Want to know a secret about being a writer?
We're generally (there are exceptions) introverts. Our biggest fear is the rejection of others.
With the release of Awakening, I'm afraid of that readers will not like this latest effort of imagination and find everything wrong instead of enjoying it for what it is. Those who don't "get" our work frighten us.
That's true with anything in life. We all have fears. But there's the big secret writers keep from the world, despite the protestations of many. It may be buried deep beneath years of experience or on the surface of the newbie, but it never leaves us.
We want you to like our worlds as much as we do in creating them. We hope for the best but dread the worst.
While I could say I don't care what readers think, I still have to peek on the first reviews of a new work. It still matters.
Disappointing readers frightens the bejeebers out of us!
Nevertheless, we keep working, because writing is creating and we feel compelled to express our thoughts in the form of pictures through words.
Now you know the hidden secret.