Dream job? AWESOME!!!
Lone downside? Lack of writing time. But still, this is the job that I have been searching for since I quit teaching 11 years ago (holy crap… 11 years? Really??).
It’s great that I have the opportunity to help young boys become men and teach them how to go about it. I mean, one of the things society tends to do for kids in the system is be placeholders until they either go home or are emancipated. This is not conducive to child rearing. So my new job takes it one step further. We act not only as role models but also as quasi-parents, living in the cottage with 4-8 boys and just being there for them as they go on through school and towards adulthood. I really wish I’d had a place like this when I was 7-8 and bouncing around various group homes.
A lot of my friends have said recently that they’ve never seen me this excited before, not even for a book release. I remind them that while I enjoy writing, my first love is helping others. And this is the best way to not only help others but shape the future while doing so.
In other news, Kraken Mare is absolutely killing it over on Kindle. As of 5:45PM EST it’s looking like this:
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,503 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
- #87 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Colonization
- #97 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Galactic Empire
- #109 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Military > Space Marine
This is AWESOME but there’s only one review. However, my buddy Leo reminded me that you can’t eat reviews.
(side note: I told him I was going to invent a dish and call it a review, just to spite him)