This post is dedicated to YOU. Do you want to know why? Because I love you! Because you are the reason I continue to write. You are my muse, my inspiration, the thorn in my a...I mean, the wonderful encouragement I need to get my books out as quickly as I can. YOU amaze me.
I didn't know what I was getting into when I decided to self-publish. I didn't understand a lot of the rules and ways of the book world. I didn't realize people could be so heartless, but I also didn't realize people could be so exceptionally supportive either. Reading your heartfelt words makes me teary-eyed upon occasion. Not that I would ever CRY. Crying is for sissies. But I may get a wobbly lip and the stinging of the eyes that is the prelude to tears.
I've met so many people who started out as readers of my work, bloggers, fellow authors, and became friends. I know it isn't *professional* for an author to interact so often with readers, but I would feel like a snob if I didn't. I would feel wrong. You're what makes me successful and no thank you is appropriate enough to show you how appreciated you are. I write for myself, but I also write for YOU.
So thank you, again and again, for loving something I created and giving me the courage to create some more.