I was at lunch today with a dozen or so retired Marine Corps officers. One of the “guys” blurted out that he had started reading my book, Shoot Down, and said he “couldn’t put it down.”
Authors love to hear from people who have found and love their books. It’s one thing where family and friends are polite and say the magic words, but an author just doesn’t know if their books are truly great, merely ok, or if they suck. I’ve tried to remain positive, knowing that some family and friends are going to be positive and complementary no matter what.
Then there is the unexpected “blue bird.” Like today. It put a smile on my face.
The gents sitting at the table know I’m a writer and chimed in their approval and support. One enjoyed Special Access while another said “Shoot Down is better than Clancy’s stuff.” I know I’m still learning the business but hearing such positive things motivates me to do more and do better.
More to follow.