Shadow Touch has hit the USA Today Bestseller’s list! Thank you so much, guys! I really appreciate your support and goodwill for this book.
Some interesting links – an oldie, but a goodie (and one I think I’ve posted before) from Neil Gaiman on writing, on becoming a writer, on keeping up the good fight:
It does help, to be a writer, to have the sort of crazed ego that doesn’t allow for failure. The best reaction to a rejection slip is a sort of wild-eyed madness, an evil grin, and sitting yourself in front of the keyboard muttering “Okay, you bastards. Try rejecting this!” and then writing something so unbelievably brilliant that all other writers will disembowel themselves with their pens upon reading it, because there’s nothing left to write. Because the rejection slips will arrive. And, if the books are published, then you can pretty much guarantee that bad reviews will be as well. And you’ll need to learn how to shrug and keep going. Or you stop, and get a real job.
No! Not the real job! Run from the Real Job Monster! RUUUUN! AAAAYYYIIIII! (and yes, I am being serious)
Here’s some fun: Tess Gerritsen and When Authors Hate Their Own Books (something I’ve struggled with on the one I’m working on now: hate and love, love and hate, with so much going on the page that my head is spinning around and around trying to make the characters breathe, and every time I think I’ve got it figured out, something happens to steal my clarity and leave me hanging in the dark…boo!).