My admiration goes out to all of you today. To each and every one of you who have pushed through thick and thin to reach your goals.
The reason I am saluting you today is because of the inspiration you are to the rest of us, who have for years gone through the things that you have already done. Your books, and your joy at having your books, gives hope to the rest of us that one day our books will join yours on the bookshelves in stores and in the world of Kindle and Nook.
So here's to you and your books - to the endless time and effort of editing, critiquing, rewriting, and sometimes killing off your babies. Here's to knowing when you have to cut out your favorite scene, and knowing how your characters will react in any situation. Here's to the many queries and the frustration of rejections, to slogging through writing a synopsis, and to the joy of seeing your book in print.
Thank you for showing us that our dreams can become realities, and for writing books that entertain us to no end!
Authors who Inspire me:
Gail Carson Levine
Megan Whalen Turner
And many, many others in my critique groups, Facebook groups, and blogging groups who I have watched achieve their dreams and cheered them on. Thanks for showing us it can be done!