Sunday, December 27, 2009

One More Reason to Write

I write because I have to:  that's my driving motiviation.

Since being published in newspaper and magazine a number of years ago, I've received the occasional fan mail and comments from readers who like my work.  Those kind words have been know to buoy my spirits for a day or two.  (Okay, or ten!)

But there's nothing like having a reader of one of my novels rave about it.  I was fortunate enough to receive a 5-star review from a fan on Amazon today.  Not only did she love my book, but she's looking forward to reading more of my stuff.

How's that for motivation?

What motiviates you to write?  And how do you feel about those raving fans?


  1. Congrats Linda. As for what makes me write, I can only echo your own reason. I just have to - not from some weird compulsion but because it feels right to be doing it and it helps me to sort out my thinking. I also need to find out what my characters are doing.

    I've had some nice reviews but the only fan mail I can remember was when someone wrote to say he'd enjoyed a radio play of mine and could he ask about the illness which afflicted one of the characters because he thought a member of his family might be suffering from it.

  2. As long as the fan mail doesn't come with a bomb, I figure it's good, eh? Happy New Year!