This was a nice little email I received today:
I just wanted to tell you that your B/X Companion *rocks*. It’s my favorite Old School Renaissance product yet. I can’t tell you enough how impressed I was with the overall writing, design, art, and “feel” of the product. I hope that you’ll be producing more product in the future.
Publisher, The Escapist
[the emphasis was added by Mr. Macris, not myself]
You know, when I read things like this, it just makes me want to churn out more stuff. I mean, as long as people like what I'm pushing, I'll keep doing it.
However, I can't emphasize express enough gratitude and appreciation for the positive reinforcement. I know there are some folks who will buy Old School product just out of curiosity, or to "support the cause," or to "stick it to the man" (the latter is why I keep buying copies of Labyrinth Lord and giving it away...after all, I still use my actual B/X books at the game table!). And, of course, my mom bought a copy of my book 'cause, well...'cause she's my mom.
But when people actually LIKE what you've written...well, that's pretty cool.
Maybe I will take my laptop to Spain...22 hours is a lot of quality time to work on the writing projects.