Acceptances are good an’ all, but this morning I received a heartfelt email from a young lady on the other side of the world, who had read my runner-up short story Contractions & Reactions over at Dream Quest One.
Readers are not obliged to contact authors – and most don’t. I know I have only done it a couple of times. It’s just too much like hard work, isn’t it? Still, the kind words are very much appreciated, and apart from the fame, the glory, the groupies, the diplomatic immunity, and the briefcases full of cash, that kind of positive reaction is why I do this.
There will be groupies, right?
Thanks for your thoughts, Susanne.
Really, that’s why every writer writes, why every mom does laundry, etc.
That reminds me, I really should remind my mother I am down to my last pair of Y-fronts…
And be sure to thank her for all those loads of laundry, mending done, meals prepared, floors scrubbed, toilets cleaned… 🙂