I’m too old for these shoes, or so I”ve been told. But I am who I am.
Pale legs and mismatched socks and all.
So, let’s get all the shameless self-promotion out of the way first. My last post revealed I have no qualms begging for readers. For consistency’s sake, here are the links to my wattpad account:
Get used to it. You’ll probably see them again.
Now that you’re all caught up, we can resume discussing the topic at hand. Which is just how
in hell do you find readers? Where are they? You know, the ones who love to curl up with a good book and a glass of wine and they’re NOT thinking…
hmmm, this sentence structure is weak. And the character bites her lip over and over again… and what’s with that description. Do eyes really “flick”?
How do we cultivate readers who read for the love of reading and expect nothing in return except entertainment?
I’ll be honest. I don’t know.
But I do know I’m asking the right question. Because the search for the elusive reader is important. Bag one and you can build a base. Bag a dozen and you’ve got momentum. (Maybe I should quit using this metaphor. It’s creeping me out.)
Like the photo of my little feet, I suspect brutal honesty is involved. Be yourself. Be transparent. Build relationships. And most of all, honor the reader by only submitting the best material you’ve got.
So… care to share your thoughts?