Saturday, February 15, 2014

I want to be an e-book writer

“Dear Sir or Madam, will you read my book?
It took me years to write, will you take a look?

“If you really like it you can have the rights
It could make a million for you overnight
If you must return it, you can send it here
But I need a break and I want to be a paperback writer
paperback writer”-- The Beatles

I sing this song in the privacy of my own home. It’s addictive. And lately I’ve changed the words to “e-book writer.”

Of course, I don’t have to want it anymore. I am an e-book writer. I just got my first check from Amazon: 26 fat ones. And I got a 5 star review from a reader on Smashwords—and not from a relative or friend either!

Okay, so I’m not wildly successful. But it is amazing what these small triumphs mean to me. It’s fun. I’m really enjoying myself. It’s hard work—about anything worthwhile you do in life can be classified that way—and it’s the most enjoyable work I’ve ever done.

It’s a great age we live in. Write on!

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