Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!
The May 5th question is:
Has any of your readers ever responded to your writing in a way that you didn't expect? If so, did it surprise you?
My first fan email.
In another continent.
Who loved my book.
Loved!!!! (with multiple exclamation points)
After reading Balance, this person had gone back and read the first three books in the series and has read all the others as well.
In the email, she called me her new favourite author.
I think I read the email 5 times before I believed it. When I started publishing last year, I didn't really know what to expect in terms of sales and reviews (still don't). It's a big scary world out there with a whole lot of twists and turns.
I honestly never expected to get an email from someone who called herself a fan.
Getting that email surprised me in such a good way. It's one I use on those tougher days to bolster myself and remember that good things comes in unexpected ways and at unexpected times.
How about you? Have you ever received an email that made your day? What was the last unexpected good news you received?