Since then, I've published Sexton Spice, and Storm Clouds Over Sexton. There was a delay--called waiting for payday--between publishing them, and me placing an order for my copy.
In both cases, someone ordered Sexton Spice. And someone else ordered Storm Clouds Over Sexton. My first reaction was a dazed wonder--how could I have let this happen? How could I, the author, not have copy 1?
I was being...let's substitute "Silly" for the word I want to use. The word I want to use is a shortened version of "stupid excrement."
Here's the way I should have looked at it, and the way I look at it now:
- Someone other than me is buying the books!
- I'm the author. Why do I need copy 1, when I have the manuscript?
- (This is the dark side 1, and the most convincing to me of all) ...What if I was the only one who ordered the book? Yikes!
To my dear friends who bought Sexton Spice, and Storm Clouds Over Sexton before I bought my copies... Thank you! Make sure I autograph and authenticate your copies the next time I see you.
NOTE: AS OF THIS WRITING, I STILL HAVEN'T ORDERED MY COPY OF STORM CLOUDS OVER SEXTON. Buy yours today, and you can beat me!