Expectations

As I’m editing away and reviewing and rewriting my story until it meets my satisfaction (speaking of which, there’s a fight scene to clean up and some character development to throw in), I start thinking about the people who might actually buy my book and read it when it’s finally published in April.

Honestly, I don’t want to be super famous or be a best-seller. I don’t want people throwing themselves at me and telling me how great my work is. You know why? Because I just want someone to ENJOY it.

I don’t want people freaking out over it and thinking it’s so great. I don’t even think it has the potential for a reaction like that. I don’t think it’s crap, or else I wouldn’t even try to publish it. Friends who have read it in it’s most raw form have told me that they like it which is why I want to put it out there.

But I just want someone to truly enjoy it. I want them to become emotionally involved with the characters (maybe, that’s asking a lot) and I just want them to feel satisfied when they finished reading. Hell, I want someone to be able to get to the END of the book.

It’s taken me so long to even try to put my stuff out there because every story is like an extension of me. A part of me goes into this work and there is a piece of me in every character. So for someone to be rude and badmouth it would feel like a personal attack.

Yes, not everyone who reads it is going to like it. Of course not. That would be insane. But when it comes time that people are actually writing reviews I just want them to be constructive. Don’t compare me to other people and don’t just say it was shitty but don’t say why.

Although I’m pretty sure someone out there will write a review like that.

I just want someone who I’ve never met before to just say that they enjoyed it. Is that so much to ask?

I hope not.

Posted by Sarah Jayne

5 comments

bobbiekmiller

What is your book about? It hard to get a book noticed these day, because there are so many books publish .I felt like you when I published my book, I haven’t sold any, it on sale with amazon and barns & noble. It hard to get a book notice unless you can travel and have book sales.

Sarah Jayne Nantais

In my posts titled “Black and Red” I go over what my story is about and where I’m planning to publish and how if you’d like to read 🙂

The Siren’s Tale

Best of luck in your future endeavors!

I feel exactly the same way about my stories and someday when I actually finish something (I am a perfectionist and never seem to get my writing quite to where I want it to be) all I could ever want is for someone out there to enjoy it. I’m sure you will achieve your goal! 🙂

Sarah Jayne Nantais

Thanks for the vote of confidence! Once you are satisfied I’m sure you will find people who enjoy your work as well! I know how you feel. I wrote this story I’m planning to publish next month 4 years ago. I’ve never been happy with the ending, so here’s hoping!

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