Some Encouraging Signs ...

A nice boost to the ego is how I would describe receiving a cheque for royalties from one of my publishers late last week. OK, I won't be rushing out to buy a mansion, chateau, stately home, or even a new car just yet, but it does mean that at least some of my marketing effort is paying off. Sales of A Baltic Affair are encouraging as well, still not in danger of hitting the "Best Seller" lists yet, but moving up the ratings and it really is good to see a return stirring on the money I've invested. 

As the comment on my previous post by Charmaine Clancy says, I'd be happy enough if the return on my investment in publishing my books, paid my current reading lists purchases. It is a great boost to the ego to see your books are being bought, one always hopes that these are buyers who, having enjoyed one book, have looked for more. One hopes even more that they're telling their friends ...

With my focus on family matters and the marketing efforts for the last few months my writing has slowed down, probably no bad thing, as it has given me an opportunity to look again at the projects I have in progress and in planning. Two of the big one's will be visible later this year, a new Harry Heron Adventure, and a 'first person' based on the life of St Patrick. The latter is a project very dear to me, and I'm taking a lot of time to get it absolutely right historically. The research for it was absolutely fascinating and revealed a man who transcends the legends. A giant of a man, but a very modest one as well.

Well, back to my revisions ...

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  • Derek Snell
    Derek Snell
    Congratulations Patrick! Indeed excellent news and as you say, so encouraging. It takes a lot of hard work - and I know that you do exactly that so you deserve to wear that feather in your cap with pride!

    Congratulations Patrick! Indeed excellent news and as you say, so encouraging. It takes a lot of hard work - and I know that you do exactly that so you deserve to wear that feather in your cap with pride!

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