It has been quite a year
I have a bad habit of focusing on things that haven’t happened yet rather than stepping back and looking behind me at what has been accomplished. This tunnel vision quality is sometimes very useful, such as when I’m writing a novel, but maybe less useful in other settings, such as networking events.
So rather than concentrate on what still needs to be done– and since Immortal isn’t in brick-and-mortar bookstores yet or on any electronic device other than the Kindle, there’s a pile of screenplay work needing doing and two other novels to edit, this is a long list– I’d like to take a minute to look back on where we started.
A year ago at this time
This time last year, I had a publisher who did not yet officially exist. I had barely succeeded in wriggling out of another contract to publish Immortal with a klepto-publisher that is thankfully no longer an entity.
In other words
So it’s been a pretty good year, really. And my impatience with the fact that I am not yet a world-famous author with a movie deal and a yacht (okay, not a yacht) shouldn’t overshadow the fact that the person I was a year ago would be kicking the 2010 version of my ass for worrying about current sales and distribution outlets whether there is such a thing as too much promoting.
So HAPPY NEW YEAR
And may next year be as fruitful as this one was.
And hopefully more profitable.
(Okay, let me have THAT complaint at least.)