So I was reading random blogs earlier and I ran across one about what a writer owes a reader.
Some folks think a writer owes a reader absolutely nothing and that they should write the book exactly as they want, reader be damned.
Some feel that if you build a reader a world you owe them a resolution to that world in keeping with their expectations. (ie: happy endings and puppies for everyone.)
Here’s my opinion (cause you all know I have one.)
A writer owes their reader on thing and one thing only.
They owe it to the reader to be true to themselves in their storytelling.
If they do and they watchguard against ego and laziness then their readers will be satisfied, even if their expectations are destroyed.
And that is my pledge. I’m not writing for anyone but myself and I sincerely hope that readers come along for the ride.