Thursday, September 15, 2011

How to Say...

...a big enough thank you? I don't think I can put into words how thrilled, grateful and overwhelmed I am with all the wonderful support I received yesterday from bloggers, Tweeters and Facebookers. It was amazing, and it made my launch day another incredible experience.

I hope I've got around to everyone to say thank you, but if I've missed anyone, please know how much I appreciate your participation! Yesterday was a bit of blur, as I went from Twitter to Facebook to blogs when I could, and back again. I tried to make it through all the amazing 'If I Could Be Anyone, I'd Be' entries last night, but I ended up collapsing in a heap on the sofa around 10:30 pm.

But what amazing blogs people posted! From Glynis Smy's hilarious video, to Gina Dickerson's fab Lady Gaga, to Jabba the Hut, astronauts, cartoon characters, artists, Buffy, Lenny's brave mongoose... wow! I learned so much about loads of fascinating characters. It was fantastic.And to have Pam Reader live tweeting as she read Willow -- so much fun!

And although my goal was mainly to spread the word about Willow, I'm pleased to report my novel cracked the top 100 of Amazon UK on release day and was number 2 on Movers & Shakers (and it's actually still at number 3 right now!). And all down to the people I've been luckily enough to meet here, on Facebook and through Twitter.

So, how to say a big enough thank you? Well, I really can't. But my heart is full. *wipes tear*

(Winners of the Amazon gift cert, ebook and Marilyn stuff will be announced Friday.)

50 comments:

  1. I'm so glad it was a success Talli, you deserve it. I don't reveal my fantasies of being a dwarf for just anyone you know :-)

    Seriously, it was great fun and a real eye opener reading peoples choices. Thank you for a highly original idea.

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  2. You deserve it, Talli! :o) Congrats again!

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  3. Hi Talli .. it's been an amazing experience .. and I'm still getting round to those I subscribe to ..

    I agree - there were some amazing blogger entries - such fun & two of which I must obviously get across to visit ..

    Talli - you're a star and a gibbering wreck on the sofa at 10.30pm .. you were on the go early too .. no wonder!

    Brilliant example you're setting to one and all .. cheers and I hope today you can relax a little .. perhaps another holiday is due?!

    Cheers - Hilary

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  4. Congratulations!!! You are an awesome member of or community, a brilliant writer and a great supporter for your fellow bloggers. I was more than happy to participate, even though I chimed in late. I wish you all the success in the world with Willow. Sales to the stars!

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  5. We all had fun! And some of the entries really made me think.

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  6. Yay! Glad it was such a hit! It was a lot of fun - loved the choices people made :)

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  7. Congrats Talli you deserve the success, it was fun writing and reading all the different people we wanted to be.

    It was a big day for me to yesterday I actually got the first proofs of my new book completed and posted it off. Step on done can now spend more time doing other things.

    Have a great day,

    Yvonne.

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  8. Well done on your launch yesterday. Now, I'll just ring up Ryan Reynolds and ask him to drop by for a visit!

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  9. Thanks everyone! I'm so honoured to have such wonderful people on side. :)

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  10. It is well deserved! Congrats.

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  11. I'm not surprised you were exhausted - all that adrenaline rushing around.
    Congratulations on your Amazon rating:-)

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  12. Glad you had an awesome day! I purchased my copy yesterday. (Kindle for the iPad of course!)

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  13. Woo-hoo!!!! Well done you!!!!

    Cupcakes all round!! :-) Take care
    x

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  14. I am SO glad it was a true success Talli! Keep it up... Ride the wave for as long as you can.

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  15. Congrats on another big bestseller! Wow, girl, you are going places!

    If I whould have known about the "If I could be anyone" blog hop, I would have participated, but as I only learned about it 5 minutes before going to work, I didn't have time to come up with anything. :-( Maybe next time I'll get a chance.

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  16. Unfortunately I posted after you had collapsed! Time difference and all that.

    It was great fun reading and learning when I got home from work yesterday evening.

    I am thrilled it was such a success for you Talli. !YAY! for "Watching Willow Watts" and her climb in Amazon!!!! CONGRATULATIONS :)

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  17. Hi,

    Wonderful example of "how to get your book out there".

    Just wish I had your energy and the gust to go get'em: readers that is!

    Fab day! ;)

    best
    F

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  18. You so deserve it, Talli. So so very happy for you
    Karen

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  19. I didn't get to as many blogs as I wanted to and I'll admit I'm still plugging away. I'm glad to see the launch was successful, Talli!

    Sia McKye's Thoughts...OVER COFFEE

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  20. LOL! That's so awesome! Congrats Talli!!! It's fun to help~ :o) <3

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  21. I can't believe I forgot to take part in your blog tour thing, Talli! But I'm still really happy for you, so I'm glad it worked out.

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  22. Brilliant news. Congratulations, very well deserved.

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  23. Wow, that's super duper awesome, Talli! Congrats!!! It was such a fun websplash. What will you have in store for your next novel??? Whatever it is, it'll be great!

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  24. Congratulations! Thrilled to hear launch day was such a success. Happy to have played a minor role in it.

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  25. Hi Talli,

    A huge congratulations on your success!

    The web splash was such a fun idea, I really enjoyed dressing up as Lady Gaga!

    Looking forward to reading your next book.

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  26. I enjoyed going around and seeing all the "costumes" what fun! Wishing you even more success-- I just know Willow Watts is going to take her place in the literary world!

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  27. It's a privilege to know you and to participate in your blog. It's great to find out the inner workings of a writer's life and creative process, and you so generously share it with us.

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  28. Now it's time to sip your wine! You deserve it!

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  29. You're very welcome sweety! I can't think of a more deserving person. :) Congratulations!

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  30. Glad you had a good day Talli! And congrats on the Amazon placements - great news! Great to read about everyone's deep, dark secrets...
    Lx

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  31. That's amazing. your marketing skills are every bit as good as your writing skills. Well done!!!

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  32. CONGRATULATIONS! On, well, everything. :)

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  33. Well done on a fantastic launch, Talli!

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  34. Congrats Talli, and I saw how hard you worked yesterday. Well done!

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  35. Congratulations! It was such a fabulous and clever idea for a book release!

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  36. It was fun and I met some new people. So thank you for a fun and very successful Blogfest! I didn't think I'd be interested in Marilyn Monroe stuff, but turns out there is a Marilyn Monroe wine. If that's one of the prizes, I'm totally up for that!

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  37. Oh, I was more than willing to share my dorky love of video game cosplay to the online world in the name of getting the word out about Willow! lol Willow deserves every bit of this success and I'm sure it'll continue to do well. :)

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  38. As well it should be, girl. What a smashing webfest!

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  39. Gee, I can't imagine why you're tired! Actually, it blows my mind thinking about all that you've done. How can one person seemingly be in so many places at once? Congrats on the super ranking on Amazon. That's awesome. Cheers to you, Talli!

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  40. Congratulations once again!Glad it went so well. :)

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  41. I'm raising a virtual glass to you, Talli. Here's wishing you phenomenal success!

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  42. Congratulations! I'm so glad your launch went well. The blogfest was a blast to participate in.

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  43. So exciting to crack those lists! Super congrats! :)

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  44. You put 100% into your friendships with other writers and deserve the same in return! XX

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  45. Hi Talli! I'm trying to get caught up on my blog reading/commenting. I'm glad your day was such a success.

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Coffee and wine for all!