The thing I'm going to love most about being published is the response from readers.
I've been warned that I can't please everyone. So, yeah, I understand that. Not every book I read appeals to me either.
But there will be some people who do like them. They're going to love my characters. Readers will gasp over, worry over, cry over the things that my characters go through. And then readers will talk to me about it, and we'll compare notes, and imagine what happens after The End.
I can't wait.
I got a taste of it this weekend. I submitted Whispers From the Past to my editors. Editor-J finished the book this weekend, and we've been sending a flurry of email talking about what happened to whom and how it made us feel and...
I loved it.
All of you readers out there, send me email or come to my book-signings or stop me at conferences where I'm speaking. And talk to me about books, characters, consequences, emotion, love.
That's why I write stories. That's why you read them!
P.S. I took the above photo on vacation in Belgium this summer. The B&B where we stayed had a beautiful backyard garden.