The answer might surprise you... In my case, it's because I want you to read it.
they love writing. Most of us didn’t just decide in college that this was our
career choice; we’ve been writing as long as we could hold a pen. authors
We were great pen pals, journaled, didn’t mind writing our grandmothers a thank you note, passed messages back and forth in school, and usually drove our boyfriends/girlfriends crazy with our four-page love letters.
But there’s one thing every writer I know loves more than writing, and that’s "being read." And more importantly, readers reading our writing and then letting us know it touched them.
As most writers, I tend to check my book stats. But there’s something I do that proves my above assessment about myself — and I assume other authors — is true. When I jump behind my laptop in the morning to see how my book fares in the notorious Amazon ranking system, if I see there’s a new review, I read it before I do anything else. Sometimes I peek through one eye and see how many stars it received. But even if it’s less than stellar, I confess, I read EVERY review.
I truly care what my readers think, and several of my books are a direct result of reader feedback. I had no plan to write a second installment in the Noonday books. But when readers cried out that they didn’t think one of the characters got a fair shake, I complied. The same thing happened with my short stories. Readers said they wanted more, so I listened.
No, I don't give away all my books; I do have to eat. But every once in a while, I will give away one of my books. To me, it's like buying you a cup of coffee, hoping you'll stay and have dinner with me so we can get to know each other better. I may not be the person you want to hang out with for more than one afternoon, but at least we'll know
without committing to a full dinner or weekend retreat. ...
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