I started out on the journey, not with the idea of being rich or famous -- I would be foolish to imagine that -- I started to write because as a schoolboy, I was told I had an ability to tell a good story. I hoped this ability one day might make me a few dollars a month.
I had a runaway hit on Amazon and another on B&N, and yet nothing much else sold out of over 30 stories.
I am told I have a large fan base in the US -- do I -- sales are my only judge, and they are falling. I am told I am a good story teller -- I am -- but what is a teller of tales without his audience?
I am told not(!) to look at what others achieve, this is hard when all I read is how well certain writers do. Every time I turn on Facebook or Twitter Danny Kemp's face and fortune are shoved down my throat, and now he has even been interviewed for "RealWritersDigest" and is on Klout.
What of me?
I am still hoping for another 10 sale month, and begging nickels and dimes. While DK has so much money from his film & book deals he has to put the amount on his Twitter profile.
My best hope is for another award this year, this time for "A Sailor's Love." A good story teller with a large fan base, somebody try and prove it for me, please. Unlike DK, I have nothing to keep me going other than you buying a book.
Will I continue? The answer is undecided at this moment, I would like to think some people enjoyed my work.