Friday, November 4, 2011

I Will Work Harder

Yesterday, I felt like a rock-star teacher. We held revision camp in two of my classes, both college-prep composition courses. I cheered students efforts, challenged their fledgling skills, and knocked a few proverbial home-run lessons about showing/telling and waste words out of the park.

Writing for publication--and all the effort involved--has made me a better teacher. A far better teacher. Thanks to each and every editor who has given a minute or two to push my words through the meat-grinder.

I'll have a few words and some numbers about The Big Experiment soon, but for now, I feel pretty good about this:


As of this writing, it's #9 at Amazon UK under Horror>Short Stories.  Books above it? M.R. James, Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, and Tim Burton.  I'm humbled.

And this is okay, too:






As of this writing, it's #11 at Amazon US under Horror>Ghosts.

Thanks, readers. I will work harder. I will keep writing. I will work harder.

6 comments:

K.C. Shaw said...

Awesome! You're in good company. Rock on!

Aaron Polson said...

K.C. - Thanks. I'll be dreaming of pink unicorns...

AnthonyJRapino said...

Damn, very cool! Rock star indeed. :-)

Aaron Polson said...

Tony - Felt like. ;)

Kristi DeMeester said...

Congratulations, sir!

Danielle Ferries said...

Yay! Fantastic covers.