Hey everyone! Axis of Andes made the list. We’re on “Hot New Releases in Alternate History Science Fiction”
More seriously? Yeah, #55 on the second page. Big whoop. Also note the rather narrow subject matter – a subgenre of a subgenre of speculative fiction
I promise you, it’s not going to my head.
On the other hand, I’ve actually sold a few books, and I’ve got a really good review. And filling out the list are powerhouse writers like Charles Stross, William Deitz, Ken Follet, S.M. Stirling. And most of the books on the list are from the big six majors, or the medium level second tier publishers. And the list goes to a hundred books and I’m nowhere near the bottom. So, it’s not bad..
So in the big scheme of things, maybe it’s not much ado. But it’s something, and it’s kind of nice. So I’m happy.
This is what being a writer is – mostly, you get rejected, or simply ignored, your effort to make a mark goes unremarked. And every now and then, you get a few crumbs like that. You learn to appreciate them. And maybe make them last.