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Success So Far

Well, it’s been about five weeks since the release of my novel, In Darkness and I’m still flying high.  Sales have been less than great, but, as far as I can tell, those people reading it seem to like it!  That’s the best news I could get.  Readers are responding to Dean Thompson, the main character in the novel, the man I created.  I couldn’t really ask for anything more.  Of course, only four people that I know of have finished the book and have had a reaction to the ending.  I won’t share that here, because I don’t want to ruin anything for anyone.  And it’s definitely the ending that has most concerned me, wondering how readers will take it.  My editing readers all liked it and continued to talk about it after finishing.  That’s a good response, in my humble opinion.  It’s hard to write about the book without giving anything away.  That’s the last thing I want to do!  I’m excited for more people to read it and I hope sales will pick up a little (meaning that more people are reading it).  There were quite a few Facebook friends who indicated an interest in reading the book, but, so far, I’m only aware of two.  At least they reported that they enjoyed the read, I’m happy to report.  So, ultimately, I’m a bit disappointed in the number of people reading the book, but happy with the response – so far.  That could change, of course.  As I said, only four people have finished the book.  Maybe I should wait a little longer before reporting any kind of success.  I’m just so pleased to receive good news.  And, I have to say, the man on the cover was thrilled to learn that it was him!  His wife gave me the photo and we waited until it was published to disclose it to him.  He asked his wife why I didn’t use a photo of him or her.  She laughed and pointed to the picture and reported that it was indeed him.  He’s very happy to be on my book and I couldn’t imagine a better photo for the cover.

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