The Men Made of Stone Hit Number 1
Because of my work lifestyle, some weeks are quiet while others are ridonk busy. Last week was the latter.
Earlier in the week, my buddy Gilson Oliveira from Resilience Marketing gave me a ring and said he wanted to try a few things to market The Men Made of Stone; I said yes, since most of his ideas are pretty brilliant.
He said that Friday and Saturday would be interesting. Didn’t have too much time to really think about it.
Friday, I was up in the Bronx and then White Plains for clients and then stuck on the highway during rush hour. It wasn’t until late that night when I had a chance to check my personal emails.
And I was floored.
My book was the number one Noir Crime ebook – beating out Lawrence Block’s A Walk Among the Tombstones – as well as the number two Vigilante Justice book – not even ebook, just book.
It was all pretty amazing. Now the question is: What to do next?
Been fleshing out some more fiction in my head but I switched over to non-fiction, specifically dating, for a while with A Great First Date and A Great Online Dating Profile, only because there’s a ton of information for those topics I can cull from this blog.
Of course, I could also write about what I actually do professionally, which is what Gilson recommends.
I suppose writers just have to write. What the next thing will be, I’m not sure. Not yet, anyway.
Me: That’s amazing, you’re like a magician. How do you do it?
Him: (laughing) Well, it’s a good book. And if I’m a magician, you know I can’t tell you.
Location: the office, shortly
Mood: busy, busy, busy
Music: I’ve heard it said or maybe read
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