Mind-reading from a distance: a desirable skill for authors

I hope Editor Extraordinary Juliet Grames will forgive me for stealing off facebook her photo of a certain book on the new fiction shelves at Barnes & Noble.


Writing is a weird business.  That book is sitting on shelves all over the place, and I have no idea who's picking it up to leaf through it.  Then, when some lovely person reads it, I'll never know what they thought of my handiwork.

This is why authors love people who write reviews and send fan mail.  It's not so much the word of mouth, though that's nice too, but it's our chance to see what you thought of something we spent a long time making. And believe me, every one of us is dying of curiosity.


5 comments:

coffeelvnmom (Jessica Brooks) said...

This is so true, and a must share! :)

Gary Corby said...

Thanks Jessica!

Colin Smith said...

I completely understand. While I'm not (yet) a published writer, I enjoy getting feedback on the stories I post on my blog. It's nice to hear from people who enjoy the fruit of your labors.

I've pre-ordered SACRED GAMES already. Does that tell you how much I enjoy your work? :)

Vicky Alvear Shecter said...

Sing it, brother! ;-)

Gary Corby said...

Colin, that's the sort of feedback a writer loves to hear! Thanks!


Vicky, yeah, we're all in this together...