Saturday, 7 February 2009

A pick me up.

I know it probably only means that Testament has sold two copies in a few branches compared to other books’ one or none, but still, getting a phone call from a friend to tell me about this sighting of Testament on WHSmith’s bestsellers list was pretty amazing.


More on writing historical fiction tomorrow – today has been taken up with driving lessons, ironing, making lemon drizzle cakes and going to ogle my own book in town…

6 comments:

Tim Stretton said...

Woo hoo! Woo hoo! Woo hoo!

Fair comment in the circumstances, I think...

Alis said...

Thanks Tim - have to confess,that's pretty much how I felt!

David Isaak said...

That means somebody new is reading it somewhere, which was the whole point, right? So revel in it!

Alis said...

Hi David - you're right, of course. And I am pleased and very proud - I'm just trying not to get too carried away that, somebody, somewhere, has associated my book with the term 'bestseller' - it might lead to unrealistic expectations!

KAREN said...

Ooh, lemon drizzle cakes!

I can't imagine ever getting used to the sight of your books on shelves in proper, real-life shops - it must be so exciting :o))

Alis said...

Hi Karen! It is exciting. You think 'I wrote that!' and then look at the company your book is keeping and go a bit weak at the knees. On the other hand, it is quite surreal too, as - once it's left your computer for the last time and gone to the printers - how it does 'out there' in the world seems to have almost nothing to do with you as the writer. I feel like I've done nothing to sell it - apart, as my friends and family keep pointing out, from writing a book which people want to read.
BTW, have to say, the lemon drizzle cakes were good. A WI recipe - my Mum would be proud...