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A Bestseller? Cool!

Wow, it's been a pretty eventful week. As writers, we know that most of the action normally takes place in our heads. Most of the ones I know seem to be waiting for the world to catch up as their imaginations race ahead.

But when your second book comes out and is a bestseller before it even hits the warehouse? That's pretty cool -- the fulfillment of a longtime dream.

It's humbling, and all I can say is thanks, over and over and over.

Wake Up to Your Weight Loss has been a labor of love -- the culmination of work I've done with clients and in small groups over the past few years. I never expected to be on anyone's bestseller list for it. Not even in my wildest dreams.

Hey, we writers can be a hard-drinking, cynical bunch. We create, and other people get most of the money -- most of the time.

We shouldn't live for accolades just as we shouldn't live for bestseller lists. But to celebrate, even briefly, gives me a reason to go back to the blank page tomorrow.

A novel and then a screenplay -- that's what's next for me.