Sodaro's Stories

August 4, 2012

64 much needed kicks in the ass

Filed under: Uncategorized — michelle sodaro @ 1:08 pm
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So, my life has been under a fair amount of stress lately…and it is safe to say that the stress has been winning…and then a question last night caused me to look into something I had been avoiding…A student asked how many books I had sold. How many copies of Whatever you Make of It had been sold. Well, I told him 40 because I suddenly found it very, very odd that I didn’t know…hadn’t been paying attention…had honestly been a little scared to look. This morning…I looked. And the numbers are only current through March so far, but as of March, there are 64 copies of my book in this world. How shiny is that!!!! 64 people (or more, if they shared their copy with a friend as Rebecca does in the book) have met Jac and Jyn and Johnathon and Rebecca. 64 people have met some of my favorite fictional people. They may have loved them, they may have hated them, but the point is that they have met my characters.

I feel motivated. I feel energized. I am so close to everything I have wanted…and I have been letting stress win for far too long. This is ridiculous. I need to do my jobs, yes, to the best of my ability. I need to take care of things as I am able. I need to work on my doc. Yes, yes, yes. Of course I need to do these things. They are a part of life…but I need to make sure that EVERY DAY I am making moves toward my goal of getting my other characters out there in the world for people to know. So let’s go, Mich. Do this. You can’t fix everything in your life right now. You can however get your books finished and out in the world.

Lately it has felt that I have been kicked in the teeth everytime I turn around…learning that 64 people (at least) have met my fictional friends…yeah, that’s a much needed kick in the ass.



  1. I’ve met your friends….and fell in love with them….I am one of those 64 (it did count electronic versions too…right???)

    Comment by Tricia VanCantfort Fenner — August 4, 2012 @ 1:27 pm | Reply

    • Yeah!!!! You met them!!!! I am rather biased, but I think they are fabulous.

      Comment by michelle sodaro — August 4, 2012 @ 1:32 pm | Reply

  2. Congratulations. Every book sold is one step closer to a million 🙂

    Comment by Liz Carmichael — August 5, 2012 @ 2:05 am | Reply

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