We sit back, in hard times, and wonder – why do I do this?
Most of us write because we’re driven to by the tales and characters percolating over in our brains. We might go absolutely mad if we didn’t let it out somehow!
Compliments are rare in this line of work. Sometimes people will say they liked the book or give a good review, but it’s really very nice to receive an email like this:
“I also wanted to say that your story is very beautifully written and so impactful. I’m grateful to have read it.”
Isn’t that beautiful? Thank you. Thank you.
And, then today,
“By the way, I really liked your story. It had an Edgar Allen Poe vibe.”
This particular story has not been released yet. “Ghost in Her Room” will be published in Dreamers this summer.
Hold on to those compliments, ladies and gentlemen! I think we need to post them, highlight them, make a giant collage and put it next to our desks for when motivation escapes us.