…my books haven’t sold a million copies yet… so what?

…there’s a certain majesty in the relationship between authors and their readers that can only be appreciated by another writer… ten years ago, never in my wildest dreams did I think I would become pleased and comfortable to label myself as a scribbler… a producer of novels… a spinner of stories… a creator of mental pictures… the intention back then was merely to prove to myself that Master Gallacher was capable of writing a whole book… start, middle and end… a personal challenge of sorts, but one that I hadn’t realized was born several decades earlier with the desire to express myself in poems and stories… as a teenager, like untold numbers of us, I dabbled in angst-ridden verses against the WURLD in that way unique to every youngster who thinks he or she is the first one to feel the need to scream against his/her perceptions of the big bad universe…

…the sixties particularly was a time when the ‘flower power’ hippy scene burst onto the planet in a tsunami of rebellion… and it has never quite recovered from that… thankfully I, and millions like me, seem to have developed a broader view of humanity… but I digress… my writing urge had its genesis more than fifty years ago… hence my self-styled tag of ‘Jurassic Scots Scribbler’… but there’s NUTHIN Jurassic about the feeling of being a vibrant part of a global authors community that thrives on the ease of access to the internet and the SOSYAL NETWURKS… and the initial pipe dream of the bulk of newbies, the vision of selling a million copies of my literary masterpieces, has been replaced with a deep sense of gratitude for each and every single copy of any of my titles that readers honour me by downloaded and reading… the bonus is when they spend time to leave a review (of whatever rating!)… just LUVVIN IT!… see yeez later… LUV YEEZ!



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23 responses to “…my books haven’t sold a million copies yet… so what?

  1. To be read and enjoyed is the main thing, not really by how many…

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  2. That’s a great way to look at it, Seumas. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne


  3. Even if one reader is moved by one of my books, it’s all worth it. Of course I can move a lot of them if I start throwing books at them. πŸ™‚

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  4. Reblogged this on Don Massenzio's Blog and commented:
    Here is a great post by Seumas Gallacher that encapsulates why we write books from his blog.

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  5. You’re worth a million in my books, kind sir! Keep on writing and I will keep on reading! Does that make me one in a million?

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  6. denmaniacs4

    I am a very lightly read writer. Knew it going in. Happy some people have read my work.

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  7. @hell4heather

    Seumas, the fact that we keep going even when we don’t meet the magic, ellusive million sellers club that sets us apart. You love your craft and as the Bard said, ‘What have poetry and pence to do with one another?’ You’re an inspiration and all round great guy. I for one am grateful for YOU xxx

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  8. I completely agree – it makes me happy whenever one copy is sold – and it’s a success if that one person loves it. Thank you for this!

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  9. Thank goodness there is another author out there who has not sold a million books. Thought I was the only one.

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  10. Yes, you expressed so beautifully how many of us writers feel. We write our heart and soul into the magic of a book, which is worth more than a million bucks right there. And then, each time ONE reader joins us in our magic, we are successful beyond measure. 😘

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