Monday, November 5, 2012 | By: Angela Brown

First Impressions and Thankful for Readers blog hop

***Dianne Salerni of In High Spirits and Marcy Hatch of Mainwords are doing me a huge favor taking a gander at the first page of MINGLED, my YA urban fantasy dystopian. Please feel free to stop by and partake in the melee commenting so I can improve my opening page.  Big hugs!!***

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:
Feel free to hop on over to others and share in the love of "loving" all readers :-)

46 comments:

Coranne said...

This is such a sweet post :)

Stephen Tremp said...

I'm glad this is a four day event. Too busy to visit all these people today. Have a great week!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

And we appreciate you!
Already been to MsHatch's site this morning.

Linda Jackson said...

I like the new Mingled first page. :)

E.J. Wesley said...

Yes! Love all the readers! Betas, critters, reader-readers--all of them! :-D So cool learning what all the writer-types are thankful for.

Angela Brown said...

Thanks, Coranne. And thanks for all the great reviews you do at Short and Sweet :-)

Angela Brown said...

You're right, Stephen. I hope to visit as many blogs as I can over the next few days because I know we're all very appreciative of readers all around.

Angela Brown said...

Cool, Alex. And of course I do appreciate the support you show to bloggers. Saying "You Rock" is appropriate since you are a bit of a blogging rock star :-)

Angela Brown said...

Thanks, Linda :-)

Angela Brown said...

I thought about naming people specifically, but then I would be writing the post forever because SOOOOO many readers have a made a difference in my writing life.

Ellie Garratt said...

Amen to readers, beta-readers, critique partners and many more! Loved the video.

Barbara Ann Wright said...

You've done a great job, Angela! I'm wishing you all the best.

Tara Tyler said...

yay, angela! sweet expression of thanks! so glad you came along on the hop! thank you for being so positive & complimentary!

Sherry Ellis said...

Awww. That's so sweet!

Angela Brown said...

Amen, Ellie. And thanks, glad you enjoyed the video :-)

Angela Brown said...

Thanks, Barbara. It's been so awesome, and made better because of readers.

Angela Brown said...

Easy to be complimentary when it comes to giving thanks for readers, those who make such a huge difference in our writing lives.

Angela Brown said...

Thanks, Sherry :-)

Charlie Holmberg said...

So glad you're seeing some success! We all love you, no doubt in that. The first pages of Neverlove really struck me, so I'm sure your first pages of Mingled are great. ;)

VikLit said...

I love that you dedicated a video and what lovely thanks. Thank YOU for joining in the bloghop!

cleemckenzie said...

Great video, Angela. Very stirring. Here's to more and more success for you and more and more readers to thank along the way.

Bonnie Rae said...

And thank you Angela! For taking the chance on your dreams and sharing your wonderful creative mind with the rest of the world! =)

J. A. Bennett said...

Love the video and love reading your blog! Keep up the awesomeness!

Angela Brown said...

Thank you, Charlie. Sending you a Huge Hug!!

Angela Brown said...

Thanks, Vikki. So glad you and Tara put this together so I could be a part of it.

Angela Brown said...

I'll raise a glass to that, C Lee. Thank you :-)

Angela Brown said...

Right back atcha, Bonnie :-)

Angela Brown said...

Glad you enjoyed the video. I'll keep trying my best :-)

Gwen Gardner said...

Awww, you made a cool video, Angela! Thank you for the awesomeness :)

Angela Brown said...

Hey Partner! *waves* Glad you stopped by. Of course you KNOW how much I appreciate you :-)

Laura Josephsen said...

Lovely thank-you post! Thanks for sharing it. :D

Angela Brown said...

And thank you for visiting :-)

Lydia Kang said...

We're just as thankful for you too!

Tyrean Martinson said...

So sweet! I am thankful for the inspirational and motiviational posts you write!

Emily R. King said...

Well said, Angela. You've highlighted why blogging is so wonderful. Thanks!

Susanna Leonard Hill said...

Awesome video, Angela - you are so clever! :) Now I'm going over to take a gander at your first page!

Tamara said...

Great video--what an awesome idea. I especially loved the penguins. :) I'm a new follower btw. Nice to meet you!!

Angela Brown said...

Awww...thanks Lydia :-)

Angela Brown said...

Thank you, Tyrean :-)

Angela Brown said...

You're welcome. I'm so glad I write and blog :-)

Angela Brown said...

Thanks, Susanna. I look forward to your feedback :-)

Angela Brown said...

Nice to meet you as well, Tamara. Thanks so much for stopping by.

Samantha May said...

Your background is so dreamy...

Readers are awesome! After all, writers don't have much to go on if no one is reading anything of theirs :D

It's nice to meet you! Consider me a new follower :)

Sam
Writing Through College

Lynda R Young said...

Good to hear you are alive and breathing. It's a feat in itself surviving a big blog tour :)

Carrie Butler said...

I so love the video, Angela! :) Thanks for sharing!

Crystal Collier said...

=)Love the video. Angela, I'm watching your journey with fascination--and how is it that I'm not one of your followers yet? Yikes! I've been here so many times... (Thank you WS4U and Gwen!) Remedying now.

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