Monday, July 25, 2011
What I Learned From a Werewolf
"It's the strength of your conviction that matters, not the number of your followers."
Or perhaps, the strength of your followers' conviction.
Earlier that day, a woman from church came up to me and said "I finished your book and I loved it!" Before I could even thank her, she demanded "Now I need that sequel! When is it coming out???"
For a moment, I was startled by the strength of her conviction (that is, until her words registered and I was overcome with ridiculous glee that she loved my book). The absolute determination in her voice made me WANT to finish the sequel, made me WANT to move mountains to satisfy her.
It's one thing to have hordes of followers who are waiting for your sequel, and I am sure that's great motivation. But to me, one reader who passionately loves the book is enough to light a fire in me just to keep her That Stinkin' Happy. And if she's happy, so am I.
Thanks, Remus, for your words of wisdom. Sorry J.K. had to off you in the last book. ;)