In which my story is the best someone has ever read, plus Amazon sales

Posted by Nicky Drayden on May 31, 2011 in Announcements, My Fiction, Reviews, Writer's Life |

I just got a heads up (thanks, Sam!) of a great review at Diabolical Plots of my story “Wrath of the Porcelain Gods” which the reviewer says is “the best story I’ve ever read.” Okay, so there was a little bit of a qualifier that came before it, but still it’s a mighty compliment, and the story went on to get a Recommended rating. It made me all warm inside to read that. It’s nice to know that my writing is being read by actual real live people and having some sort of an effect. That’s why I drive myself nuts, sitting in front of the computer writing for hours on end, while normal people are out doing what ever normal people do with their free time. I want to be an entertainer, to connect with my readers and to (hopefully) make them laugh.

And speaking of readers, I finally got around to publishing my two short story collections on this weekend, and I’ve already made a couple sales. Delightfully Twisted Tales: Fire, Fangs, and Brimstone is now ranked 55,410! Yes, that’s a really big number, but it’s a number! No sales for Delightfully Twisted Tales: Close Encounters of the Worst Kind yet, but hopefully some will come soon, and I’ll be rolling in money. Well, quarters at least.

Can I get a cookie yet?


Samuel Mae
May 31, 2011 at 11:54 pm

You definitely deserve a cookie, Nicky. Many cookies, in fact.

I haven’t yet got around to putting my flash collection up on Amazon yet (it’s on Smashwords), but i’ll get around to it one of these days.

Deana Zhollis
Jun 9, 2011 at 10:08 pm

Hi there, Anthony directed me your way on Facebook and I took a gander at your Delightfully Twisted Tales: Fire, Fangs, and Brimstone. I actually enjoyed the shortest one Hellbound Rescue the best, but mostly because I got a sense of your voice from the two stories before it. Enjoyed the shorts!

Nicky Drayden
Jun 9, 2011 at 10:28 pm

Thanks, Deana! Sometimes short and sweet is the best way to go!



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