Remember when I asked you guys whom you’d like to see in the Top 10 Blogs for Writers of 2010/2011 at Write to Done? And some of you said, “Justin Bieber”?
Just kidding. I don’t even know who Justin Bieber is (only that his name crops up everywhere).
No—many of you, with a graciousness and golden heart to inspire awe, hied yourselves on over there and made your nominations. And I thank you. I actually copied the nominations you made for me so I could read them every morning while I’m pulling myself together for the new workday, to remind me exactly what I love about this job—how it’s the best job I’ve ever had in my life, better even than running the children’s room of an indie bookstore, the job of my dreams.
A week or so later, Write to Done brought out the list of finalists, the Top 20 Blogs for Writers, and you guys had put me on it. You did! I was absolutely touched and honored. This is heavy-hitting company. You’ll recognize a lot of the names.
And last week they announced their decisions: the Top 10 Blogs for Writers 2010/2011.
I’m speechless. (Almost.) I want to tell you all how much your kind words mean to me. Thank you so much for your support, your comments, your enthusiasm for this amazing craft. I love fiction, I love working in it and living through it, I love talking about everything that goes on here. The truth is if I got paid to write these darn blog posts I would never shut up.
Which is fortunate because, as soon as I heard the news, I was asked to write a guest post for Write to Done. And it’s up now: The 7 Secrets of an Indie Editor.
I got carried away and confessed everything—in my profound gratitude to all the aspiring writers out there.
You people are shaping the dreams of the world.