Wednesday, November 30, 2011

How it Feels to be a Writer

So the first Bastion is out there on the marketplace. The first book I've ever written. I love the feel of the first book. It's new, it's exciting I think and it sets the series up to get darker as things progress onward. I'm excited for that. But today I gave my copy of my book to a couple people to read. And to my surprise everyone who I gave the book to loved it. People started skimming through it, reading it, saying they wanted to buy copies for their kids for Christmas. I was in shock. I was in complete and utter shock. As one of the people I gave the book to sat in the restaurant I work at and read it while I worked... he couldn't put it down.

That's the most gratifying thing in the world. To see that someone liked the ideas that I put down on paper just triggers an insuperable level of emotions. I mean it's the first book I've ever written. I know it's not perfect. It's not the best thing in the world. But it was the best thing in the world to someone for a few minutes. And I can't thank that person enough.

I set out to do this so that I could bring my ideas to life and so that I could try to help a lot of people. But I didn't expect that seeing my work admired would feel like this. It was humbling and so enjoyable to experience. I just thought I should share it.

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