One of the things about being a writer is believe it or not, if we publish a book and send it out into the world for the first time, we definitely hope someone reads it.
Writers spend hundreds of hours at their craft and then even more editing, rewriting and tweaking a story because of several reasons:
- We want it to be as close to perfect as possible
- We want to give you a great story
- We want to make a good impression
- We want you to READ the book
- We want you to BUY the book
- We want to make a living doing something we love
- We want to write more stories for you
There are as many reasons writers write as there are books but in most cases, we write because we want you to read our stories. We hope you like them and that you want to read more. It excites and exhilarates us when you read them and dare I say it, like them enough to give us a sweet review. Reviews are like crack to a writer. Reviews mean we’re legitimate because someone actually read our work.
Then this magical thing happens…we keep writing.
Think of us like the chef at one of your favorite breakfast restaurants. You crave their pancakes and if you don’t get there at least once a month for a taste, you think you’ll lose your mind.
That is my wildest dream.
That’s how we want you to feel about our books.
I admire the success of many authors and at the moment, I’ve been having a secret one sided love affair with Diana Gabaldon. Every time I visit her Facebook page I fantasize that I’m living that life. She’s been at this for over twenty years and is a huge success. I read the things her fans write on her Facebook page and I imagine they’re my fans, my readers, my future.
I watch the now amazingly incredible Outlander series on STARZ based on her books and no, not just for Sam Heughan but someday, I’d love to see my own characters brought to life on screen. I’ve only read the first book in the series but if and when I don’t have to work full time and can actually write and read anytime I want to, believe me when I say I will eat those books like a stack of blueberry pancakes!
Let me make you all some delicious blueberry pancakes for the rest of my life!
Where are you my readers? Where are you? I know you’re out there and I won’t give up until I find you.
I can write my fingers off but seriously though…I make lousy pancakes. 😉 Thank goodness I love to write!
Goodnight my loves.