When I was writing The Desert King, decades ago now, I had a mystical experience. Basically, I asked the future me to, if writing The Desert King was the right pursuit for me, give me a sign. Which I immediately got. I mean immediately. So, I buckled down and finished it.
Alas, The Desert King did not find its way to publication that year. Or for many years after. It became hard to understand what the mystical experience might have meant.
Eventually, The Desert King was published, and later I got the rights back and published it myself. Now, ten books and many years but later, I still wonder what that experience meant. At the time, I thought it meant the book would be a monumental success. It wasn’t. But maybe it meant that it would lead to the next book, and the next book, and eventually one book would find a monumental success that never would have happened if I hadn’t started with The Desert King.
Anyway, if you’re still waiting for your monumental experience, you can get The Desert King this week for 99 cents at Amazon.
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