I received one of my very first reviews today for my new book, and I have to say that it felt wonderful! The best compliment a writer can receive is not that your writing is without flaw, but that someone made a connection with the story. That makes every bit of what I do meaningful. I don't write so others can shower me with accolades, I write in hopes that I can make a connection to someone whom I've never met. That my characters are as real to them as they are to me, and can make them feel something inside.
What more could I ask for?