I Made a Goodreads List!

Many of you know that I am pretty new to the self-publishing world. My first novel, A TB MarkinsonWoman Lost, was published last July. It’s been an interesting journey so far. Some days are filled with excitement and other days are frustrating and I feel like I would accomplish more if I banged my head against a wall.

Today I logged onto Goodreads to look up book. That’s when I noticed that my book was on a list. I’ve seen lists before and I’ve voted for books on some lists, but I hadn’t considered that my novel would make one. In fact, I’m not sure how these lists are created—probably should learn more about that. In case you are wondering, A Woman Lost, which is a lesbian romance, is on the Best F/F Romance Books.

Then I noticed that not only was my book on the list, but someone had voted for it: Regann. She recently wrote a lovely review on her blog. Thanks Regann! As I write this, I’m 48th out of 155. Not too shabby.

So today is a good day on my self-publishing journey. I’m not sure about tomorrow, but right now I want to focus on today. It’s the little things that make me happy and it’s important to celebrate all accomplishments.

About TBM

TB Markinson is an American who's recently returned to the US after a seven-year stint in the UK and Ireland. When she isn't writing, she's traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in New England, or reading. Not necessarily in that order. Her novels have hit Amazon bestseller lists for lesbian fiction and lesbian romance. She cohosts the Lesbians Who Write Podcast (lesbianswhowrite.com) with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic (iheartlesfic.com), a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.
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55 Responses to I Made a Goodreads List!

  1. Sherri says:

    How wonderful TB! Many congratulations on today’s fantastic news, enjoy every drop of it, you deserve it 🙂

  2. You gotta celebrate the little successes 🙂
    I see a week of listology coming on for you… that might make a good post!

  3. YEAH!!! I am so excited for you… I predict very soon A Woman Lost topping the charts!

  4. bulldog says:

    Now three people have liked it…

    • TBM says:

      Aw, you looked. I love that! By the way, do you have a goodreads account. If not, I suggest getting one since you may want to start networking so your book will be at the top of every list possible. How’s the writing coming along?

      • bulldog says:

        As per my post today we are hitting the road for a power push for sales on my software… most courses book year end is December so we are hoping to make some major sales and do some setting up… so the book has come to a stand still at present, but as and when I get time I get back to it… I’ve actually got quite far with 87000 words down on computer… I don’t know what constitutes a full book word wise…
        Yes I have a Goodreads account have had for quite a while…

      • TBM says:

        good luck with the power push! I have my fingers crossed! 87000 words is great. My novels are around 70000 words. I think I read recently that the target is 90000, but can’t remember the source.

        I found you on goodreads and sent a friend request.

  5. Yayyyyy!!!! I voted too because you deserve to be on that list :).

  6. Thanks for sharing the awesome news! Congratulations! You should be proud! Cheers! 🙂

  7. Yippee! This is excellent news. I’d still love to know how the lists get made. You have done well, my friend!

    Hugs from Ecuador,

    • TBM says:

      Yeah I need to learn more about the lists. I need to learn a lot of things. Each day I make some progress with the learning curve. Thanks Kathy!

  8. Wow. How exciting. You have so much talent and everyone will know about it sooner or later. Way to go!!

  9. The Hook says:

    “Your book is on my list…” is that a Hall and Oates tune?
    If not, they should write it in your honor.
    Well done!

  10. Beth Ann says:

    That is wonderful but not a surprise! I think more good things are in store for you!!! Raising my cup of coffee to you! Way to go!

  11. That’s wonderful, congrats! Heading over to vote now. 🙂

  12. T.F.Walsh says:

    Huge congrats… that’s awesome news. So excited for you:)

  13. T.F.Walsh says:

    Oh, and I’ve just voted for you too:)

  14. Congratulations! That’s awesome news. 🙂 I voted for you too.

  15. I just hit the hyperlink now. You’re at 27 with a bullet. Congratulations!

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  17. Jackie says:

    Congratulations! I’m very happy for you. 😀

  18. The Guat says:

    Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice! Congrats for making the list! Thats’ a chocolate-worthy moment.

  19. Regann says:

    Aww I just saw this! Well you DESERVE to be on that list!

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