Sometime in April, The Pict officially sold its 2,000th copy. While that doesn't exactly make it a bestseller, The Pict has far exceeded my initial expectations. I remember thinking that if one person read (and liked) The Pict, I'd be pleased, and I'd continue to write. So obviously, I'm very pleased, and I'm still writing.
I want to thank everyone who has read The Pict, and especially those who took the time to let other potential readers know what they thought of it in online reviews. Those reviews are priceless in both the encouragement and the advice they offer to receptive writers. Mostly, they're priceless in helping potential readers determine whether or not a book is worth their money.
I'm encouraged by readers' reception of The Pict. I'm also certain that Jerusalem Falls is a much better book. To those of you who've been waiting to read it, thanks again for your patience...it won't be long now!