Amazon’s #1 New Release In The Beer Category

Okay, I’ll be totally transparent — I don’t know if this means that The Brewing Cloud was the most recently released book in the beer category, or if it’s the most popular recently published book in the beer category. But either way, that little yellow banner is giving me a tremendous amount of pleasure. As a writer, you learn to take your wins where you can get them.

As a kid, when I thought about becoming a writer, I dreamt of very large checks and multi-city book tours. I’m not sure why I thought it’d be sexy. It’s not, really. Maybe it will be at some point. But for now, I spend a lot of time alone, writing by hand when I feel motivated or banging on my keyboard when I get impatient. Sometimes my cat sits on my printer, which is a nice change of pace. I find myself waiting for 12:00 PM so I have an excuse to stand and make a turkey sandwich. If I don’t wait, I get hungry in the afternoon, and then my appetite is ruined for dinner.

So I celebrate what I can. That yellow banner is an Olympic Medal. My turkey sandwich is a Stanley Cup. And in setting incredibly reasonable expectations, I’m happy.

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