I had a reading at Capclave yesterday at the dinnertime hour of 6 pm. About 6 people showed up – and I consider it a success. Why?
Because those six came. They could have hung out with friends in the hallway or checked out a panel or gone out to dinner.
Because nobody walked out. They all stayed and listened.
Because at least one of the six complimented me on the story afterwards.
Because at least one of the six tweeted about the story afterwards.
For somebody from out of town (Capclave is a Washington DC con) , who sells perhaps two to four stories a year, I consider that a successful reading.