Yesterday I read a very lovely interview featuring the talented Taryn Albright. If you're interested and haven't read it already you can read it here. As a twenty-year-old writer seeing other young writers accomplish so much at such a young age really inspires me. There was one question that Ms. Purdie asked that really got me thinking. Actually the entire interview made me ask myself what exactly I was trying to accomplish with my writing if any of my novels were ever published.
The simple answer would be to entertain, but in all honesty when I think about the kind of books I love and why I love them it wasn't just because they entertained it was because of the author's ability to create a story, characters, and world that I would think about weeks after I read that very last line. As one of my favorite authors said, the best books live within us. And that's the kind of emotional response I want anyone who reads my novels to have.
Even if it's just one person who feels this way, I'd be happy.
Would you guys agree? I would love to hear your thoughts on this. By the way, hello new followers, and thanks to everyone who commented on my last posts'.