People who write for a living always look forward to finishing things and getting paid.
If some of those finished things are works of fiction, some writers also anxiously wait to see what readers think.
The insecure (that may be all of us) wonder: Will this be a dismal failure or will there be some good reviews and lots of stars? Will there be royalties?
Only the dreamers and the famous think about screenplays and movie deals.
After releasing my second Detective Red Shaw novel last month, I have to say I’m feeling pretty good. Just today, readers had terrific feedback on both BLOOD SOLUTIONS (Red Shaw #1) and NORTH OF GRAND (Red Shaw #2).
#1 was called a “gripping, compelling thriller” soon after publication and won five more stars this morning.
#2 so far is a “riveting thriller,” “a real page-turner” and, maybe my favorite, “engrossing bicycle noir.”
If you haven’t read them, consider those reviews and others and start turning pages.