Goodreads asked Simon Cantan:

What’s the best thing about being a writer?

Simon Cantan Oh, that's a tough question. There are so many things I love. A close second would be hearing from my readers about them enjoying my books, but I'd have to say that top of the list is finishing a book and looking back on it.

What I mean by that is that a book takes a long time to finish, and it's easy to lose perspective. I can forget that the ideas, people and places in the book didn't exist when I started. I didn't know any of them.

It's a pretty substantial feeling of accomplishment to have created a new world, new people and (hopefully) interesting things that happen to them.

Plus, as a reader, it's a big piece of my lifelong dream to be an author, so it's nice to publish a new book and fulfill that dream.

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