|Evergreen trees in the snow - just because!|
Before I was published writer, I had "delusions of grandeur" and assumed I'd be famous and that my words would touch thousands of people. And of course, I'd get to go on Oprah and my books would be bestsellers. Instead, it seems that my words have touched much tinier numbers. But that's OK, as a small press Canadian writer, my audience is not exactly large. However, hearing from the handful who have been moved or affected by my work has made my writing efforts feel meaningful. In the same vein, I have another "fan friend" who reads Fortune Cookie every year as her "end of the year" book, which is both humbling and massively gratifying.
So what I'm trying to say is: for writers like me, it's the little things that make the writing process all worthwhile.