Tuesday, April 7, 2009

This and That

Well, my royalty check came yesterday and I spent a couple hours having a pity party. Oh, I know there are some people who believe I'm always cheerful and never disappointed, but they're wrong. So I spent a while muttering things about never writing again and stuff like that. And then I pulled up my socks and really studied the statement.

The new book didn't sell well, for whatever reason... the economy, or it wasn't one of the popular genres or whatever. It's nearly impossible to figure out what will sell or not sell so I just have to let that go. On the up side, the older books sold quite well--actually better than they've sold in months. So, what's up with that? Tough to know what to do. It was particularly puzzling as the reviews have all been fives (five hearts, five roses...) so it's nice to know that the reviewers really like the book!

After my little hissy fit, I checked the news on the internet and discovered there are more important things going on in the world than my pitiful royalty statement. Sadly, in Italy there was a terrible earthquake with many dead and injured and thousands homeless. Imagine waking up in the middle of the night to that?

On a different note, this link http://tech.yahoo.com/blogs/null/136610 explains a scary privacy issue in the UK. At least I find it darned scary. According to the article all e-mails--even by private citizens--will be monitored and filed. The article does a much better job explaining it than I can, certainly. Shades of Big Brother watching you!

Winter has returned to the Midwest and East coast. It's supposed to be in the low thirties in Baltimore tonight. Brrrrrr. So think springy thoughts!

Until tomorrow.



  1. Been there. Done that, Anny. Writing can be extremely stressful. Lots of highs and lows. You handled it well. Isn't that great that your older ones are doing so well.

  2. Yeah...I'm not getting a royalty statement from last quarter, although I'm still waiting on the one from the university:)

    Must have been all that talking up I did of your series last summer, hahahaha????

    Hang in there:) You have several devoted readers who want to see you keep going!

    WV today: Prinan. Possible name??

  3. Welcome back, Annycoo.

    I got my statement yesterday too, with the Captive Heart sales. Yeah. sniff. Anyway, the good news about your book is that the older ones are really selling and didn't you mention they were slow at first? So maybe this one will pick up too. Your readers just have to catch up is all.

    Thanks for stopping by yesterday and wishing me well. :)

  4. Seems like February was slow all around. And as for spring? I'm looking out at fresh snow falling. Yuck!

  5. Your work is great and you ALWAYS deliver a fun read. I always give myself about five minutes to pout and then keep going. I recently had one that didn't SELL. Frustrating. But what can you do?

  6. Hang in there with the rest of us, Anny-coo - you'll bounce back and it's great news that your older works are selling. Sorry about the cold spring! We have rain again but I don't mind. I'm still missing the snow.

  7. Hugs.

    This month, my new book sold well so I cheered - for a change. My old books aren't selling that well, unfortunately. If they would, I'd have it made.

    I have no clue what I'm doing wrong or how to make them sell better.

  8. Don't worry it isgoing to get better.