Today I hear from behind me a faint comment, “I liked your book very much.”
I turn, come back. “Oh you did.”
“Yes.” A smile.
As usual, I beg a review on Goodreads or Amazon.com.
Then I ask about one of my main characters – how the reader felt about her? Did she like her? My reader hesitates. She doesn’t say that she doesn’t like her, just that the character is rather — “angry maybe.”
Yes. Yes. That makes sense. She’s angry for various reasons, all of them legitimate.