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This image is so powerful and is exactly what I wanted to say to my fellow writers and readers. I try to be very aware of all of you on my daily journey into publication and beyond. Every day when I sit down to write or edit one of my upcoming novels, I keep each and everyone of you in mind. I ask myself questions, "will my reader like this?" "Am I meeting my best potential as a writer?"
Everyday I make sure that I tweet or facebook how thankful I am for each and everyone of you. Because Thanksgiving isn't the only time of year that we should do this, but it is the time of year that we actually stop and listen with our heart, our souls, and celebrate with friends and family.
So, from the bottom of my heart I want to thank you for helping make my dreams come true.


  1. Excellent point, Tonya. We should be thankful EVERY day for our many blessings. Once each year is not sufficient.

  2. Aw that is really nice


  3. True. One of the ways I find out how grateful I should be, is by writing an afterword.

    I know that afterwords in novels might seem cheesy and pretentious, especially if it's the first edition. But it really does help put things into perspective. Reflecting back on making the novel and thanking various people makes you realize that in fact, writing a novel isn't a solitary business. And there's always people to be thankful for their contributions.

  4. You're right, Jeff. Once a year isn't enough, so I hope you know that I value your friendship every day!!

  5. Thanks for stopping by, Lainy!! I'm so grateful you did!

  6. Oh, Andrew! It's not cheesy!! As novelist we do have so many to be thankful for and that is the time to share the gratitude. I always read the afterwords before I read the novel. The true personality of the author does shine through!

  7. Thank YOU! I'm thankful I met you this year! Glad to hear you had a good Thanksgiving. xx


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