If we were having coffee today I’d mention my celebratory mood. Yesterday was the second anniversary of the publication of my first novel, The Fever … but yesterday I was also announced as “Author Of The Month” at a bookish website called AuthorShout.
About two weeks ago both of my books were announced as short-list finalists for Book of the Year at ReadersGoSocial too. Sadly I did not make the cut but at least I placed. Or would that be a “show” in horse betting?
Of course, this has all had a minimal effect on sales. But we indie authors just keep plugging away. We have to. We have these stories clogging our brains that just have to find their way out. At least I do.
My constant joke is that I make just enough money writing to keep working at my regular job full-time. But the bills still have to be paid. Stuff breaks. The Water Heater for instance … just sustained a huge unbudgeted financial hit from that. It never ends, does it? I really need to sell some books.
Anyway, the Author of the Month thing is really cool. Check me out at AuthorShout!
Be sure to have a happy and safe Fourth of July!
By the way, can you pick up the tab today?
Thomas Fenske is a writer living in North Carolina. Help him celebrate! Buy his books. He really needs the money. Heck, he’ll even like it if you “buy” the free one at this point (that’s the cookbook, free everywhere but Amazon). Go check them out: http://thefensk.com