Saturday, October 11, 2014

Small but spreading tentacles

Like the vast majority of writers, I'll consider myself lucky if I ever earn enough from writing to take my family out for a decent meal, let alone fund that cozy retirement to a log cabin with ocean views.

So, every once in a while it's nice to get reminders that my work has a tangible, if small, presence in the world outside my head.

First, the people who have read Ghosts seem to like it. Another five-star review popped up on Goodreads this week. I've had some wonderful reviews from long-time and supportive blogging friends - you know who you are, and I thank you with all my heart - but also a couple from people I don't know. It means a lot to me to find my words enjoyed by a complete stranger.

Also this week, I got a reminder from Library & Archives Canada to send copies of my book in to Legal Deposit. Yes, I, my publishing imprint, and my title, are firmly in the grip of officialdom and now preserved for posterity.

Finally, I visited my local library today, to see this...


  1. That's such an awesome feeling! Glad your library carries your book.

  2. There it is....isn't that exciting?

  3. Alex, the Sidney library is very supportive of local writers.

    Delores, very exciting!

  4. Hi Ian .. so pleased for you - it must make you realise you're on that ladder rung and on your way up ... small steps and you're doing it all .. here's to the meal out, then more ... Great that the library helps ...

    Cheers Hilary

  5. So cool to be on a library shelf.

  6. How cool is that?? In the library! :-) Official and all.

    Ghosts of Innocence is a great book. It sure is hard to break out of the glut of books, though. I can't imagine the thrill and the sense of accomplishment that come with having a stranger enjoy my story. Kudos to you, Ian!

  7. Hilary, small steps indeed, but steps nonetheless.

    Donna, it's very cool indeed.

    Teresa, keep at it - perseverance is the key.


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