Tip of the Day: Have a "CONTACT ME" page on your web site. You won't be sorry!
I used to think the best kind of e-mail I could get was good news from an editor or an agent.
I've changed my mind.
The best kind of e-mail I can get is from a reader who takes the time to look me up and writes me to tell me how much she enjoyed my book.
I'm sharing a couple here, because I want all of you who may be wondering, as you try and try again to find an agent and/or editor, if it's worth it. Read these e-mails. How can you wonder, after reading them, if it's not worth it? I spent years writing book after book until one finally got noticed by an agent, and then an editor. How many times did I wonder if I was cut out for this? If I should just put down my pen and take up knitting instead?
"Hi Lisa, I just got done reading I heart you, you haunt me and I just had to let you know that it amazed me. I'm usually into books about vampires like Stephenie Meyer's book Twilight and the sequels but when I picked your book up in Border's today, I instantly wanted it just because the name intrested me. When I started reading it I realized it was kind of like a poem through-out the book and that caught my attention even more. I'm a Freshman Jock at a small school and no one but my older sister understands how much books can mean to you. Every minute after practice's I have a book in my face and I hope you continue writing books like these."
"Lisa, My name is K. I'm 15 years old and I just read your book, "I heart you, you haunt me." I just wanted to tell you that it's such a good book and I LOVED it. I really couldn't put it down. As soon as I got home from the book store, I went up in my room and came down about an hour and a half later because I finished the book. I usually never like reading, but your book got my attention and it made me want to go back to the store and get a new book. So I just wanted to let you know that I really enjoyed your book and I hope you continue to write books for my age group because I'd really like to read some more."
I hope everyone reading this blog gets to experience an e-mail like one of these someday.
Don't ever stop believing!
~Lisa, Miss Pinch Me I'm Pubbed