I’ve written several blogs patting authors on the back and thanking them for the joy they provide to people like my mom.
She is elderly and can’t go to the places she would like to visit, but my mom loves books. They take her not only to places she would like to go, but places she could only go to in her dreams.
Consider this! Your novel is a journey. You aren’t just walking through that journey; you are the tour guide, and you’re taking your reader with you.
When you write that novel, you are doing at least one of several things.
- Taking the reader somewhere they cannot personally go.
- Showing your reader new aspects of a place they are already familiar with.
- Suggesting a place your reader could not even imagine existed.
- Reflecting on places, people, and situations that your reader may be familiar with, but are unable to put into words with your particular expertise.
Enjoy the journey and be cognizant of those who are with you. Remember, they can’t read your mind. It’s your job to put the story in writing and make sure that your reader is following the intended path. You are the guide! You are their eyes and ears!
Something to think about.