Today, Facebook helpfully informed me that “fans of The K-Pro haven’t heard from [me] in a while.” Which left me to wonder: Are they expecting to hear from me? Because I hadn’t heard from them, either. So . . .
There are a number of expectations put on authors these days. Primarily, these expectations boil down to being in contact with our readers. But what if our readers aren’t in contact with us?
I love hearing from my readers! And I find it very disheartening when I post things and send out newsletters and hear nothing back. I begin to think that, whatever I’m trying to communicate, it isn’t what people want to hear.
So here’s the deal: IF you’re a fan of The K-Pro and you want to hear from me, let me know. (You may recall I began a sequel to The K-Pro some years ago, but based on lack of perceived enthusiasm, I never finished it.) If there’s something you want more of, you have to tell me! Or I’ll never know. I’ll just keep wandering from project to project based on my own internal compass. Which is fine, but it means you’ll be waiting a long time for something that may never happen unless I know you want it to.
I gave up the newsletter, but you can always contact me via the tab at the top of this page, or on Facebook or Twitter or Goodreads—all the usual places. Or come to one of my events and get in my face personally. Let me know what you’ve enjoyed and what you hope to see next. I can’t make any promises, but I will take your thoughts into account.