It happened again yesterday. The dreaded “drop off”. Suicide Station had a brief tumble off the Hot & Trending list. I remember the first day this happened…it sent me into a plié of panic. The rate the campaign was going, I assumed I could cruise to the end with a perfect track record in the H&T.
Funny thing about assumptions.
Truth be told, it’s a good thing I’ve been getting these momentary bumps off the list because they serve as a much-needed reminder that complacency will get me a one way ticket to that dreaded landscape I like to call Nowheretown.
Isn’t that indicative of pretty much everything in life?
I remember, a very long time ago, watching a video with the late Johnathan Winters where he said (I’m paraphrasing):
Success is like you’re out on an ocean swimming for your life and you see a boat. You can’t tell how far that boat is from you, but as long as you keep swimming you’ll eventually reach it. Stop swimming and…well…you know what happens.
So I have to put that campaign on my back and keep swimming with everything I’ve got.
Everything. I’ve. Got.
Suck it, complacency.
The Suicide Station stats didn’t grow as much as I’d have liked them to…but in the middle of week two, any growth is acceptable (swim, swim, swim). Here’s the glorious graphic.
Hopefully, I’ll manage to get the momentum back and shoot this baby to the stars!
Where’s my video?
That’s right…it’s almost at the end of week 2. That means you can look forward to a new Jack Verse video very soon. Keep coming back here until it magically appears. I promise, it’ll be worth the wait.
No pressure. No pressure.
How’s about another song?
There’s this Australian post-punk band I enjoy, called Tonight Alive. Recently they released a new album and I wanted to share one of the songs from that album. Considering at its heart, Suicide Station is a sweet love story, I wanted to give a tug at your heart strings. We’ve all felt profoundly alone at times. One of the messages of Suicide Station is that love will always find you…no matter where you are.
If you’ve not checked out the Suicide Station Kindle Scout campaign, I would be honored if you’d head on over, give the sample a read, and (if you feel it worthy), click the Nominate Me button.
Thank you so very, very much.