Thank you for celebrating with me. Your tweets and retweets and shares of my One Year Anniversary and Giveaway were awesome.
It’s Not Hard, But It Is
Writing novels is not physically difficult. Some days it’s emotionally draining. Other days, it might be hard on the backside. And some days it’s a slog. But I find tremendous rewards in putting the words on paper (or screen).
Why I Write
I write because books inspired me, gave me hope, and gave me dreams when I needed them. Repaying that debt by paying it forward to other readers is important to me. I didn’t expect how indebted I would be to readers.
Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind.~Lionel Hampton
You have given me many memories stored in my heart. Readers and comments here on this blog, fill my heart with gratitude. I am grateful for every review of my books. And sales mean more than money. I feel a bit like Sally Field gushing at the Oscars, “You like me. You really like me.” Every sale, every review, every comment, every website page viewed fills me with an awareness of how blessed I am to have each of you take time out of your lives to read my words. Thank you seems too small a phrase to express my gratitude.
Gratitude is one of the least articulate of the emotions, especially when it is deep.~Felix Frankfurter
What I’ve Learned
In the past year, I have learned so much. Learning how to publish a book was a large learning curve. So was learning how to market my books, how to set up email campaigns, how to do a newsletter (though I’m overdue in sending out another), and how to do giveaways.
Giving is an expression of gratitude for our blessings.~Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen
We Have a Winner
Thank you to everyone who took part. Those of you who retweeted or shared posts without entering the giveaway—I noticed. Thank you. And those of you who are new to this blog—Welcome and Thank you reading.
It’s my great pleasure to announce that I have selected a winner. An email went out today to advise the winner. Those of you who entered, look for an email coming your way within the next week.
My book anniversary giveaway was the first but it won’t be the last.