Wednesday, January 15, 2014

8 Reasons Hits Amazon #1 Spot

It's a thrill to announce that my free ebook 8 Reasons Your Life Matters officially hit the #1 spot on Amazon's Christian Inspiration (free) bestseller list for Kindle today! It also hit #2 on Amazon's mainstream Motivational Self-Help bestseller list, a position at which the book has bounced in and out for the last month or so. It's an honor, and I hope that position represents people who have received encouragement from the words in the book. Thank you to all who have spent time with the book.


I've begun the revision process for the fourth novel, which is expected to be the third novel to hit shelves. It has turned out to be a cleaner first draft than my first couple of novels. It's cool to see that you've grown as a writer. In truth, after several years spent revising your work—books and otherwise—you develop a sharper eye while writing your first draft. Aware of things to look for and past areas of weakness, I tend to edit myself as I write that first draft. That can lengthen your draft process, but it means less revision later on.


Do I have a title? Off the record: Yes, I've had a title since day one. On the record: No, I don't have a title until the book is complete. (Read into the paranoia however you choose!)


I hope your new year is going well and pray 2014 is full of joy for you and me. Cheering you on. Love you guys.


Never give up!


John Herrick
johnherrick.net
johnherricknet.blogspot.com


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19 comments:

  1. I just recently read your book. I can understand why it would hit the #1 spot.

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  2. Thanks very much for spending time with the book, Himawari, and for the kind words. All best to you in your life's endeavors!

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  3. I just finished reading your book. I came across it a few evenings ago when I was searching for a book about self worth. I believe brought it into my life... some things seemed like they were meant just for me. Thank you for your wonderful book!

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    1. I believe God brought it into my life.

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    2. Aw, thanks for letting me know, Betsy. If it helped, then that was an answered prayer for me. Keep pressing on. God bless!

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  4. Your book was so wonderful and such an inspiration for me.It was a prayer answered for me.It dealt exactly with issuses I am going through.I know this is God using you too help so many others.Thank you.

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    1. Thanks for letting me know. Sounds like God has His eye on you. :-) I'm thrilled it helped. God bless!

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  5. I love your book !!!!!!!
    So much of it hits where my heart is now. There are millions of books online...God put yours in front of me. I find you a very qualified writer.......

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  6. Ps........I have so much highlighted in it that it's multicolored hahaha.......Thanks for the wonderful book.

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  7. Aw, thank you, Barbara. If it met you where you're at right now, then God answered a prayer of mine in writing it. Thanks for letting me know and for spending time with the book! God bless.

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  8. Thanks for writing this book. Currently going thru difficult time in life where i have started questioning self worth and the book is serving as a real catalyst. It is revealing me y i matter. Hopeful to walk into purpose of my life with this book. Thnks.

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  9. I'm going thru a difficult time and looking for ways to understand . Read your book and pray it's a start in the direction God has planned for me.

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  10. @Anonymous and @Anonymous Thank you both for spending time with the book and commenting. Praying you find everything you need to find. Love you both!

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  11. Thankyou John, for making me realise someone does care and love me. I'm still struggling but am stronger, May the Lord continue with his blessings on you!

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  12. @jude Thanks for your words. Praying you get stronger and stronger. Hang in there till the sunrise.

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  13. John, I found your book by accident....well I know it was not an accident. God lead me to this book at very lonely season of my life. You search for more of God and moving into the freedom of worshiping God with complete abandon was my story as well. And yes, I was picked last in sports as well but one time in church softball, I hit a home run with two on the bases and we won. That momentum carried me for many months! Small successes can build you up so much. I am "pressing in" as hard as I can during this season. God is faithful and I will come out on the other side strong in our Lord.
    Bless you brother!

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    1. That is so cool to hear. Thank you for posting to let me know the book meant something for you. And I loved the baseball story! :-) Prayed for you today. You're right, God will stick with you step by step and cause you to press through to the other side. God bless!

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  14. John, It is so cool to share and converse the up side and down side of life and our life does matter, I think when we let our shields down there is power in vulnerability. It frees us to share our humanity and know that we all bleed red but thank be to God that He laid it all down for us......that's freedom.... Bless you bro! Thanks for the reply and your prayers.....praying for you today. Keep pressing in..........

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    1. Thanks Wes, I appreciate the prayers. :-)

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