I knew very little about the business of publishing before my first book came out. My focus was strictly on the creative end of things.
Well, that and my full-time job and my growing family.
Of course, I knew it was a business with profit and loss statements etc., and I knew that if I ever got published I wanted my book to sell lots of copies...because I wanted lots of people to read it! But my thinking beyond that was limited and very uninformed.
I know many of the people who visit this blog hope to be published, too. So I try to do a little mix of this and that, sharing my stumbles and avenues for success and, you know, interesting or quirky tidbits related to publishing.
So last week when I shared the Great Star Killer Mystery with you, I did it because this was just another one of those little areas of being an author that was (although frustrating) on some level strangely fascinating. I mean, who knew?
I sure didn't.
But the outcome from sharing it with you? The rally? The charge?
And so nice.
So although my thoughts are much more complex than this will reflect, I'll limit myself to saying I loved feeling the strength of your collective voices.
I'll be back on track with news (or musing) next week. This week I just want to say Thank you.