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A Simple Thank You

14 Nov

003Happy end of the week!  It’s been pretty cold here, or cold by our normal standards. Certainly nothing like the upper-midwest experienced, but cold enough to have our chickens wondering what the heck is going on.

I’ve been knee-deep in work, as I know many of you have been as well.  I’m at the 75,000 word mark of my new novel, Shadows Kill.  I should be done with the first draft by the end of next week, and then the hard work really begins.

Customers want things now rather than later, so I’m dealing with that as well, and in my spare time I’m taking care of quail, chickens, rabbits, dogs, and a kitten with more energy than all the rest combined.

So that’s my week.

I’m going to do something a little different today. I hope you don’t mind.  I’ll let the quote start things off.


Make it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those around you, and you’ll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life, and you’ll find that you have more of it.

Ralph Marston

I say this in all honesty….I would not be where I am today if it were not for all of you.  You know who you are.  You are the ones who have stuck by me, loyally, for years.  You  are the ones who have read my articles, purchased my books, and just given words of encouragement when they were needed the most.

I had very little confidence in my writing abilities when I started as a writer three years ago.  Oh, I knew I could write an intelligent sentence, but that’s a far cry from being a writer.  I didn’t know if my voice would be accepted. I didn’t know if others would care about what I had to say.  I knew next to nothing when I joined a writer’s community called HubPages, and honestly, I almost quit after the first week, and if I had quit HP I would have quit writing….because….like all of you, I need acceptance and encouragement.

So all I’m doing today is saying thank you!  My thanks comes from the bottom of this old heart and the depths of this writer’s soul.

Thank you!


“Helping writers to spread their wings and fly.”