Who has encouraged me in this writing journey?
Wow. I almost feel like someone at an awards banquet – I know I will forget someone.
Mark Eckel – He was the first person to tell me that I needed to write!
Sharon Ruff – She read my work and couldn’t believe I didn’t have an editor.
Myrna Folkert – She invited me to her writer’s group.
Susie Finkbeiner – She took a chance and was the first to accept one of my submissions on her blog.
My writer’s group – Hours of laughter and encouragement!
Mom – Listening to my heart and understanding how it beats differently.
Mike – Challenging me and still accepting me for who I am.
My children – I overheard them: “Someday, my mom is going to be a famous children’s author!” I laughed.
Our church! – Uniquely beautiful and so vibrant. “Maybe your book will be one we read in Book Club!!”
Without these dear people, I wouldn’t have the nerve to claim the gift: “writer”.
And every writer has a list of people such as the one above who have encouraged them when articles are rejected and posts bomb and discouragement abounds.
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.