30 Days of Author Gratitude: Friends and Family

(So to balance out the blog from yesterday, because I would not be who I am without my friends and family...)

I think every author has to express loudly and often just absolute gratitude for friends and family. In general, it has to be, if not awkward, at least less than ideal sometimes to be friends with or be related to an author.

For every time we were talking and I got out a notebook or my phone to make a note of something for one of my projects...Thank you. From the bottom of my distracted heart; I am so grateful that you understand (or pretend to) that ideas don't keep and they need to be recorded.

For every time we had plans and I cancelled because I was in a writing zone...thank you for continuing to invite me out. I am so grateful that you understand (or, again, pretend to) that the writing zones can't always be flipped on and off like a switch. Believe it or not, I DO try to cancel as rarely as possible...because I DO love you dearly -- I just also love my writing zones, which then turn in to pretty novels, which I also love.

For every time I talk about my characters as if they are real people or my plot points as if they are actual events, thank you for humoring me (and not calling the crazy bus) and for even trying to keep straight which character is in what story. I am so grateful for your efforts.

No person is an island...and I would not have gotten where I am without those of you who support me and tolerate my eccentric behaviors.