So it's my day job to produce policy and procedure manuals and yesterday I reached a milestone with one. I sent out an email (as per procedure) stating something along the lines of:
"This manual was recently reviewed. You can view it by following this link."
The response via email this morning from a workmate? "Who cares??!!?? (just kidding)"
She wasn't. Not really. I know the work I produce there is not exactly riveting. No one browses my work titles and asks, "May I borrow this? Gosh, I've been waiting forever for it."
It doesn't bother me. Writing romance isn't exactly the quickest route to earning admiration and respect either. Oh, I know if I actually sold a book I'd get a few impressed nods and hopefully an enthused readership among the already converted, but at this point my romance readership is about as far-reaching as my P&P readership, which is to say virtually non-existent. Only people being paid to read are making the effort.
My only genuine audience is here - All eighteen of you hearty souls. Have I thanked you lately? :)
I thought I'd better. You keep me from feeling like the proverbial tree in the forest.
Thank you, Dear Readers. You make me feel like someone cares :)