Friday, January 15, 2010
In the top 5
I squealed with delight when I got a wee email from Penguin to let me know Containment was number 4 in the New Zealand Fiction for Adults Best Seller List!
This is the first time I've ever made the top five and I feel ridiculously pleased, so much so I went and put something bubbly in the fridge for tonight. It's given my ego a nice little boost, because that means people are buying my book - and not just my family and friends! (Mind you, my family is big enough it could just about tip me into the list by itself)
The news has come at a really good time for me, because one of the things about being a writer is the ebb and flow of self-confidence and self doubt, which can change as often as the tides, depending on how the writing muse has been co-operating. And although I've had some good writing days recently, I've had that stupid little voice in my head, the one that quietly self-sabotages and constantly asks why are you really doing this? What's the point? Is what I do really meaningful?
So for me, this little snippet of news means a lot, as it's a vote of confidence from the readers. God bless your little cotton socks!