Just a very quick note to thank everyone who participated in #writerspersevere. Oh my gosh, the stories we read…you guys truly are amazing people. Becca and I admire you so much. It is clear to us that just like the characters we write, we may come from different backgrounds, different life paths, and we have suffered different types of pain, but we are all the same when it comes to our passion for story and our persevering spirits.
For some, what I asked wasn’t easy. Opening up about difficulties we have faced or still face…this can make us feel exposed. But I want you to know I saw something else as I read through the comments to your posts, and responded to messages and emails: people were inspired by you. They felt a kinship with what you struggle with. And best of all, several people told me that what you said and what we all celebrated these last few days gave them courage to keep going. So thank you for sharing those stories.
I know exhaustion causes me to wander ever closer to the the precipice where my sappy, sentimental thoughts live (somewhere in NY Becca is screaming, I am sure, lol), but every day, writers astound me with their kindness. It is such an honor to be part of the community. A big thank you to everyone who sent in stories, loaned us their blogs, tweeted and shared, commented, reviewed out books, and wished us well as we launched book #6. With each book, we try to do right by you and earn the faith you have in us. Becca and I hope you find this newest volume to be just what you need to carry your writing upward. 🙂
Thanks to all who entered our giveaway! Almost all prizes were unlocked, so you guys were fabulous. We’re in the midst of notifying everyone, so please watch your email boxes. If prizes go unclaimed after 48 hours, we need to redraw, so you don’t want to miss a notification. 😉
Finally, a tremendous shout out to our incredible street team.
Over 200 of you signed up to help us our with this event and we could not have done it without you. Becca and I are very blessed to have such terrific people in our lives.
HUGS ALL AROUND and our DEEPEST THANKS!
And now…Becca and I get to pass out. 🙂
Angela is a writing coach, international speaker, and bestselling author who loves to travel, teach, empower writers, and pay-it-forward. She also is a founder of One Stop For Writers, a portal to powerful, innovative tools to help writers elevate their storytelling.
Jarm Del Boccio says
It was an honor!
ANGELA ACKERMAN says
The honor was all ours. 🙂 Thanks Jarm!
Wendy Hewlett says
I signed up to help with the launch because I believe the Emotion Thesaurus series is a remarkable resource that all fiction writers can benefit from. Thank you Angela and Becca, for all your hard work that makes our job so much easier!
I’m still waiting for my copy of the Emotional Wound Thesaurus as I live in Canada, but I can’t wait to get my hands on it. My characters will truly benefit from this resource and I’m sure my readers will appreciate it, too.
Congratulations on a successful launch and another terrific book! ?
BECCA PUGLISI says
Thanks so much for the encouraging words, Wendy. We’re super excited about this latest book—even more so than any of our other books, I think, since the Emotion Thesaurus. We can’t wait to see how people are able to use it. I hope you find yours really useful!
Traci Kenworth says
Congrats! I’m glad it was a success! It taught me how strong I’ve become, a lesson that I hope will propel me to a successful future.
carol Baldwin says
IT was a pleasure and honor to be part of your team!