I'm really late in the game on this, but I LOVE the Random Acts of Kindness blitz from The Bookshelf Muse. I've come to realize that writing is very much not a solitary activity. At least, good writing isn't. We all need the support, critiques, guidance, and motivational kicks-in-the-pants that come from those around us. I wanted to say thank you to a few people who have been a particular help. My amazing critique group: Chersti, Rachel, Karen (not pictured because she sadly lives away from us now), Kevin, his wife Deborah, and Joel!
I've been a part of the group for over 2 years now. My writing has improved immensely with their help. Not only that, but it's wonderful to have people to rely on when the days are tough and to celebrate with you when the days are great. They are amazing friends as well as fab critique partners!
I'm also feeling grateful for all of you-- my blogging buddies. I have felt so much support and kindness from all of you over the last few years that I really feel like part of a community. You are all amazing! I'll be holding a giveaway in the next few weeks just to say THANK YOU.
So, my friends, thanks for being my friends!