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. 🙂