Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Nov 2: Synchronicity

My dark crime thriller Disintegration hit #44 on the Amazon Kindle bestseller list and is now bouncing around in the 50s. I believe in larger forces. I also believe we channel the energy through these forces and draw strength from them. It's not a coincidence that my "darkest moment" has led to my biggest writing success. It's the yin and yang.

It's not a coincidence that I was at #149 and, recalling The Red Church peaked at #148, said, "This is the hard part." As if I were ready to put the barrier up.The Lefthanded Puppeteer simply said, "No, it's not. What's the difference?" So I opened to door to let it go on up. I woke up and it had broken the Top 100 and kept moving.

It's also not a coincidence that I am co-writing the novel Cursed! with J.R. Rain, which we're releasing Nov. 15 or that we're lumped together on some bestseller lists. J.R. is a believer in the Law of Attraction, what some might call "the secret," or the "power of positive thinking." I've been thinking more positively over the last few years, and the idea of "writing success" is now welcome.

I've worked hard. I've worked for positive ideals. I help my friends and peers and promote other people's books because we all get enriched in our lives. I believe in myself. I believe my writing entertains or instructs people. I believe As I Die Lying is a bestseller that many people will love and some will absolutely despise. I believe Cursed! will break the Top 100 and help J.R. and I share our audiences and a good, fun story.

I believe this is fun and good and right. Thanks for being here with me.


Neal Hock said...

I'm glad to be along for the ride. :)

I've been trying to think more positively about things in my life, but I've still got a long way to go. I get frustrated at things a lot of times, and they're usually things I can't really control. But I agree with you; it changes everything.


Brenda said...

Enjoying every minute of it! I believe in positive thinking, too. It's always good to be reminded, though, and definitely fun to watch it at work.

author Scott Nicholson said...

Neal, giving up control is hard but control is an illusion anyway! Brenda, it takes practice--and can take a while to turn things around, as I've learned! And there will always be "challenges."

Joe Konrath said...

Too cool, Scott. I know how hard you've worked for this. It's an honor to be sharing the Top 100 with you. Congrats, man!!!