For example, you clicked on this expecting to read something inspiring or educational. Ha! Fooled you! This is more of a smorgasbord of current events and thoughts, but to keep it real there is some writing related ramblings to be found.
Case in point: my last post was about Voidhawk hitting a bestseller list on Amazon for a few hours (maybe several hours, I was asleep for most of it). Since I celebrated that I’ve not had a single sale on it. Shame on you, my loyal followers. Yes you, and the guy behind you. Both of you should have rushed out and bought it to help it reach greater heights. That would prove that some random putz like me (and, presumably, you as well) can rise above mediocrity to grasp at greatness.
Of course I am kidding 100% about giving anyone a hard time. I’m not a Catholic priest in the dark ages demanding belief in my books or death by fire on a stake. If you’re not interested or don’t have the time / money, don’t go there. If you do, or feel like being charitable, well that’s a different story…
Okay, enough pandering, back to the randomness. So sales dropped off sharply after that one peak of a day. Not just for Voidhawk, but across the board. Still getting a few trickling in but I’d dared to hope I had somehow climbed to a new tier. No such luck I fear. My fellow struggling writers the moral is this: we will struggle and we will fight tooth and nail for every foot we climb up the hill. And, apparently, we shall slide back a few feet on occasion as well. That’s no reason to not keep on climbing!
Now for a shout out to my wife and her new soy candle business she’s officially launched! We expected to go live with the website on October 1st but I was over-productive in designing it and our testers performed quickly and admirably (and without failures in the code). So it’s alive and well and waiting for you, my loyal readers (yes, both of you again) to head over and check it out. http://www.aflickerintime.com. After all, what better way to enjoy a book (preferably on a Kindle or a Nook) than while burning a soothing scented candle nearby? Fall’s coming on strong and she’s got the seasonal scents wafting through our house. Mmm, pumpkin pie…cinnamon…peppermint…pine trees…. Okay, I’m pandering again. Sorry.
Finally I just found out the last person on Earth I expected to read my blog is, indeed, reading my blog. Well no, that’s not true. I expect somebody like Mel Brooks or Chaz Bono to be the last people on earth to read this. I digress. The point is: Hi mom!