Thursday, November 28, 2013

Five things I'm thankful for . . .
regarding my new writing career!

Today is Thanksgiving and while I am grateful for so many things in my personal life - my loving husband of nearly 31 years, my two fantastic adult daughters, my bonus son, his wife, and three children, our darling Yorkie, my parents and their continued health, my siblings, my friends and all my extended family . . . this year I am especially thankful for my new writing career!

My first book was released on July 17 and while I struggle to find the time to promote it - while working on  book #2 and still running a legal business selling real estate - I feel it's already been a HUGE success!! Every time someone I don't know (my family and friends naturally tell me they love it!), tells me THEY loved reading it . . . I feel such a sense of accomplishment!! My goal from the very beginning was to make people laugh, and that's happening. B-I-N-G-O!!!

That alone is enough to give thanks . . . but here are the top five things I'm thankful for regarding my new career.

1) I'm thankful for Jeffrey Taylor, the gentleman who challenged me to write the book in the first place. Rest in peace, Jeffrey.

2) I'm thankful that I work in an industry that allows me the flexibility to find time to write! While I typically write from ten p.m. to way into the wee hours of the morning, I don't have to then get up at dawn to get ready for a one hour drive through traffic to report to a desk job across town.

3) I'm thankful for my sisters who supported me through the beginning stages of trying to figure out how to write a book! And then for having the guts to offer to be my first beta readers! Thanks for your continued support.

4) I'm thankful for my husband who has supported me 100% of the way! He's never read the book (and I've never asked him to), but he believes it's great just because he loves me.

5) I'm truly thankful for my new real estate agent, and now new friend, Stephanie Spade, for becoming as excited about my book and it's success as I am!!! Steph is now my co-writer/producer and the editor of our new web series "6 Degrees of Separation to Kristen Wiig." If you haven't checked them out yet, you can catch up watching the first three episodes in four minutes or less!!

Oh, I now I want to add #6 :)

6) I'm SINCERELY thankful to everyone who has read my book! I know it's a risk to invest in a book from a debut author - there are millions of us out there - but you had the faith that my story would be worth reading, and for that, I am so grateful!!



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