Been busy finishing up the paperback version of Perigee and there just hasn’t been much time for anything else, at least if I want to keep my family relationships intact. I’m still figuring out the balance between work, family, writing, and marketing. Until recently, the latter concern didn’t really enter into my mind. But it’s a lot of work, more than I realized.
Fortunately, the work is paying off. It’s now #3 on Amazon’s “high tech SF” list and is getting some fantastic reviews. Much better than I’d hoped for, in fact. That’s probably every novelist’s biggest fear (even more than sales) is when those first reviews come in. So what’s the box score so far?
8 five-star, 2 four-star. Nothing lower. WOOT WOOT!
A few choice excerpts:
“…best darned “sci-fi” book I’ve read in years.”
“What a ride! This was an excellent read, I couldn’t put it down.”
“…a plain great story and great read. I didn’t put it down until I finished it.”
So yeah, maybe I’m tooting my own horn. However the sales numbers shake out, I will treasure these comments. They’ve all expressed exactly the feelings I hoped to evoke, which is not really sci-fi but more near-future technothriller a la Michael Crichton. I’m far more interested in stories about what could be achievable right now if someone just went and did it, instead of far-out Star Trekky stuff.
At least for reading, that is. For movies, I’m still eagerly awaiting the next Trek film. KAAHHNN!!!