I just saw my first sales report. Well, let's just say I'd need about twelve million more like it to be JK Rowling's neighbor. Still, I sold 52 books in my first quarter, and I just want to say a big THANK YOU to the people who bought them. You are awesome and I appreciate your support!
You know, people keep asking me when I'm going to retire to become a big, full-time writer. I'd say in about 20 years or so, when I retire from my job on my very modest retirement savings. Writers don't write for the money, which is a good thing, because we'd starve. The sad fact is, only a very few of us get to be the super stars of the field - the JK Rowlings, the Stephen Kings, the Neil Gaimans, etc. And I'm not knocking them! They are wonderful writers, they are tops at the craft and there is a lot to be learned from all of them.
Now don't be sad, because I'm not, and if you're a young writer and find this discouraging, well, take heart, friend. It is what it is, and the harder you work at it, well, who knows what the future holds? Someone is going to make it, and the only guarantee that it won't be you is if you don't try. So I'm going to keep on working, keep on writing, keep on trying. And keep on loving what I do.
Currently, I'm still working on the sequel to 'The Mage Sister', but I'm planning to have it submitted soon. I just want it to be really good for you, or at least, as good as I can make it, but I promise, it will be soon and I will keep you posted.
In the meantime, if you've read 'The Mage Sister', I'd appreciate a review. An honest review. It doesn't have to be a book report - just a line or two. Just "I liked it" if you don't like to talk a lot. Or just star it on Goodreads. It's not for my ego, but to help your fellow readers decide whether they want to spend their money and their time on it. Believe me, that's something I can appreciate. I'm a reader, too.
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