Tuesday, January 29, 2013
I'm Gonna Call it a 'Fan Encounter'
This is not a true statement because twenty-five-year-old indie authors don't have "fans", per se. But yesterday, when I arrived at the dentist for my six month teeth cleaning, a copy of Keep You was set before me at the front desk and I was asked to sign it. I had the loveliest five minute conversation about the Walkers in which I was so flattered and touched that I wanted to dance around like a little kid. It was so unexpected, and so kind...I think, for writers, it always feels like a great favor when someone reads our work. But every once in a while we are reminded that there are people who read it voluntarily, because they like it, and they want more of it, and they ask when the next book will be out.
Sometimes, dedicating my time to providing entertainment feels foolish. But encounters like the one I had yesterday remind me why I do what I do.