There was once a huge part of me that felt like I wouldn’t be a real author unless my books were published by a big firm from NYC and sold in bookstores throughout the country. It was an elitist sort of validation, and right now, I don’t need it.
I’m ecstatic by how well my books have been received and how many people have loved the characters and the story. That should be validation enough, and it is, but still, I would love to see the books in a store. Not because it would mean I’ve arrived as an author, which is really pretty silly, but because it would just be another avenue for people to discover my books.
I write because I have to-the stories want out-but I also don’t want the words to die in the void; to simply sit on my computer with no one to have ever read them.
There’s so much to be written on this topic of why people write and why they publish, but Aidan Moher, whose blog, A Dribble of Ink, won a Hugo last year, says it all with this post: Why I’m self-publishing my book.
I know this is a little late, but how cool is this image?
Starfleet on the ISS.
It reminds of why I fell in love with science fiction in the first place. It’s not the Starfleet uniform, which is awesome to see, but just the wonder of being up there and pushing boundaries.
I think I forgot to mention this, but over at Goodreads, you can enter a chance to win one of two signed copies of A Warrior’s Knowledge. The only limitation: you have to live in the U.S. or Canada. Just click on Goodreads to enter. The giveaway runs through April 28th.
Yesterday morning, I took a Sudafed, Allegra, and a Singulair for my allergies along with a shot of Dymysta up both nostrils. That evening, a Claritin and more Dymysta, and the symptoms were barely under control.
Today, I’m fine. Why? Because of the blessed rain smothering that nasty pollen.
To everyone out there, believer or non-(I think having a prayer sent your way is a good thing, so please don’t take this as an insult), I hope you have a wonderful and blessed Easter!
Glad to say that it’s a good one! Here it is.
The ebook version has been out for about 2 months, and I’ve finally got all the kinks worked out for the paperback version.
Here it is in all it’s glory.
Just found out that A Warrior’s Path is the 2015 winner of the Beverly Hills Book Awards in the category of Fantasy!
Yeah, I know they misspelled my name and got my website address wrong (I really should have chosen ‘David’ as a pen name instead of ‘Davis’), but I’m too excited to care!
A wonderful example of forgiveness.
It’s been awhile since I’ve read LotR, but every time I have, whenever I come to the part with Tom Bombadil, I just grind my teeth about how worthless he is. His stupid songs and his stupid skipping through the forest were a chore.
I just never considered him in this light. It’s much more sinister.