I get asked all the time what I would like to accomplish as a writer.
"What’s your ultimate goal?"
I’m easy to please. I would like to sell books. I want people to like what I write, and want to read more. I know my publishers would be happy.
But personally? It goes much, much deeper than that.
I want to walk into an airport and find someone reading one of my books while waiting for their flight. A total stranger.
Or go into a store and see someone at the register purchasing one of my books. I know I would burst into tears if I ever witnessed it.
However, my ultimate dream is to be invited to a meeting with a bunch of readers who want to discuss my books. Like a book club. People who want to pick my brain about my characters and plots. People who get as excited about my works as I do.
Sounds dumb, I know. Farfetched. Some people I know would even call it ridiculous.
I have no one to talk to about my work. No one willing to listen to me discuss what I’m working on.
It would seem that writing is a very lonely profession.