But I never let it drag me down because I don’t write for the same reasons they do, so I never base my worth on those metrics. The reason I write is simple – joy. Pure, simple joy. That’s why I write romance. I love happy endings (of all kinds).
I know what some of you are thinking. “Um…Kayci…if your goal is joy then there sure is a lot of pain, suffering, slavery in your books.” True. True. I want the stories to be exciting and I want my characters to overcome a lot to reach their happy ever afters. (Plus I have some weird obsession with slavery, let’s not dwell on that too much).
So given my reason for writing, the best part of being a writer is when someone loves my story. When they send me a message or post a review about how much they enjoyed my story it puts me on cloud nine. Nothing makes me happier than knowing I’ve brought a little happiness to someone else.