I should be happy. I have seven fulls out and only two passed. Yesterday, I had a request for a partial after only 20 minutes from my email.
Yet, I still cry at night. Why? Because after seven years nothing has come to fruition? I can't imagine success? Maybe, it's just the nature of writers or maybe it's just me.
What do you think?
Last night I was reading a book. The clock kept ticking away---and I kept reading. It was 2 am but I was almost finished--so I continued. When I got to the end -- the big climax of the book---it said 'to find out what happens you must read the next book in the series'.
How would you feel? Can't wait to get the next book? I felt cheated. Is this common in books that are written in a series? Something new? My feeling is that each book should be able to stand on its own. Any thoughts?
On Publisher's Lunch I read about an offer being made by Tor Books, where the author Jason Pinter is offering visitors to his web site free online access to the first book in his Henry Parker series, THE MARK. Pinter also offers to thank in the acknowledgments of next year's book any fan who links to the free offer, posts the widget or e-mails five friends and notifies Pinter.
I think I'll do it.
I try to keep busy and stop looking for messages left on my answering machine, emails in my inbox, or something in the mailbox (you know what I'm looking for).
Tonight, I'll work on editing work, my WIP, and finishing that magazine article.
I need a dose of motivation.