For the past five days I have watched someone reading my Druidess Found novel. It was quite the experience. I have watched my beta readers while reading bits and pieces, but to watch someone read the finished work is something different. This someone is 85 years old. I was certain she really wouldn’t like the story, but she wanted to support my writing career and we showed her how to purchase the book.
I have been glared at, hushed and told not to give anything away. I have watched her laugh and grunt and mutter and then make comments to me about the story. I have also had so much fun asking what happened when she makes a distressed sound only to be told “you know what happens” and then goes back to reading the story.
While there are parts that she skipped and did not particularly like in there, she told me that I need to hurry up and finish the second book so she can find out what happens next.
While it would be nice to make enough of a living to fully transition to full time author, it is the sharing of my stories that matters most to me. I look forward to the day that I am writing full-time simply because I will get to spend the entire day writing about my Universe and sharing every story I can possibly share with any and every one who wish to be a part of those worlds.