Don’t Be a Jerkwad

I will never understand people who take pride in sucking the happiness out of everything they can. I used the word “pride” and not “pleasure” because the individuals in question don’t look happy. Instead, their expressions seem stuck somewhere between petty, hateful and mildly constipated—the latter has to do with their ever-present stink face.

Earlier today, I shared this Facebook status: “AlmaMia Cienfuegos and Other Stories hit the #1 spot for Kindle top free 100 Best Sellers in Literary Short Stories. I might be squealing a bit… and, perhaps, grinning like a lunatic :D http://amzn.to/1egyNQ1.”

About thirty minutes ago, an author friend emailed me to say that I “shouldn’t get too excited. Kindle free ranking doesn’t mean anything. Half the people downloading your book did it out of boredom. They will never read it. Don’t get hurt by being naïve. I know what I’m talking about. I’ve being at this for a long time.”

I was going to reply to my not so dear author friend, that it must suck to be him or her, for it is obvious that the force of misery is strong with him or her, but I didn’t—I find no joy in being a jerkwad.

So I will just say to this person, that telling a baby fiction writer, like moi, not to be happy to have reached a #1 Bestseller spot—even if just for a day and in the free category of a sub-genre—is like telling the parents of a toddler to stop celebrating their child’s first step because it’s not like the kid is running Olympic marathons.

AlmaMia and I will continue to celebrate our small steps—you, my Wicked Luvs, are invited to join our wild dance—the happiness vampire can go suck a bag of rotten toes, and choke on the bones.

If you haven’t yet, grab a free copy of AlmaMia Cienfuegos and Other Stories, and read on!

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  1. People can be real twits...

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  2. Off the couch and dancing with your joy...

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  3. What an ASSHAT! I'm so sorry love that anyone would take any of the shine off this for you is beyond rude. I'm very sorry, and a little bit angry that anyone would do that to you. So who do I get to poke with a sharp stick?

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    1. I think this individual would probably like the poking, so we should just let the whole thing rot.

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  4. Shaking my pom-poms (and what my mama gave me) for you and your awesome book! Rushing off now to download the extra stories (I've already gotten my hands on AlmaMia) and hopefully we'll keep you at #1 for a while longer! I don't care how the rankings work - you've been #1 in my book for a while now.

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    1. My dear, Rue, I could hug you ;-D

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  5. Some people just always have to piss on everyone's parade. I've got my AlmaMia update to my previous copy and I look forward to reading the latest version of your book!

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    1. Yay! Do tell me how you feel about the second reading ;-)

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  6. Asshats are just that no matter how educated, published or uppity they might be. You rock girl and they can't match that no matter what. Oma Linda

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  7. What a condescending ass!! Be happy dear Magaly!!! Squeal and dance and celebrate the moment. Its is a wonderful thing!

    *grumbles some more about jerks and joy suckers*

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    1. I was upset for a bit, but it's gone. Now, it's all about squealing and grinning ;-D

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  8. The importance of the #1 ranking should be measured in how it makes YOU feel. It's an achievement and you know it is. We're all proud of you and you've every right to be proud of yourself. Good job, Magaly. Keep paddling!

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  9. I'm delighted for you and I can see the wave of people who are also delighted for you is going to sink the one little sour email in a wash of joy and goodwill. So, poo to mean emails and hooray for you. I'm really thrilled for you and you deserve this spot in the light, for your gift and your hard work.

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    1. People can be rather ridiculous. I wonder if they actually understand their own actions, and if they do, what their real motivation might be. So very sad to be them.

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  10. *is doing happy dance like Snoopy...head up and arms waving....whilst wishing wordblindness on mardy suckface* :D XXX

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  11. It's great to ignore people like that and just pretend they're not there.
    The great thing about Facebook is you can simply delete him/her from your fried group.

    I personally think you have great reason to celebrate.
    This is really exciting news!!
    I hope you're dancing with your blog followers :)

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    1. You bet, I'm celebrating with everyone ;-D

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  12. There is always some "friend" willing to rain on your parade. Reminds me of the old "Facebook 'Likes' Don't mean anything BS.

    Just like fb Likes don't count unless YOU have them - Having a book hit the #1 spot for Kindle top free 100 Best Sellers in Literary Short Stories doesn't mean much it if isn't your book.

    BUT when it IS your book YOU have all the right, and reason to be ecstatic and holler your head off!

    Make all the noise you want, Magaly. Your real friends will crank-up the amplifiers.

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    1. It is sad, but true; jealousy comes in all kinds of shapes. We can just ignore them all. And dance... ;-)

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  13. Don't let the jealous ones bring you down! Dance on!

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  14. Girl, u know I am seething right now... U and I both know that person is either: hurt that she did not get the mentions, or at one time she did and was told the same thing she told you and wants to share the misery... Either way, blow it off and her.. Now u see her true colors... I find people like that are the ones I lose confidence and trust in.

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  15. Some peoples' children. Bah. You go with your wickedly bad squealing self Magaly. It's a milestone WORTH celebrating! <3

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    1. Some people's children, indeed.

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  16. Congratulations on reaching number 1!
    And to you, the sad bitter "author" trying to rain on Magaly's parade: Gå och dra något gammalt över dig! I totally understand why you have had the experience of no-one giving a crap about your stuff. You suck.

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  17. Congratulations my dear Witch. I am wiggling wildly in mad jubilation for your achievement. I would like to offer some of my special hot sauce for the asshat to sprinkle on his rotten toes when he sucks them.

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    1. "hot sauce... on rotten toes" perfect for him!

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  18. Congrats on reaching number 1. It might not mean anything to that person, but it sure does to me. Man, I swear, unhappy people just want to spread their "unhappy" disease to everyone.

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    1. I think it means something to them, and that's what pissing them off. Too bad so sad...

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  19. Congrats babe!!!!!! Great news :)))) Hey you have done a lot of posts & LOVE LOVE the pics from Comicon :) I'll catch up with others soon but off to Sydney today with my girls for my bro's birthday/house warming (bought him & his partner monkey onesies) and catch ya then... jerkwad indeed bah humbug :( You rock and so happy for you :)

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    1. We rock together, sweet cheeks ;-D

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  20. Congrats my friend! I am so proud of you!! Don't let this other idiot bring you down! I had a person say to me once, I don't know how you sell so much art! Ok??? I walked away! I'm still selling ;o) LOL! Hugs ;o)

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    1. What the hell is wrong with people? I hope you grinned at them before walking away. What a pile of doodoo.

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  21. That's terrible. And I'm thinking about waiting until it's not free anymore so I can buy it and show this idiot that it's not just "boredom"! You're an amazing writer and people appreciate that! Your real friends are celebrating with you :)

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    1. Some people are just unhappy, and there is little we can do for them. Maybe one day they will realized that the world doesn't have a limited about of happiness or of success; we can share and be friends, you know?

      You are too sweet to wait, but you should get your free copy. You can always give a paid copy to someone you think might one to read it ;-D

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  22. LAWD! I don't understand how people can be so mean-spirited! Who the hell are they to decide what you should or shouldn't feel joyful about? This smacks of sour grapes, pure and simple.

    I adore-ia your euphoria, Magaly! :D

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    1. People can be weird, and not in a good way. But we can always ignore them...

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  23. Ah! The green-eyed monster rears its ugly head once again! Glad you didn't allow them to poop upon your party... Congrats on generating more interest in your wonderful stories! I will download ASAP (and read, I might add)... will pass along, as well. Party on!!!

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    1. Hm, I guess we can say that the gree-eyed monster got its eye poked a bit ;-D

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