What the reader brings to the reading process determines the journey they go on with my book. I've discovered in 3 months that there is going to be a range of journeys I never anticipated. I chatted for quite a while last night with a woman who finished my book and said hasn't been able to stop thinking about it. We talked for several hours and the connectivity in the digital age is an amazing thing for a writer.
For twenty-five years I've written in silence, isolation and without sharing my work. And now I can get instant feedback from a reader who has finished a journey we've gone on together with my book.
The issues I write about are at times difficult to write. They have to be done with just the right touch to be honest and real. As a writer you never know if you've created something that breathes with true emotion for the reader...unless it's the digital age and they can chat with you and let you know that you did OK.