Something a little different this week - Radiant Renee Stevens has complied a great little piece on thanks. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did...
We love when we get messages from Members with things to go into the blog. Recently we received on such message from FleetingRainbows who strongly believes that Readers should not be overlooked, and we agree. Readers are what keeps a lot of the Authors on GA writing. So today, we are sharing a special Thank You from FleetingRainbows as well as a Thank You from Hosted Author: C James!
houses a lot of great talent. That fact is clear every day when you look at the side bar to see which stories have been updated. There are many great authors and poets, who rely on their betas and their editors to make sure their work is fit to be read. While Authors, editors, and betas make up a vast amount of our population here, there is one group that shouldn’t be overlooked. And that is that of the Reader/reviewer.
I think I can speak for all of us when I say that we love getting feedback from all of you readers out there. It makes our day to open up the comments section and find new reviews for the works we’ve crafted. Writers and poets even thrive on constructive criticism and are encouraged by words of glee and your energy keeps us writing more.
Since September of 2010 one such reader has gone above and beyond in her efforts to support
. She is enthusiastic about the story, she offers feedback, asks questions and never fails to comment on every single chapter of a story she likes. Her reviews offer a delightful mixture of constructive critique and genuine enjoyment of the story she has just read. By supporting the authors she is also supporting the site, and for this we wish to thank Lisa for her contribution to the community. She makes us authors smile.
Hosted Author: C James
There's only one way to start this: "Thank you!" Now I'll explain why I'm saying that; I've been offered the opportunity to say a few words about my forum posters, reviewers, senders of e-mails and PM's. So, the very first thing I wanted to say is 'Thank you!', and I'll be saying it more than once, because you're the reason I post stories. Getting feedback is more important than anything else to me, and I welcome it, good or bad. This helps me in a way nothing else can; allowing me to see the story through the eyes of a reader. This helps me improve, and I find it more valuable than I can express. I also get ideas from feedback, and also it allows me to see what parts are coming across well, and what needs more explanation. That's the practical side; how feedback helps me.
Now, for the motivational side; feedback is why I post stories. This goes well beyond the practical help feedback gives me, it's the source of the only enjoyment I get from posting chapters. Without it, I would stop, for I'd have no reason to continue. Oh, I'd still write - I'm addicted to it - it's just the public posting that would cease. You're also why I keep up a demanding schedule; I'm not a fast writer, so for me, a chapter a week is hard. I'm currently nearing the end of the longest (by far!) novel I've ever written or am ever likely to write, and it would not exist without you; you've been my persistence and my motivation more times than I could ever count. So, to my friends - and I indeed consider everyone who comments, in any way, a friend - you are the reason my stories are online, and interacting with you is my greatest joy as a writer. Thank you.
Thank you so much to these wonderful authors for taking a moment to share their thoughts with us on what their readers mean to them. Would you like to give a shout-out to your readers? If so, why not either reply here or you can PM Renee Stevens or Trebs and we could do another Thank You next month! Hope to hear from you soon!!!