Officially, I should have thanked my readers on Thursday. In America, we set aside the final Thursday in November to give thanks for all we have, and my readers are very high on my list of things I’m thankful for. Thank you everyone who has taken the time to read one of my books. I’m honored to make that connection with you, and I’m thankful for it every day, holiday or not.
I’m coming out of the book-writing cave for a Thank You blog post today because I have even more cause to be thankful than normal. A few minutes ago I opened up my weekly email from the paperback publisher with the sales report. For most of the year, paperbacks are an afterthought for me, with some 99% of the sales going to the various eReaders. But this week’s sales report was…wow. Thank you. Nothing makes me happier. I know that all or virtually all of those paperbacks that went out the door are going to get wrapped up and given away. There is no higher honor a writer can get. To those of you who enjoy the books enough to give them to your loved ones — I’m thrilled, and very grateful.
I hope the kickoff to the holiday season has been marvelous for everyone. Mine has been truly superb. Family on Thursday and Friday, an extended outing with my middle child yesterday, Christmas decor went up in the house today, football is on, the laptop is open, 3500 words on GWB4 since this morning…let’s just say that I’m feeling very jolly at the moment.
Until next time…