The book business is the greatest mystery.

i-love-a-mystery-originalWhat is good writing?

I don’t know.

What is a good book?

I don’t know.

What is a good story?

I don’t know.

What makes a book sell?

I don’t know.

The more I know, the less I know.

The less I know, the more I want to know.

And I guess that’s why I’m in the writing business.

I look around me, and all of life is a patchwork of riddles and enigmas and conundrums and scattered pieces that never quite fit together.

So why do I do it?

I love it.

And why do I love it?

I’ve always been fascinated by a good mystery.

And in today’s enigmatic world of digital publishing and social media marketing, the book business is the biggest mystery of all.

Do some writers solve it?

They do.

Do they know how they solved it?

No.

Some got lucky.

Some got a break.

Some got hot.

They would like to do it again.

But first, they have to know or figure out what they did right the first time.

And is the plan still workable?

Or did they have a plan?

Or, like a stargate, did book-selling success open abruptly and close just as suddenly?

And will it open again?

Or will it open for someone else?

And if so, who?

I don’t know.

I’d like to know.

But it’s all a mystery to me.

Yet, I love a good mystery.

And the last page hasn’t yet been written.

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