It’s Friday! That means it’s time to Celebrate The Small Things.
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Tuesday, I received a package in the mail from a wonderful friend and author, Merry Farmer. If you haven’t heard of her, please check out her work. I don’t normally read Romance, but will from time to time. I met her on Twitter when I wrote about my experiences with Indie authors on my writing blog. I had such bad experiences and I was very leery about reading more Indie authors because of those experiences. She WANTED me to read her book and give her an honest review, even if it was bad. She was so confident in her writing that she believed I would like it. And I did. Wonderfully professional with no editing issues I remember, the story was engaging, and her characters were deep. Since then, we’ve forged a friendship. I’ve recommended her books to anyone I thought would like her style and anyone who would listen. I believe word of mouth is the best promotional vehicle for anything. We have so many people out there who will troll and write bad things just because they can; but how many people will support those things they find good? I am trying to be the positive voice in the ocean of negative. And I really do love her words.
The package was sort of a surprise since she asked me for my address last week. I opened it up and saw that she signed the book. I love, love, love author autographs! I read her message to me and read her card, all the while sniffing the pages of the book.
I seriously cried when I found it. And I was just so thrilled I got a signed book from her that I didn’t see it right away! The book is dedicated to ME!! ME!! OMG! I can’t believe it. “To LadyJai – who has supported me from the beginning and who knows the scars that war can bring.”
I am so very honored and blessed. I am also so very happy to hear how much I’ve touched someone. I don’t get this as often as I would like, or need.
We need more of this in the world.
So, today, I ask you to take the time to tell someone that they matter to you. We don’t do this nearly enough in our lives. I want to make this a habit in mine. I’m telling you all today, each and every one of you matter to me. I love you all!