So I’ve spent the last three and a half years working full-time as a science fiction writer in my quest to gain a readership, make $500 per month and add something meaningful or noteworthy to the genre. I have failed. But that’s just the beginning of the story.
Just a quick thank you for your support of the Giant 99c Libertarian Fiction Sale. You purchased more than 120 books from my 10 fellow authors and myself. It was a great success. Thanks also to Tom Woods and Liberty.me for their support.
I woke up Tuesday morning to discover that my dystopian science fiction novella Death Shop is nominated for the 2016 eFestival of Words Best of the Independent eBook Awards. Now, I swear, this is not one of those things that I found in my spam folder, “Just $50 and You Too Can be an Award-Winning Author!” Really, I swear.
Right now, I’m reading a paper copy of the Tao Te Ching (and loving it). On my kindle, I’ve got these books open: Brave New World (kind of dense), Thus Spake Zarathustra (good stuff), The Poetic Edda (I’m working on a novel concept related to Norse mythology), The Mammoth Book of Golden Age Science Fiction (edited by Isaac Asimov), The Art of Worldly Wisdom by Baltasar Gracián and The Shadow Factory: The Ultra-Secret NSA from 9/11 to the Eavesdropping on America.
Just a heads up, loyal reader, that some excellent fellow authors and myself are organizing a GIANT 99-cent sale on libertarian fiction this May 18-20th. All of my books will be marked down to 99 cents along with at least a dozen or two more novels by other fantastic authors, people I am proud to be working with on this.