13 April 2009

Fan Inspiration

Just a quick thought before getting back to working toward deadline.

I got my first fan letter for SHIFTING PASSIONS from a self-identified straight male reader a few weeks ago and I’m still floating on the high from it!

He read it on his wife’s computer out of curiosity and quote: “absolutely loved it”. He was concerned about the male-male elements but said that the three characters blended and flowed in a way that the male-male issue wasn’t an issue at all.

Knowing that in just 15k words I was able to bring him far enough into my world that he was more concerned about the characters and their relationship rather than any gender involved…It was just what I needed going into books two and three of the larger series. :)

To my fellow writers, what fan feedback have you had that just lifted your spirits or inspired you in your writing?

To our readers, what kind of feedback have you given your favorite authors after they’ve brought you into their worlds?



Jean Marie Ward said...

That's fabulous! Congratulations and three cheers, Jean Marie

Carolan Ivey said...

[[which is why engineers sometimes smell really bad]]

As I'm married to an engineer, I got a HUGE laugh out of that one...

Congrats on the great letter!

Anonymous said...

Thanks y'all! :)

It came at just the right time too.

I decided to keep the story I was working on for a different anthology later this year and turn to books two and three in the Dante series. Since I'm still waiting for word back on book one, it was just what I needed to know I wasn't "writing in vain". *grin*