So, THIS happened yesterday....
I happen to be a huge fan of Criminal Minds. I usually watch it religiously every week. Yesterday, I didn't. Why does this matter? Well, yesterday (1/23/2013) was kind of a huge deal for me. You see, "Program 13" was quoted on Criminal Minds! No, I'm not kidding.
My nephew's mother called me screaming when the episode ended, trying to tell me that they quoted me. I didn't believe her. Then I googled it, and well, she wasn't lying. Needless to say there was a ton of WTF on my end - I was confused as I didn't even think that many people knew about my book, let alone a network like CBS.
Book sales went up.
Blog stats pretty much tripled (I went from 100 unique hits yesterday to well over 300).
And I sat there in complete shock.
This is awesome.
I self-published "Program 13" shortly after an agent told me that it wasn't marketable. I wasn't expecting to find a huge audience. Hell, I wasn't expecting to land a single reader. Then something like this happens and I just don't know how to react.
I love you guys. Every single one of you.
If you missed it, you can watch it on CBS' website now by going here.
ETA: For those who may think that CBS quoted me wrong, they didn't. The quote that appears on the show is from the first edition of "Program 13". The only difference between that version and the version that exists in the current edition of "Program 13" is that isn't was replaced with wasn't (as "Program 13" is written in past tense).