Over my long and ambling career as a writer, I’ve written numerous works that my friends and family were willing to read when handed to them (in hindsight, I wonder how often they were just being polite? I probably don’t want to know). The “Kevan and Boont” stories were a milestone; people read them and then asked “Are there more?” They wanted more! That was pretty exciting, right there.
Then the Alaska Journal and the Dr. Eldritch Newsletter demonstrated that a small (but extremely high quality) group of people enjoyed my writings enough to receive them on a regular basis. Some have said that they look forward to reading them. And this brings us to the webcomic; people are eager to get the next bite!
This is heady stuff. Not only am I loving doing this (as I told the NaNo group last night, if I won the Lottery tomorrow and Never Had To Work Again, I would still produce this comic), but my audience is excited to be reading it! That’s like the big-name authors! If they have fans who anxiously await the release of their next work, and that’s what I have, then I could be a successful writer, too!
So when my friends happily giggled over my silly action-figure pictures, they were giving me a fabulous compliment. For which I am truly grateful!