By taking the plunge and putting your work out there for the universe to see and read, you risk both rejections and affirmations.
Having an editor at a publishing house buy and support your work is of course one of the best compliments a writer can achieve. It fulfills a life long dream, that yes, I am an author and I do know how to write.
Of course the next stage once it gets published, will readers like and embrace your novel?
I must say, when I got my first review from a complete stranger (love you, friends & family!) and it was a 5 star review, I actually teared up. It has meant so much to me, that a person not only spent the money on my book and read it, but took the time to share what she/he thought.
As a debut novelist, I say "thank you" to each and every reader who picked up Walking Through Fire and decided to give it a try. And huge hugs, to those readers who have or will write a review, your effort is greatly appreciated.
Check out this great review:
November 19, 2014
By Amazon Customer
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This review is from: Walking Through Fire (Kindle Edition)
I'm not sure if this is a debut author (I only see one book on her author page), but it is NOT written like a first time author! The storytelling is captivating, I loved the main characters, and I wasn't pulled out of the story with corny dialogue, bad writing, repetitive narrative or cheesy scenes. The story pulled me in from the AMAZING first chapter and kept my interest throughout. I couldn't put it down, and I finished it in one sitting!
The story wasn't predictable, and I was pleasantly surprised at how things panned out for the characters. I will definitely pick up the companion books that the happy ending alluded to.