Which brings me to my post for today. It is the "Thankful for Readers" blog hop, brought to you and me by our hosts Tara Tyler of Tara Tyler Talks and Vikki of Scribblings of an Aspiring Author.
Here I am, blessed to have readers stopping by to see that I'm still alive after Gwen Gardner and I embarked on our whirlwind blog tour promoting our novels. Why yes. I'm still here and breathing normally after getting an extra hour of sleep due to the time change :-)
Readers have purchased, and some have even reviewed, my published novel, Neverlove. Readers are even spreading the word through tweets and FB posts. Even with the giveaways, saying "Thank you" doesn't seem enough.
Readers, I have to say, you're importance to me is on a level that is difficult to express with mere words. A poem to rhyme the way I feel about you doesn't extend far enough, high enough, wide enough.
Because of readers, I have great crit partners and beta readers to guide me when my story loses it's way. I have an audience - no matter how big or small - interested in what I have to say. I have encouragement when I feel rutted in the dark, a helpful word from a reader to shine the light of hope and the occasionally needed ego boost :-)
So to you, I dedicate this short video: