And yet it’s the whole reason we do what we do. Readers are fickle, they can be brutal and they can be loving. In short, they’re human. Their tastes are different and change over time, which makes it really hard to know what to write in the hope of gaining reader acceptance.
It took me ages to accept that while my stories might not appeal to everyone they are what is in my heart and I have to acknowledge the fact I can’t please everyone. Kind of like dinner at our house, not everyone at the table likes the same things. They won’t eat everything served up; they pick and chose what they want in accordance with what they like. The same can be said for readers and finding and pleasing them can be a struggle. More often than not, as the writer, there isn’t much you can do but send your work out there and hope for the best.
My first ‘fan’ letter made me cry. Not in a bad way. ☺ I smiled and cried for hours. And each one since then has had the same effect. I’m thrilled to hear from readers and the roller coaster of emotions that follow a fan email never get old. It puts a smile on my face for days and makes those days where writing is a struggle all worthwhile. The publishing industry is ever changing, and lately it seems as though things are changing at warp speed. As a writer I’m constantly learning and improving. It’s not always easy, in fact, some days I wonder why I put myself through all the ups and downs but even if no one read my books I’d still be a writer. It’s what I do. Who I am.
Rhian is the alter ego of a stay-at-home mother of four. With motherly duties rapidly dwindling Rhian is able to make use of the fertile imagination she used to keep herself sane for all those years of slavery. Having spent some years living overseas and visiting tropical climates has helped inspire some steamy stories. With the help of Mr. Muse, Rhian spends her days writing and most of her nights as well.
When not glued to the keyboard you’ll find her book in hand avoiding any and all housework as much as possible.