By the time you read this, I might very well be out camping in one of the beautiful forests of the Pacific Northwest. I could throw out one of my old posts and make my work load easier, but I decided I would take just a minute to say a few words to each of you.
People forget how important those two simple words “Thank you” can be. Every so often, I feel it is important to remind YOU that I am living my dream-come-true because you have taken a chance and tried out my books.
Every so often, I find a review that really catches me off guard and I am touched by how readers have embraced me. Sure, I get those other reviews as well. The ones that say I should do the world a favor and never put pen to paper again. That’s okay too. That is part of the world of entertainment. Life has helped me build a pretty thick skin. I’m not saying the harsh reviews don’t sting…nobody wants to have their work and the one thing they feel they do well dashed apart and stomped on. Still, more people seem to like what I do than those who absolutely hate it…and that is good enough.
While I am away fro the weekend, I will have a laptop and battery charger out in the woods so that I can write. Some may say, “You’re gonna work on your holiday?” To that I say, “It ain’t work if you love it.” I love writing and feel blessed to be ABLE to do it for a living. Maybe I’m not making the “big bucks” but that is okay. I pay the bills and feel damn lucky.
That is because of each and every one of you.
So, from the bottom of my heart…