A plague is upon me
Books and words
Although my books never sold - forcing me to quit writing - I am surrounded by the works of other writers.
I have a varied selection of books from the shelves of http://www.blacklibrary.com/prod-home/prod-home-bl/blood-angels-collection.html, a site I had hopes of writing for at the start of the year but in my eagerness to impress I sent in shoddy work and ruined my only chance.
Although my sales are less than satisfactory, my library increases in size every month http://hereiamattheedge.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/the-growing-library.html#.VlhQJVXhDnA. I sit surrounded by the works of writers from all ages and eras. It was a dream of mine, one day I would see one of my books in print - well, I can dream can't I?
Books or television
Whether in books or on the TV, I am surrounded by the works of writers who had ideas that people liked. An editor sees a story they like and contacts a producer and the series gets shown on TV if the bosses approve.
The writers write their stories and fans look forward to the next books.
I spend my meagre earnings buying books and DVDs I like, the money I spend is far more than what I earn. I spend large amounts of money while asking for only small change for my work - http://hereiamattheedge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/checkov-for-coffee.html#.VlhTW1XhDnA.
I would have continued, but I see no point any longer - http://hereiamattheedge.blogspot.co.uk/2015/11/the-unwritten-worlds-of-alan-place.html#.VlhTylXhDnA. It's hard to think I used to get such joy from writing that I could lose days lost in my worlds of imagination - http://hereiamattheedge.blogspot.co.uk/2015/11/i-used-to-love-wrting.html#.VlhT_FXhDnA. But, I suppose, all things have their time - in the beginning it was hard not writing but as time passed things changed, mainly I passed the point of caring http://hereiamattheedge.blogspot.co.uk/2015/11/it-was-easier.html#.VlhUoVXhDnA.
The time has come for me to accept my small hopes of success are over. The series http://hereiamattheedge.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/forgestriker-collection.html#.VlhWWFXhDnA did well by selling almost 600 e-books in 18 months. To some extent Forgestriker - the book - beat the odds and is a hit. One good selling book in seven is great, however, one in thirty-seven in lousy, and that is the rate of my success.