Today, my book, April Lyrids, jumped from rank #44 to rank #37 in the Poetry category on Amazon India. This is solid proof that what I had set out to achieve with my book is already in motion. People are actually buying copies of my book because they are interested in reading what I have written, and because they have believed in me. And today, when I watched the rank of my book jump from #44 to #42, and then eventually, to #37, the first thing I wanted to do was to write it all down. My friend told me that this was a moment that I would remember forever, and she is right. I will never forget this moment for as long as I’ll live.
Sure, it might just be a moment of achievement in what I want to be a long list of achievements, but it is a significant moment, nevertheless, and I am absolutely speechless at the amount of love and support it has been receiving in these last two days alone. It is obviously beyond anything I ever expected. I did hope that things would turn out well for my book, but this was absolutely unreal. It has given me so much hope for my future as a writer, and for any future works that I might write someday.
I think, after more than ten years of telling myself that I would someday achieve something this big, having it in front of me makes me want to go back in time and tell myself that I shouldn’t give up when the going gets tough. It’s today that I am incredibly glad I did not give up on my dreams for the longest time. I had to fight for it, tooth and nail, because this is something that nobody has done in my family yet. Me being the first to have published a book in the family means a lot to them, and their love means a lot to me. I am so grateful for everyone for believing in me. A million thanks to every single person who has purchased a copy of my book because it wouldn’t have made the rankings otherwise.
This is a moment that I will never, ever forget. This is what will stay with me forever. Xx