On the twelfth day of Writer's Christmas my true love gave to me...
Twelve contracts waiting
Eleven publishers begging
Ten editors editing
Nine beta readers reading
Eight bloggers blogging
Seven Ninjas fighting
Six muses inspiring
Five golden pens!
Four calling agents
Three vintage notebooks
Two turquoise highlighters
and a big fat dictionary.


QUESTION: What would you want for Writer's Christmas?


HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!


104 comments:

Jennifer Hawes said...

I would love all of the above!! Still waiting on agents and publishers. Ugh. The waiting game never ends. Glad to see your sales got a boost!

Pat Hatt said...

lol 12 contracts and having publishers beg for a change would sure be fine by me.

betty said...

Just bought 30 seconds :) When I read it (and I'm not sure when with all going on here) I will review it on my blog and Amazon :)

Cute list of the 12 days of Christmas writer style :) I'm not a writer but I'd like on my writer list some place cozy to write with a good view I think.

betty

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Love that, Chrys! Too funny! :)

TBM said...

Ha! I love that. 6 muses, though. That might be confusing. Congrats on the sale!

diedre Knight said...

Delightful! Your title alone made me smile because I knew you'd come up with something brilliant :-) "Twelve contracts waiting" shall dance in head like sugarplums;-)

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Chry - that's fun ... I'd have to start at zero ... and have people begging at my blog door to write some books! and then need the rest of the days to roll along. amusing to read .. cheers Hilary

Julie Flanders said...

LOL how cute!! Yes please, give me those 11 publishers begging. :D
Congrats on your successful sale!!

Chrys Fey said...

I want all of the above too. ;) Waiting is never easy.

Chrys Fey said...

Wouldn't those be nice? ;)

Chrys Fey said...

Thank you so much, Betty! I can't wait to read your review.

Chrys Fey said...

Thanks, Madeline!

Chrys Fey said...

It might get confusing, but you'd never have writer's block. ;)

Chrys Fey said...

Glad you enjoyed it, Diedre!

Chrys Fey said...

I'll be the first person begging. ;)

Chrys Fey said...

LOL! That is every writer's dream, isn't it? Thanks!

Jeffrey Scott said...

Cute rewritten songs. Was Alex one of the ninjas fighting? LOL
Who wouldn't want 12 publishers begging? I do. That might get me motivated more than the six muses. But I'd take them too.
Glad to hear positive results from the sale.

Karen Walker said...

You're much braver than me, Chrys. I don't even try to find out stats for sales. You'd have to lock me up. Congrats.

Pat Garcia said...

Hi,
Congrats, Lady. Happy to hear that the promotion brought some results.
All the best.
Shalom,
Patricia

Chrys Fey said...

Ha! Alex is one of the Ninjas fightibg! Glad you caught that. :)

Chrys Fey said...

Thanks! The reason for the sale was to see the results, so I had to look. :)

Chrys Fey said...

Thank you, Pat!

Christine Rains said...

Thanks for sharing how the sale went. Great that it boosted sales so much! It's an awesome story. I'd like all those things for Christmas too. One really good contract would make me happy. :)

Chrys Fey said...

You're welcome. And thank you so much for all of your tweets/retweets! :D That would make me happy too.

Juneta key said...

LOL I love it, Wonderful Writer's Christmas I think I would also want 13 blockbusters book hits and 14 movie deals, lol, If I am gonna dream, gonna dream really big. Santa Claus is Coming To Town Already have my copy of 3 Seconds
Juneta @ Writer's Gambit

Chrys Fey said...

Oh yes! I would want those too. ;) Those have been my dreams for as long as I can remember.

Thank you, Juneta!

Sherry Ellis said...

I sure like #11 and #12! As I mentioned, I really enjoyed 30 Seconds! I'm so glad you saw a spike in sales.

Chrys Fey said...

So do I. ;)

Thank you, Sherry!

Tamara Narayan said...

Dude, there aren't enough days in the month for what I want for Christmas--10,000 buyers buying! How awesome would that be!

Arlee Bird said...

