Amazon

So today started out pretty icky.  It was cold.  It started raining.  It kept raining.  In fact it is still raining. 
Then at one of my random breaks during the day, I decided to check Amazon and lo and behold there was the fruit of my labor available for purchase.  Nearly 7 years after I first decided to actually write the novel I had been talking about for longer than that it is up on Amazon.  
When I first started writing I found myself sitting around thinking how amazingly great it would be if I could have a book available on Amazon.  That was a while ago and I do feel a sense of accomplishment that I can go to Amazon (and soon Barnes & Noble) and see my book there, I have elevated my goals.  
Now I want to see two (or three or more) books on Amazon and B&N.  Perhaps the most immediate goal is to be able to walk into a bookstore and see it on the shelf.  That, I will admit would be great.  
However, right now the main think I want to start doing is writing on the follow up book.  I’ve had a bit of creative block finishing the second book not knowing what the first was doing.  In hindsight, this was probably something I should have handled differently.  If I had just kept writing then I would likely have one book published, one in the proverbial can and then been able to focus on an idea I have been kicking about for another book.  Never-the-less I’m happy with where I am now, but have learned that regardless of circumstances the easy answer to what to do next as a writer is just write some more. The product may be less than stellar, but at least you’ll have something to edit and not be faced with an empty monitor screen!

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