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Staying Humble

First I saw that my novel Revelation was listed as #1 on Amazon.  I didn't take this too seriously because it's three-quarters the way through its one-day free Kindle copy give-away.  (Reader, you can get your own free copy until around midnight Pacific time today Sunday June 10, if I understand correctly.)

Then I noted that Revelation was Number One in the Kindle-free-copy column — under Mysticism.

All would have been well had I not checked to see how many books on Mysticism were free today.

Friends, there were two others.  Both in German.

I think I'll now drive the week's garbage over to the county dump before they close for the day.


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  • June 10, 2012 at 2:12 pm Reply

    LOL!  I know a few folks in this business who seem to get, shall we say, prideful, but I have no idea HOW – every single day there are peaks and valleys and in some ways I guess that's part of the beauty of this writing life. We start anew with every book and for that matter, every reader.
    I'm glad Revelation hit number one no matter how many or few companions it had today! 🙂

    • June 10, 2012 at 4:11 pm Reply

      You have an excellent philosophy about these matters, Billie. And thank you!

  • June 10, 2012 at 2:14 pm Reply

    Congratulations anyway.  And what a nice day for a drive to the dump.

    • June 10, 2012 at 4:10 pm Reply

      Thanks, Kim. Actually, I love to go to the dump. There’s a swap shop there where I’ve found all manner of cool things. Interesting books, art, furniture. There are some tasteful people in these woods.

  • June 11, 2012 at 1:53 am Reply

    I agree wirh Billie. No 1 is No 1 and makes a great cover blurb. Frances

    • June 11, 2012 at 10:03 am Reply

      I like your thinking on this, Frances. Though I’m not sure I’m bold enough to put it on the cover.

  • June 11, 2012 at 4:40 am Reply

    Nummer 1 ist besser als Nummer 3!

    • June 11, 2012 at 10:06 am Reply

      Oh, much besser, Brent. Coming in Nummer 3 would have truly have been a delight.

  • aiki
    June 12, 2012 at 9:42 am Reply

    Drei mal hoch!  Und drei ist immer besser als drei + , wie Nummer uns ist besser als Nummer drei ! !
    I went to Brent's site – impressive. 
    P, I'm guessing you're, like the rest of us, both too humble and not humble enough, depending on the circumstances.  Congrats on staying the damn [I'm touched this moment to tears], course — We artists have as hard a time, in different ways, as does every other Vocation.  
    [Still damp-eyed & gasping a bit for breath], it seems to me when a person dedicates mind, body and spirit, as do we all if truly practicing our Vocation, the road is Rough, worth it, and  our spirits would be dead if we were doing only vocation.  You are a fine model, and greatly to be admired!  In Japanese, the word is Sensei = she/he who shows/leads the way.  
    Warmest personal regards,  Aiki

  • June 13, 2012 at 5:58 am Reply

    This business is soul-sucking, no doubt about it.  Stay strong!  You're a wonderful writer and we, your devoted followers and readers, are keen to read whatever you write!!  <3

    • June 13, 2012 at 8:43 am Reply

      Soul-sucking — and at times kinda funny! Thanks, Beth!

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