Hey guys, the following is a letter from the author, Ro Yu-Jin. The same letter, along with my own and my editor's, is in the Afterword after the last chapter.
Dear WuxiaWorld readers,
Hello, this is Ro Yu-Jin.
The Second Coming of Gluttony, which is being serialized on WuxiaWorld, has now seen the completion of the main story with the side stories approaching the end.
Recently, I've read the Second Coming of Gluttony again. There were many occasions where I thought, 'Why did I write like this?' it was quite embarrassing, so much so that I kicked my blankets at night.
I felt the same thing when I reread my first work. It seems an author always has regrets when they reread their work upon completion.
I told myself when I finished MEMORIZE, 'Let's not write like this in my next work', and I'm thinking the same thing now after finishing The Second Coming of Gluttony.
What motivates me to write are the readers' comments. I could not be happier as an author if the story I imagine in my head and tell with my writing gives the readers enjoyment.
In that sense, reading the comments of WuxiaWorld's readers has fueled me with new motivation. Reading the thoughts of people from different countries and different cultures has been a very new, refreshing experience.
It really was fun. I had to borrow the help of Google Translate, of course, but I really enjoyed reading the comments and even reviews found on YouTube. At first, I thought, 'There are ninjas cutting onions in my house? What does that mean?' But I smiled when I understood it meant 'I didn't cry, but there are tears in my eyes.'
In any case, you have shown such great love and support for my story, which is lacking in many areas. For that, I am very grateful.
To the CEO of WuxiaWorld who came all the way to Korea to license The Second Coming of Gluttony,
To the translator who always made high-quality translations,
To those at Breathe who gave me the opportunity to showcase my work to international readers,
And to WuxiaWorld readers who empowered me to write,
I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
A new year will be starting soon. Although COVID-19 is still raging, I pray for everyone's wellness and happiness.
Pleases stay healthy!
December 26th, 2020, 7:47 P.M.Ro Yu-Jin