Today, Angelfall reached 1,000 ratings on Goodreads.
A few months ago, when it got 10 ratings, I was so excited! Ten people had read and rated it. Ten! And I didn't even know these people. Well, okay, I knew one, but still. Nine of them were complete strangers.
When it got 100 ratings, I was flabbergasted. 100? Could that be right? I mean, I had fantasized about a hundred people reading my little book with maybe DOZENS rating it. But 100 ratings meant this was beyond friends of friends. How were they even finding it? I walked around in a happy daze, thinking, I am a novelist! That's right. Total strangers read my book. They voluntarily spent hours of their lives sharing my dream of Penryn & Raffe. And they enjoyed it! How amazing is that?
Well…you can imagine how I feel today.
1,000 ratings, with 400 of them being full reviews, complete with moving GIFs and photos to describe how they felt about Angelfall.
1,000 ratings, averaging 4.5 stars.
Words like "stunned", "honored", "grateful" and "moved" come to mind. But really, there are no words to describe how I feel right now. The readers have given me the gift of a lifetime.