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I woke one morning last week thoroughly discouraged. I was struggling to understand how Angelguard was ever going to sell many copies when it appeared to only be carried by three retailers, all online ones.
I was excited having been advised ten days or so ago that stock had finally landed in the US after a month’s delay due to a bungle at the printers. This had been the second delay as the original launch date was November last year. However, my UK publisher were planning a big splash for the launch of their new fiction imprint, Lion Fiction, in March this year and decided to include Angelguard as part of the celebrations.
So to find out that none of the physical retails stores in the US were currently stocking it was disheartening.
Out of the Blue
I popped over to a blog I regularly visit and happened to notice a reply to a comment I had written a few days earlier.
I almost fell off my chair. This virtual friend shared some encouragement that blew my mind. Her words were confirmation of something I had pondered over for a while, but had never shared it with anyone else.
“Thank you, Lord,” I spoke out aloud to no one, bar Beanie our 15-week-old puppy.
He just has a way of doing that, I find. Words from out of nowhere arrive just at the moment you can do with them the most.
I stopped worrying about sluggish book sales.