Every so often something happens that gives you one of those "warm fuzzies," and lifts the spirits. Monday, I checked the Fictionwise/Kindle site under the best seller horror category and noticed that my new book, Reveka's Return, jumped from the #4 slot to #2...yahoo! Now, I know it's not the New York Times best seller list (though someday I'd like to be able to say that), but right now it feels absolutely wonderful. As a new author, I'm discovering that there's a good deal of work in publicizing oneself and promoting one's books. It feels great to see a little of the fruits of my labor pay off.
One thing I've noticed is how helpful some authors can be. I am always impressed when a busy authors takes the time to personally answer an email from me. Jeaniene Frost (author of the Night Huntress series)has been really great in providing advice. I see why she has such a large fan base (something I hope to be proud of one day.) If I ever achieve any semblance of notoriety, I will use Ms. Frost as a role model and be as communicative as she is.