What I'd really like for Christmas is something only I can give myself--greater initiative and ambition. Or maybe a housekeeper would be good so I'd have more time freed up for writing.

A book contract with a specific deadline might help.

Arlee Bird
Tossing It Out

Chrys Fey said...

LOL! That would be awesome! ;)

Chrys Fey said...

Some times the best gifts are the ones we can give ourselves. I've always wanted an assistant. ;)

Anonymous said...

Last Christmas, I'd have gone for reviewers, but this one has to be beta-readers.... and a clear path ahead = a torch.

Jacqui Murray said...

That was an interesting peak at your sales. Thanks for sharing that. And love the 12 Writerly Days of Christmas.

Nicola said...

I would love a new office with an antique oak desk with a leather chair on wheels so I can roll away from my brand new state of the art computer when my writing falters. oh dear, that is a bit of a tall order. Need to get writing a lot to get all my wishes :) Great post Chrys and well done with your sales. I wish you lots more in 2016 (paid of course). Take care.

Tanya Miranda said...

That was fun! I read it out loud. :-D

Stephen Tremp said...

Chrys, I like the 12 Contracts Waiting! Even one would be great.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Ninjas fighting! You rock.
Awesome your sale moved some books and helped the ranking. Hoping mine does the same.

Sandra Hoover said...

Awesome song lyrics! I love it! As for me - I want to get my book published in 2016. Grant me that & I'll ask for nothing more! lol

Crystal Collier said...

Love it! For my writerly Christmas, give me so FREE PROMOTION on a HUGE site, please? =) That or a two-week all-expense-paid writing retreat. But then I'd miss my family, so that probably wouldn't work out so well...

Kristin Smith said...

Love your song!! Glad to hear the sales spiked during your 99 cent sale! I'll share the love on Twitter right now if it's still going!

Chemist Ken said...

Congrats on the success of 30 Seconds.

BTW, the thought of having 10 editors scares me!

VR Barkowski said...

Awesome lyrics, Chrys. For Writer’s Christmas, the contracts would be especially nice, although I should probably get my manuscript to the ten editors first. :)

VR Barkowski

Lisa Thomson said...

Ha! Any of those would be great, LOL. Esp the publishers begging!

Chrys Fey said...

Reviewers would've been a goid one to add.

Chrys Fey said...

Glad you enjoyed it. :)

Chrys Fey said...

I wish I had a separate office. My "office" is in my bedroom. :p

Chrys Fey said...

Yay! Did you sing it? :p

Chrys Fey said...

One would be awesome!

Chrys Fey said...

:)

I'm sure your sale will do great.

Chrys Fey said...

If I could grant it for you, I would. :)

Chrys Fey said...

Now we're talkiing! Free promo on a huge site would very awesome. And I'd take a writer's retreat in Ireland.

Chrys Fey said...

Thanks for tweeting, Kristin!

Chrys Fey said...

Thank you, Ken!

LOL. What about 10 editors willing to edit?

Chrys Fey said...

I wish we could all get those 12 contracts for Christmas. :D

Chrys Fey said...

Yes, indeed! :D

nashvillecats2 said...

I did enjoy the 12 Writer's Days of Christmas, excellently thought out.
I once did my own version of The 12 Days of Christmas but for reasons known only to myself it is unprintable to go on line......if you see what I mean.
Yvonne.

Lidy said...

Congrats on the sales. I love your 12 days of Christmas and would love to get them all. Especially 10, 11 and 12. I once did a 12 Days of Christmas Wishlist. Even found and added a nice instrumental bells version of the song. Off my own list, I wanted most were the 10 aqua notes, 7 leather journals and 5 space age pens.

Nas said...

Thanks for sharing insights about your sale.

Liz A. said...

I think you about covered it there. Really.

Olga Godim said...

Wonderful post, Chrys. For me in the new year - I want to find a writing group.

emaginette said...

To be honest, I want your ranking stats. :-)

Anna from Elements of Writing

Loni Townsend said...

Ha! Excellent rendition and perfect for writers!

