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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The next thing

You ever see the movie 'Better Off Dead'? No? Go watch it right now. I'll wait.

Ok, the part where Monique tells Cusak, more or less, "Once you get a small taste of success, I think you will find it suits you" describes how I feel right about now. When I put out 'Thief Who Spat' I had no expectations. None. Zero. As much as I want to believe in the promise of self-publishing, I'm a realist. Success, if it happens at all, isn't going to be quick.

So being in the top ten of any list counts as a success. Being #1 in four countries, even in a sub-sub genre, even in the despised 'free' category, counts as a small taste of success.

It's pushed me to continue work on my other Amra and Holgren novel, The Blade That Whispers Hate. And I've managed to break down the plot blockage that stopped forward progress on it.

Today I'm a happy writer, though I have no idea what tomorrow holds.


Jae Jagger said...

congratulations on your success, MM.

Deborah Walker said...

The thing I like about success is that it can spur you on to more things.

Congratulations, Michael.