Goodreads asked Carter Roy:

What’s the best thing about being a writer?

Carter Roy This will sound sappy, but it is sincere: Getting emails from readers who have enjoyed the book is the best thing about being a writer.

It's just knowing that you've put something down on paper that has gone out into the world and entertained someone. That's amazingly powerful stuff.

What is it Mark Twain said? You can live two weeks on a compliment? He's right. An entire email from some stranger saying he or she liked the book? That's good for a whole month or two.

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