Regular readers of this blog know that December 27th is the anniversary of my first fiction sale. (I had been paid for my writing before that, a small sum for movie reviews in the local weekly newspaper, but I’m a fictioneer and so December 27 is the anniversary that I count.) This year marks 42 years in the business for me. Starting out, I hoped my career would last a long time, but I had no idea if it would, of course. That first sale might have been the only sale. Nothing is guaranteed in this business, or any other. But somehow, I’m closing in on 30 million words written and sold in my career, and I’m incredibly thankful for the opportunity to have done so. It never would have been possible without Livia, Shayna, and Joanna, as well as all the editors who have put their faith in my abilities and the readers, God love each and every one of ‘em, who have plunked down their hard-earned cash for my books. So thanks to all of you, and while I may slow down a mite, I’ll still be here at the keyboard for a good while yet, I hope.
Renegade Swords II
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