30 Days of Author Gratitude: Cheerleaders

(As much as I love football, I am not actually writing about the short skirt-wearing, pom-pom waving kind of cheerleaders -- though they do add an element to football games -- so I guess I am glad they exist in the world in general?)

The kind of cheerleaders the author me is grateful for is the kind that cheers me on in my writing (or cheers others on for working on their goals) and it doesn't matter to me whether they are cheering me on because they have read my books and can't wait for the next one (LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this question, by the way, and yes, I am working on getting Redeeming Trust  finished up) or if they haven't read a single thing I have written, but believe in me just the same.

My cheerleaders are coworkers who celebrate my books with me and hold me accountable for my NaNoWriMo word counts. They are my friends and family and ex-students who have heard me say for as long as they have known me "I want to write books -- I want to make a living as an author" and are happy to see me taking steps toward that goal and not just dreaming about it.

My cheerleaders are pushing me along with every "like" and encouraging comment. Sometimes, when I am thinking my life would be easier if I just gave up on my writing...and then my cheerleaders (as their name indicates) cheer me up and get me back to writing. Thank you so much.