Paying it Forward

Ok, so we know it’s no secret I love Twitterville and all the tweeps on it. I love the great conversations and all the kind gestures I see each and every day. I love that writers get to connect with those that not only read their work, but also blog about it. I love that writers root for each other and that bloggers show authors their love of reading by writing beautiful reviews of their stories. I love the RT’s and giving shout-outs to all my friends I’ve come to rely on each and every day. I love paying-it-forward and showing my friends that I care enough to RT things that are important to them.

This week, I found out the most amazing and wonderful thing that someone did for me that I never knew. On April 17th, my sales took a huge spike and I sold more copies that day of Meant to Be, than any other day. My sales ranking went from 32,000 all the way down to 1,300, and I was amazed. This was a huge crossroads type of day for me. I had just found out that I had gotten a job I had applied for. I was not overly excited about the job, and was sad it would take more hours away from writing and my family. The day my numbers spiked, I told my hubby I was going to turn down the job and take the summer off to get the second book released. The spike in my sales gave me the faith I needed to continue to pursue my dream.

Soooo, I’m sure you’re wondering what changed it all and spiked my sales. Well, on April 17th, someone listed my book on the website, Pixel of Ink, which I had no idea even existed. I have no idea who listed it, but wish I did. They will never know what they fully did for me that day, and I will forever be grateful to them. They gave me the confidence to shoot for my dream once and for all. That also made me think of all of the other wonderful people that I have had the pleasure of meeting since the release of Meant to Be. To each and every one of you that have helped and inspired me with your kindness and support, I say THANK YOU!    Paying-it forward is an amazing and powerful concept that creates an infinite number of positive ripple effects. I truely believe this, so if you paid-it-forward for me that day, thank you so much. I challenge everyone to find a way to pay-it-forward for someone. I promise it will benefit you sometime when you least expect it.

I’ve decided to tie this week’s signed copy of Meant to Be into the whole pay-it-forward theme: The first tweep that posts a comment in this week’s blog section on something I’ve re-tweeted, a blog site I’ve mentioned, or an author’s book I’ve talked about will win a signed copy of Meant to Be 😮

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18 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Rachel
    May 13, 2011 @ 19:51:38

    Congratulations on the sales spike! You are one of my very favorite Tweeps. May your success continue for years to come. You are truly an amazing author and an absolutely lovely person to know on Twitterville!

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  2. Brielle
    May 13, 2011 @ 19:52:29

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  3. Sammie Spencer
    May 13, 2011 @ 19:53:12

    I’ve already gotten my beautiful copy – but I love this post! I also love the writing community on Twitter, and am going to do all I can to pay it forward for other writers!! Thanks for the great post, Tiff!

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  4. Kreag Sheehan
    May 13, 2011 @ 19:59:50

    I hope I’m commenting in the right place :). I know you retweeted Jen Armentrout when she was announcing you could download Daimon for free! Thanks so much Tiffany! Meant to Be looks amazing, and you are one of the nicest people on twitter 🙂

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  5. Mindy
    May 13, 2011 @ 20:02:27

    So I already have my wonderful signed copy so you don’t need to enter me…but I wanted to give you a CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

    Mindy

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  6. Darlene
    May 13, 2011 @ 20:08:39

    This is a great post Tiffany and I totally agree. I am fairly new to twitter but already see the benefits. I have learned that the writing community is very supportive of each other and I love that. It is an amazing way to expand your network and meet terrific people, not to mention to learn many new things!

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  7. Ashley
    May 14, 2011 @ 15:07:25

    Isn’t this whole community just great? I’m so happy I joined Twitter. It goes above and beyond my expectations constantly. Happy to hear of the continued success of Meant to Be!! 🙂

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  8. Billie Jo Woods
    May 14, 2011 @ 17:41:41

    Writers need to stick together and this is a lovely story showing why. Congratulations!

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  9. Jamie Corrigan
    May 14, 2011 @ 20:20:03

    You RT-ed this

    LOL! I’m so trying to get a signed copy! 🙂

    Reply

  10. Kenyatta Seagren
    May 15, 2011 @ 21:01:10

    Hello, just hopped over to your web site from stumbleupon. It’s not an article I would normally read, but I loved your spin on it. Thanks for making an article worth reading!

    Reply

  11. John DeJordy
    May 17, 2011 @ 19:03:51

    Congrats to you

    Reply

  12. giuseppe bianco
    May 18, 2011 @ 09:02:49

    You deserve all of your success and are a true inspiration to all indie authors.

    Reply

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