As I mentioned last week, I hate losing.
Well, as it would turn out, I lost… And by quite a margin, if I may add… It was not even a podium finish…
“Anyone can deal with victory. Only the mighty can bear defeat.”
― Adolf Hitler
Of course, we all know how Hitler dealt with losing the war, so… Words to live by, right?
Anyway, it has been a while since I received the news, and after having spent a few hours sulking, followed by few more hours of brooding, I now feel relatively calm.
I can now see the bright side of things. I know it is a cliched thing to say, but I do believe I have come out stronger.
When you thinking about it, marketing and publicity was never my strong suit. Having been able to put up a worthy fight, I am actually quite proud.
All things considered, being voted as the 4th Best Author of the Year for your debut effort is a victory in itself.
No, I am not celebrating, but I am glad nonetheless.
And, as I often say, Book One was just the beginning.
Beware, 2018. Arrkaya: Immortals, coming soon…