Thanks to you (so, THANK YOU!) I am writing about this very subject, right now, and this is very much how I do my research, almost by coincidence. I read and read and just...live the writing. Then the writing becomes almost (almost, but after 50 years of practice) automatic. And, like you, I detest all manner of marketing (as do so many of our compadres) also in hopes that it will be appreciated by some miracle.
Forget the afterlife. Better that the pigs enjoy your work today. Read it to them. They are quite intelligent. But I'm certain you already know that. I do. I know they are far more intelligent than some of my neighbors... And far more intelligent, perhaps, than many of those who would rather read about Bitcoin, as well. Excuse...my prejudice showing. Whatever shall I do?
Throw goats into the mix--also rather smart beasts--and you'll have quite an audience, Elisa. Just, please, don't throw them into any volcanoes. An old practice, I know. It never did any good.
I read to my cat. But, she is, as all cats, bored to death by words.
I see you are a linguist. May I recommend someone who publishes somewhat infrequently here? @Clare CH Quite brilliant. TaTa