I received word yesterday that LOVE IS MURDER, which includes my short story, WED TO DEATH, made the USA Today list.
Over the moon excited. It isn’t just that making the list is validation, it’s that it’s a sales-driven list. Sales enable writers to keep writing. Good sales enable a writer to keep writing the stories most near and dear to his/her heart.
So while making the list might seem like a tooting-your-own-horn thing, it’s important to understand that it is not. The celebration is in the freedom to write that those sales represent.
And that ability to write what one chooses, what one feels compelled and driven and is eager to write is well worth celebrating–and I’m enthusiastically embracing the opportunity!
P.S. The left eye injury persists. I’m writing, on deadline, and doing the best I can with one eye. My bottom line on this: I’d rather struggle to write one-eyed than do anything else with two. The vision is improving. Left eye has graduated from blurry to fuzzy. Almost there!
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