I plan to post a more extensive Q&A post in the near future, but I wanted to answer one that I am asked most often, albeit in various ways and tones.
What do I want to get out of writing?
Do I want to get rich? Do I want to be famous? Do I want to be critically acclaimed?
All of those aspects would be nice, I suppose, but my main goal is much more simplistic. I write to entertain, both myself and others. Someone reading this just said "Bullshit" out loud. That's okay. I would be skeptical too.
The biggest compliment I received regarding "Dead Man's Breath" is from people who aren't regular readers, who said that they enjoyed the book and are looking forward to the next one. When most people are content to limit their reading to social media posts and Wikipedia, to hear that something I wrote ignited someone's desire to read is truly humbling.
Don't get me wrong. I would love to sell a ton of books, because it would mean I will be able write more books and devote more of my time to writing.
To anyone who has read this far, I have a little secret to tell you. The paperback version of "The Raven Conspiracy" is available now via Amazon. There was a glitch and rather than "unpublish" it and risk it not being fully available on May 24, I decided to let it go. I will try to get the Kindle version out earlier than May 24, as well. I apologize for any confusion, but I figure being early beats being late.