A Valentine to Fans

Chocolate heartThis week, YA Highway’s Road Trip Wednesday celebrates Valentine’s Day by asking, What do you love most about writing?

At first, I was going to blather on about how I love being a writer because I can work in my PJ’s (not that I ever do…ahem), I can live out my fantasies by creating stories, and it’s so cool to see my name on a book.

But I’ll tell you what the number one best thing is about being an author–hearing from fans. Getting an e-mail or an an actual written-on-paper letter from someone who has read one of my books and just loved it. Having someone take the time to write me and tell me my stories really meant something to them is guaranteed to put a big smile on my face. I’m often floating for hours after reading a fan letter.

I do like those other things I mentioned. But hearing from a fan really beats all of them, hands down.

How about you? What do you love about writing or reading books?

About karensandler

Lover of chocolate. A couple felines short of full-fledged Cat Lady. Author of the YA Tankborn Trilogy (TANKBORN, AWAKENING, and REBELLION), from Tu Books. Founding team member of We Need Diverse Books. Opinions expressed here are my own.
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7 Responses to A Valentine to Fans

  1. Melanie says:

    I haven’t gotten to that point yet, but I can imagine how great it must feel. Even hearing positive remarks from beta readers is awesome!

  2. i also haven’t reached that point yet, but I can’t wait until I do!!

  3. Aubrey says:

    I love the possibility that what I write could change or touch someone’s life 🙂

  4. stephscottil says:

    Validation! I think we need that as writers since it’s such an independent journey; we often get stuck in our heads. That must be wonderful to hear how people like your books.

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