Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Time to Say Thanks

Thanksgiving is this week. In fact, it's tomorrow. It's time for family, food and football. It's also a good time to let all of you know, from a writer's perspective, what I'm thankful for.

First, and most important, I'm thankful for my family. I spend a lot of time and money in pursuit of my writing, and they never complain. They're very supportive, and my husband takes that support to the extreme. The man is my web designer, cover artist and computer technician. He's even been known to proofread my romance novels. Now, that's some serious support!

I'm thankful for the readers. All of you who buy my books and take the time to review them mean more to me than I can say. Without you, I have no one to write for. It always makes my day when you reach out to me to tell me how much you've enjoyed my stories and ask for more. I hope you'll always feel that way.

I'm thankful for my fellow writers. Many of you make me a better writer. Some of you do it by sharing ideas with me. Some of you do it by inviting me to take part in your projects. Those of you I don't know make me a better writer by giving me such amazing stories to read. Most writers love to read. It's what motivated us to write in the first place and reading a great story from a fellow writer is often the best inspiration.

I'm thankful for all of you who follow me on social media. Those of you who read my blog, check out my pictures on Instagram and read my tweets give me a way to share my work with the rest of the world. When you like my photos or tweets or my Facebook page, you share it with others.

I'm thankful I'm still inspired to write every day. It's been almost eleven years since Letters from Linc was released. Since then, I've written a lot of books that all of you have embraced and there are still plenty more to go.

I'm thankful to get paid to do something I love. I went to the bank today to cash a royalty check, and I was giddy. Someone paid me to write. I got paid to do something that I used to do for free, and that's a feeling I will never tire of.

Finally, I'm thankful and excited for the upcoming year. There's going to be a lot going on with my writing in 2017, and I can't wait to share it with all of you. Until then, enjoy your turkey with your friends and family!

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