Ever have one of those days?
The boss doesn’t stop SCREAMING at you, you just received another rejection on your latest novel,you had to spend all the money you were saving for a rainy day to buy new brakes, then, it starts raining and everywhere it’s cold and dark and you wonder just why you even bother to get out of bed!
Then, you receive an email from out the Cyberspace wilderness that changes everything:
I read your book, First Class Male and loved it.
This arrived along with an order for Red Wine for Breakfast. from a fan who could not wait to read it!
I emailed her a thank you and noticed that she was from a Midwest town where I had attended college my freshman year. The college where I actually got my start in radio which became the background setting of the book.
As it turned out, she not only graduated from the same college as I did, but we had pledged the same sorority – Sigma Kappa!
My “pledge mom” not only became a life long friend, but she was the one who introduced me to the radio industry, and she is one of the minor characters who leads to a major event in the story!
One fan, out of the wilderness, that had me re-connect with an organization that, frankly, I had totally forgotten about and had lost touch with a long time ago.
One reader who took the time to write one line that brought it all back – why I write. The enjoyment I get from telling a good story, and entertaining readers, if only one!
With so much competition that exists now, more than ever before, it’s easy to get lost and lose your way. Sometimes, it only takes one person and one comment to somehow make it all worthwhile!