What I Want People to Say When They Read My Book

What do I want people to say when they read my book?

I want them to say. “I cried. I laughed. Sometimes on the same page.”

I want them to say, “Thank you for sharing your life with me.”

I want them to say, “I loved your mother.”

I want them to say, “I’m so sorry you lost your twin.”

I want them to say, “I’ll never forget that scene in the bathroom with your mother. Thank you for having the courage to share that.”

I want them to say, “Thank you for letting me into your world.”

I want them to say,” I couldn’t put it down.”

I want them to say, “That scene at the end with your brother. I’ll never forget it.”

I want them to say, “Was it hard to write?”

And I will say, “Yes, but I had to.”

I want them to say, “You had me from the beginning to the end. I couldn’t stop reading.”

I want them to say, “I’m going to try harder with my mother/my sister/my brother/my ex-wife, my daughter/my son/ my former friend.”

I want them to say, “Your book gave me hope.”

I want them to say, “I hated your mother, but then you made me love her.”

I want them to ask how my heart is now.

I want them to say, “What an exquisite love story.”

I want them to say, “I’ll never think about twins the same way.”

I want them to say, “I know how hard it must have been to tell this story. Thank you digging so deep for us.”

“Thank you for telling the truth.”

“Thank you for being so naked on the page.”

“You inspired me. You moved me. I Loved your story. It gave me hope.”

I want them to say, “Thank you.” I want them to say, “You gave me hope in the human spirit.”

I want them to say, “That was beautifully crafted. Beautifully written.”

I want them to say, “I love your stories.”

I want them to say, “That was a hard read but a good read.”

I want them to ask, “What’s your relationship with your brother like today?”

I want them to say, “You’ve grown so much as a writer. I’ve been tracking you for 30 years.”

I want them to say, “My book group will love it.”

I want them to say, “I’m sending it to all of my friends.”

I want them to say, “I just finished your book, and I went back to the beginning and started reading it all over again.”

I want them to say, “It was so real, so believable. You captured what it means to be human, what it means to be alive.”

And here’s the thing. My beta readers have said every one of these things!

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