Distractions

It’s been a while since my last post (sounds like a bugle call) but here I am.

The main reason I’ve not sat down to update you on my progress (or lack of it) is that things have been somewhat frantic of late. Only now are they beginning to quieten down.

Not all the action has centered around my writing. Not by any means.

The main event has, of course been the wedding. Lots of planning, lots of work, lots of joy. Not much time for anything else and I’m still waking up worried it might all go wrong when it clearly went completely right.

I hardly had time to stop and notice that May 2013 saw me transformed from writer to author to bestselling author.

(Pardon the fuzzy screenshot)

Due Diligence had a spell in the top twenty thrillers and also made the top 100 overall. Several thousand people bought a copy and left lots of amazingly complimentary reviews.

Things have changed. Now I’m writing the third Jenny Parker with the knowledge that I have a readership. There’s an added incentive to get it finished. I’m not only writing for myself any more, there are readers out there that actually want what I produce.

So here come the distractions.

Checking my sales every five minutes. Being happy if I’ve made another sale, feeling slightly disappointed if not.

Checking the bestseller lists, trying to remember where I was last time I looked.

Feeling happy when I read a good review but not really believing it.

Feeling deeply upset at the one bad review for Due Diligence and wondering if I should ever bother writing anything ever again.

But most of all, Marshmallow.

He seems to think I could be doing something better with my time.

So, if Limited Liability is a little bit delayed, you know not to blame the wedding or even the success of Due Diligence.

It’s Marshmallow.

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