O.K. I admit it. Sometimes I Google myself.
So I had the thought this morning to Bing myself instead. And up popped a site in England of a guy listing his 5 Star books, and all three of mine were on the front page. And his comment on Icetowers was: "I bought this when I was seven years old and didn't read it until I was thirty and I loved it."
It made my morning. I was needing something like that.
Every once in a while this happens. A good review, someone getting slightly excited to meet me because they had read my book. (The opposite happens too -- bad reviews, people who read books and shrug.)
I've come full circle on my books. At first I was sky high, then reality kicked in, then I felt like nobody had read the damn things, then I slowly came to realize that what I'd accomplished was luckier and harder than I thought, then to slowly watch as they filtered into the internet world, and finally -- having seen how other have done and are doing -- realizing my books did pretty well, considering.
It's harder today, probably. But I'm encouraged enough to keep trying.
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