Anonymous said...

Haha. That was cute.
I have no idea what I want for Christmas as a writer. I barely know what I want for presents and stuff like that. I don't often think about it.

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

Ah, your true love was very nice to you. What more could a writer want?
Good luck with your sales going up again.

klahanie said...

Hi human, Chrys,

Pawesome adapation, my human friend. Now, I'm dreaming of a Write Christmas....

Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses,

Penny xx

Adrienne Reiter said...

Not only are you an adept novelist you are a wiz at sales and marketing. Reading your posts are always inspiring.

Best,

Adrienne

Chrys Fey said...

Was it a naughty version? :p

Chrys Fey said...

Aqua notes, leather noteboojs, and space age pens should be on my Christmas list. :)

Chrys Fey said...

You're welcome. :)

Chrys Fey said...

LOL. :D

Chrys Fey said...

I hope you find a goid one, Olga!

Chrys Fey said...

But did you see where it was before the sale?

Chrys Fey said...

Thanks!

Chrys Fey said...

I don't often think about it either. And I hate it when people ask me what I want.

Chrys Fey said...

Ha! My true love hasn't showed up yet. When he does, I hope he has these things for me.

Chrys Fey said...

I'm dreaming of a Write Christmas too. :D

Chrys Fey said...

Gosh, you flatter me. I often feel inadequate and far from a wiz.

J.H. Moncrieff said...

Ten best-sellers!

Down to...

One island retreat!

Cute post. :)

Scribbles From Jenn said...

Congratulations on your book sales! When my turn comes, I'm going to take a page from your marketing book!

Lux G. said...

That is awesome news! Congrats!
Christmas came early for you it seems. :)

Anonymous said...

I loved seeing each new red item. Congrats on the sales. It's great when graphs spike up like that.

Patsy said...

Oh, great 12 gifts!

I'd like a few more sales - and an Amazon review or two, please.

Lisa said...

I would want twelve thousand of my books to sell this month! That would be a great Christmas present, haha!!! Cute! And I'm off to get 30 seconds!

Chrys Fey said...

Love it! ;)

Chrys Fey said...

I hope you have much success, Jenn! :)

Chrys Fey said...

LOL! I wish. ;)

Chrys Fey said...

I loved to see the spikes. :)

Chrys Fey said...

Those are always nice.

Chrys Fey said...

12,000 copies would be the best gift EVER! Thank you, Lisa. :D

dolorah said...

That all sounds good to me, lol. I desperately wish for an agent/editor.

Yolanda Renée said...

A review or two sounds good, and sales lots and lots of sales.Is unlimited time too much to ask for? Heck, I want it all! :)

Yanting Gueh said...

Ooh that sounds great: 12 contracts waiting! Congrats on the sales and new reviews, Chrys. More reviews will come very soon.

Chrys Fey said...

I desperately wish for an agent too.

Chrys Fey said...

Unlimited time is not too much to ask for. ;)

Chrys Fey said...

Thank you, Claudine! :)

Carrie-Anne said...

I'd love for Hanukkah Harry to bring me vintage notebooks and begging publishers! I'd also love a purple Remington portable typewriter and unlimited ink for my pens.

sage said...

Right now, I'd like more time :) Nice play on the old song.

Birgit said...

I am sorry for not being able to read everyone's blof when I want to-Christmas, work and all-crazy times eh? I had to be Canadian there. I love that parody of the song. I actually sang it to myself and you did a great job with this song and your own verses. I think these are great and many want publishers begging. I think it would be cool to have Spielberg want to make a movie of a book I will write one day:)

Chrys Fey said...

Unlimited ink pens...YES!

Chrys Fey said...

More time is always wanted.

Chrys Fey said...

Oh, we understand, Birgit. :) Yes! Spielberg could turn any of my books into a movie. ;)

Anonymous said...

These 12 days of writer's Xmas sound pretty great! Cute idea! :)

Elizabeth said...

Congrats on the sales! I was one of them :) I hope I'll find some time to read it soon. And I love your Writer's Christmas song :)