Wednesday Magic District: Force of habit

September 23, 2009 at 8:04 am (Magic District)

First of all, go read this.  Okay?  Apparently this author has been camping out IN MY BRAIN because that’s the thought process that’s been going on when it comes to sales.  I don’t know how Spiral Hunt is doing.  I assume it’s all right, because angry mobs haven’t come chasing after me with pitchforks and torches.  Saundra Mitchell seems to have the right idea about how to think of this, though — she wrote a book, she got an agent, and her book’s on the shelves.  That’s pretty damn cool.  Occasionally I have to step back from the Amazonomancy and the revisions and remind myself that yes, this is really, really awesome.  I make stuff up!  And then people read it!  Woo!

Also, she’s got the best blog title ever.  Wish I’d thought of it first.

For today’s Magic District — which has absolutely nothing to do with that, unless you want to put both in the broader category of “writer neuroses” — I contribute to the stereotype of the Weird Writer, confess that coffee doesn’t have to be coffee, and try to make sense of habits that make no sense.


  1. Mom said,


    We have also been dealing with the sales figures second hand because that is how others gauge the success, although having pictures of your book on display at bookstores all over the country is good enough for me. By the way, I just ordered 5 more copies, because I figure we can grease the wheels now and later you can support us in the way we would like to be supported.

  2. mlronald said,

    So long as the way you would like to be supported involves ramen noodles and a lumpy futon, I think we’ll be all set.

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