by Sandra Elzie
Recently I was talking to one of my reader fans and she asked me a question that I had to ponder a moment before I could answer. Her question was: What do authors wish readers knew?
Wow…what an open-ended question. Before giving her my answer, I gave her a disclaimer. I would only be speaking for myself. I’ve listed below what I told her, plus what came to mind later that evening.
Authors fall in love their characters and the stories they write about the lives of these characters…and hope the readers love them just as much.
Selling books isn’t the only reason we write…most serious authors MUST write since characters and stories are clogging up our brains…screaming to get out and come to life.
We love talking about our books and hope we don’t come across like that grandmother who ALWAYS has tons of grandchild pictures to show everyone who they can corner.
Most authors (well myself, anyway) love to connect with readers who love their books. That’s why we Facebook, Tweet, Blog and put a “Contact Me” tab on our websites.
We all really appreciate getting reviews on Amazon from readers who liked our book(s).
Most authors (that I’ve talked with on the subject) would rather have their wisdom teeth pulled than do all the promotion required now days We’d rather be writing our next book, but we do what needs to be done to get our “babies” in the hands of those who we hope will enjoy them.
Not many authors get rich writing books…but we do it anyway. (If I had to depend on writing income to eat…well, dieting wouldn’t be an issue in my life…I’d already be thin)
Well, there you have my list. Care to add to it? Whether you’re a reader or a writer…or both…I’d love to hear your opinion.
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