You know what? There’s nothing more encouraging than having someone come up to your booth at a book signing shouting the words, “I loved your book!”
This happened to me yesterday, and I thought my heart would just burst right out of my chest. The lovely woman then went on to buy my other available book and promised she would leave a review as soon as she was finished.
In the end, I really think that’s all we writers are looking for. Sure, the sale was nice. Yes, it’s wonderful to see our rankings improve. Okay, okay, I absolutely want to write for a living a
nd not ever have another outside-of-the-house, nine-to-five gig again.
But you know what? One person can make all the difference in the world. All the struggles and doubt were completely erased from my mind yesterday all because ONE person came up to me in person and said they loved my book.
I couldn’t be more motivated or energized today. I’ve already spent my entire morning taking care of writing business so that my future titles will succeed and satisfy the hunger at least ONE fan has for my books. I sure hope there will be many more in the future.
Pardon me. I need to go write, now. Write. NOW!
May 23, 2016