A Reminder – Why I Love Being A Writer

Posted December 12, 2011


You know, there are times when being a writer is hard.  There is a lot of work involved in planning a book, writing a book, publishing a book, publicizing a book, etc – and sometimes, on dark days when I’m feeling tired, I wonder if it’s all worth it.

But then, I get emails like this one, and I am reminded of exactly why I do what I do:



    I LOVED YOUR BOOK!!!!! Will you make more of them?

I think you totally should! Even though I’m only in 5th

grade, I read teen and high school level and age books. It

was an amazing book, and like I said, you should make it a


        Loved it,

        Erika Schmitz, age 10


I’m on it, Erika – sitting down to work on Book 2 right now! Thank you so much for the awesome reminder of why I love being a writer, and why I wouldn’t want to do anything else :-)


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  1. Karen Hooper

    December 12, 2011 at 5:37 pm


    That is an AWESOME email. Forget sales or royalties, it’s emails like Erika’s that make an author feel successful. :)

  2. Laura Pauling

    December 13, 2011 at 7:59 am


    Definitely a high in this business. Keep it by your computer as a reminder on the hard days!

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