Monday, November 5, 2012
I'm Thankful for my Readers! .
You have stood by me and encouraged me every step of the way in my writing journey. You've been there when I've been down, and you've lifted me up. You've been there when I'm up, and you've just lifted me up higher . . .sometimes with words of wisdom that I didn't expect. :-)
You've read my poetry, my flash fiction, and my story starts. Some of you have even read some of my devotions. You've read portions of one of my novels, or you've read the whole novel. Then you critiqued it, and read it again.
You'e read my blog, and shared your insights. I've read your blogs, and found inspiration!
my amazing critque partner, Angela Anderson (author of an awesome, upcoming YA scifi/dystopian novel);
my youngest daughter with her eagle eye for detail;
my mom, who never just tells me what she thinks I might want to hear, but gives it to me straight;
my oldest daughter who liked my story so well she read it without prompting from me;
my husband who reads my writing and looks at me with surprise ("it makes me wonder what you think about all the time!") and then gives me loads of encouragement;
my friend Trina who has encouraged my writing since I let her read that terrible story in 8th grade about the boy and the secret note (one of my few attempts at romance);
my niece who was so excited about drawing my cover that she brought her whole portfolio over to my house, sketched out ideas for an hour, and then said she would try to draw hands (one of her least favorite things to draw);
my friend Susan who asked me to recite one of my poems at a gathering (I gulped and turned red, but I appreciated the thought);
my blog buddies who have encouraged me with awesome comments about wanting to read my stories, and who have helped me set up a blog tour!!!!!
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!
I'm over my word limit, and I haven't even named all the names . . .please know that I appreciate you and I am especially thankful for you.
With love, and lots of Big Hugs!
And I'm thankful for Vikki and Tara for setting up this awesome blog hop of Thanksgiving!
NaNoWriMo and NaNoRevMo
NaNoWriMo news: Doug is on his way to becoming Captain Wrath in the Identity Crisis of Captain Wrath! My husband was home when I wrote the court-martial scene, and was on hand for all the military jargon questions I had for him.
NaNoRevMo news: I finished critiquing my critique partner's novel, and sent her the last half of mine. I'm continuing to revise one chapter at a time, even before I get her notes, which I know is dangerous.