Reader enthusiasm is pure soul food for a writer. It can be a lonely job sometimes. As much as I love writing and can't ever imagine not doing it, there is that moment... that glorious, sometimes nail-biting moment after we finish the story (critiques, revisions and all), that it seems so perfect. It's pure because no one's seen it, and we can't imagine anyone not loving it as much as we do.
Then after its release, it seems forever until someone finally gives you their thoughts. Writers need your honest feedback. If you didn't connect with a
character, or were confused by a scene, please email the author! How
else can we improve if we don't know what needs to be fixed? Most importantly, what did you love about the story? Every little detail you provide helps us improve for next time. Because for me, it's all about writing the best story I possibly can.
So thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who's left a heartfelt review for any of my books. And if any reader has finished a book and thought about leaving a review, please do.