What Every Writer Wants To Hear: “I’d Read That Book!”
I was at a party over the weekend, at the home of some writing friends. I met the two of them when we were all three competing in a global writing contest and discovered we only lived twenty minutes from each other. It’s not often that online friendships turn into real-life friendships, and when they do, it’s gold.
I was at the party, and since I met these people on the internet and not in a social circle, neighborhood or workplace, I didn’t really know anyone else who was there. So we made some small talk, getting to know each other, and they asked me how I knew our hosts and we started talking writing and one of the hosts mentioned that I just landed a book deal.
So of course, the next question was “What is your book about?”
This is when I give my one line synopsis:
“My book is about a girl who can step through mirrors into other realities.”
And just as I hoped, the answer was “That sounds really cool!”
So I elaborated a bit more, describing some of the places Jessa goes, and why she goes there, and the stakes involved, and one of my new acquaintances nodded her head and said, “I’d read that book.”
“So would I,” said her companion.
“When’s it coming out?” asked another guest. “‘Cause I’d totally read that.”
I’d read that book.
Music to an author’s ears, second only to I loved your book and Everybody should read this book.
Let’s hope everyone else agrees with them.
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