With fawn having surpassed the 100 ratings mark on Goodreads, I thought I’d take this opportunity to say thanks. But not just to those readers who loved fawn, but to those readers who really didn’t love it as well.
Being an indie author, it means a lot to me that so many people have even read my story, whether or not they enjoyed it. I do, naturally, hope that readers enjoy my stories, but being a reader myself, I understand that it doesn’t always work out that way.
Not everything I do is perfect. In fact, pretty much everything I do is far from. But I think the learning curve is half the fun of writing. When I look back on older things I’ve written, I say, “Oh, no–this is out in the world? For people to read?” My only real goal, as a writer, is to get a little bit better as time passes by.
And, to keep myself in high spirits, I like to remind myself of all the things I’ve failed at terribly in the past, but have, in time, gotten better.
Some things I suck at:
Once, I made KD and poured the cheese powder and milk into the pot before draining the water out. Now, I still overcook my KD, but at least it’s not soup.
On the second date with my boyfriend, I made Kool-Aid, but forgot the sugar. I didn’t even notice until a year later when he told me it was one of the grossest things he’d ever drank. Now, I remember the sugar.
For the longest time, I thought the word imperative was impervative. Took me a lot of thinking before I spoke and reminding myself, but now, I am at least 90% sure, it’s imperative. 😉