When I picked up the pen and started writing, I was thrilled at the amount of feedback I was receiving. At the time, I wasn’t even looking for it. Now that I have several stories and books out, I expected to see more reviews. I still receive support on social media with the likes, retweets and shares, and yeah I still get some of the sickos who want me to help them play out their fantasies, but I noticed most recently that while I get email from some of my closer friends, I am not seeing the feedback on the web site or amazon sites.
I am curious as to what may have happened. I thought initially it was just timing, but then I wondered if it was the changing climate here in the US. The government has come under so much scrutiny about cyber and citizens being watched, I got paranoid and thought readers were not commenting because they were scared as well.
I traveled through Europe last year to promote my books and meet a couple of long time friends and was thrilled at the turnout. Scared as hell to go out in public but Europe is not the US and I found it a lot more accepting to girls like me. I mean I only went out once en femme while in Amsterdam and the other book signings were a little more conventional. Strange that only the other girls wanted to chat while the men just wanted an autograph, but each night I received more email than ever in support of the books and a few indecent proposals.
I still love hearing the thoughts and suggestions of my readers, and wish I could see more of it on the web site instead of the private messages. Maybe I should take the advice of one of my more frequent readers who suggested I give my stuff away, What do you think?
It is really weird talking about this since I never really was that interested in making money off of all of this. Now that I am I seem to want more than just getting paid. I would love to hear from readers and other writers to hear your thoughts on receiving reviews and feedback.