A book is a promise, an unspoken contract, and an invisible, temporary bond between a writer and a reader. When someone opens a book, the writer hopes that there will be an instant connection, something intangible, yet powerful that binds two strangers for a moment. The writer offers his words, his thoughts, his imagination (and often, his guts on a page) with the anticipation that it will engage, enlighten and entertain.
And in truth, writing allows us to tell a story that only we can see until it takes form and is released to the world. The most powerful motivation lies in the possibility of hearing four little words, “I loved your book.”