The pleasure of being an author (great reviews for ‘Is This Love?’)

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Really thrilled, this morning, to find notification of great reviews from:

 Serendipity Reviews and Being Anne

Being an author is  a pleasure. There’s a huge amount of hard work goes into each book (not just my hard work but everyone concerned with the production and promotion, too) and although I always love the characters, it’s incredibly warming when other people love them, too. It makes worthwhile all the days when the plot won’t work and the characters won’t behave and the whole point of what I want to say is eluding me. In fact, once good reviews start coming in, all that’s forgotten (especially as, by then, I’m writing new book to agonise and doubt about!)

Being a reader is an equal pleasure.  When others are watching the TV I’m reading. On trains I’m reading, in bed, over lunch, on planes, in waiting rooms, even cooking dinner (book/ereader in one hand, spoon in the other …), I’m reading. To lose myself in a wonderful story (usually a love affair, in my reading diet), want to meet the characters and visit the places is an absolute joy. It bathes me in a golden glow of satisfaction and it takes my mind away from whatever bad stuff there is in my life.

So if somebody indicates that one of my books has given them that kind of pleasure I’m overjoyed. I feel privileged. It doesn’t matter that it’s Monday, it doesn’t matter that the weather outside is cold and grey – today is a great day!

If you’d like to know more about the hero of ‘Is This Love?’, Jed Cassius, read an interview with him here.

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10 responses to “The pleasure of being an author (great reviews for ‘Is This Love?’)

  1. You put it so well. Hearing that a reader liked a book is just the best thing. So – let me add to your good day by saying I’ve just finished Dream a Little Dream. I really enjoyed it (no surprise there) and am looking forward to Is This Love.

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  2. I’m looking forward to getting my hands on the paperback of Is This Love? 🙂 xx

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  3. I hope that you enjoy it, Laura x

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  4. Well done, Sue! Great reviews. Will definitely be making time to read your latest.

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  5. Thank you, Penny. I appreciate it. x

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  6. Congratulations on the good reviews.

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  7. Arti Sonthalia

    Hi Sue,
    Need to get my hands on it.
    Arti

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