It's been awhile...

So, this writing life did not turn out as I expected.

 

I was prepared for the isolation, having braced myself – after years as an attorney and stockbroker - for an utter lack of co-workers, colleagues and clients. It would be a lonesome life, but I was willing to make the sacrifice.  What I didn’t think about so much were the actual readers.  I wanted to reach them, of course. Sharing is the whole point! What I did not anticipate was the passion readers would bring to the other side of the equation, that willing and welcome response. And I hear from them so often - thoughtful, intuitive readers hungry for more of what I love to do, but also for insight and connection, not just to the writing, but to the writer and the writing life. And I get it. Writing is solitary, and publishing, opaque. What sells? Why do people respond to one book and not another? And just where do those stories come from?

 

As an innately private person, I've always thought that words alone were enough to share; but time changes all things, myself included, and I’ve met so many wonderful readers over the years that I’ve decided to share more of myself than just the stories. That means photographs on Instagram and Facebook, my thoughts in a newsletter, feedback to readers, a more engaged website… 

 

A lot of writers do this, but for me this is a new commitment: to be here for those who choose to spend their time my books and the characters I’ve created. So this is it, my first real outreach to those who have found their way to my writing. I hope you stick around, and that we can enjoy this stuff together. If that sounds like fun, come find me on whatever platform you prefer…

 


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Katie Hart