I just want to say how grateful I am right now for the blessings in my life. The first blessing I want to address is my family. They are so supportive of my writing and help to pick up the slack so I can write. (most of the time.) Even Bry has started coming in everyday and asking if I got any writing done yet. It's very cute.
Second, are my wonderful friends. My close friends who have critiqued, read, edited and torn apart my stories to help make them better. Thanks for being there and telling me the truth.
Third, for my new friends. My writer friends. I don't think you all know how much you mean to me. First of all, for Josi Kilpack who over three years ago made me believe that a regular old mom like me could actually start a new career, halfway through life, and be successful at it. For Elizabeth Mueller for cultivating that thought and teaching me so much more. For my new, dear friends I've met and grown close to because of the writing conferences we sit through together. Thank you so much for including me and making feel like part of the group.
I have been taken under the wing of professional writers who don't have to give me their time, but do anyway. Who treat me as an equal, when I'm really just a peon in the writing scheme of things. I have entered a whole new world I never dreamed I'd be a part of. It's wonderful, it's fulfilling, it's humbling and it's thrilling.
My heart is full and I am very aware that God has blessed me far beyond what a sinner like me deserves. But I'll take it anyway!