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?