I just want to take a moment to say, during this holiday season, that I’m thankful for so very many things. My loved ones, my home. The privilege to be live in a country that, even with all its faults, is a great country. I’m even thank for my zoo. Most of the time.
But this year I have a new reason to give thanks…for the new friends I’ve made during the whole indie author experience. And I have met some of the most talented, genuinely nice people anyone could ever hope to meet.
When I first got started, I thought it was all about reaching the destination. Now I know it’s not. It’s the journey that’s the important thing, the people you meet along the way, the things you learn in the process.
Achieving my goals might be the icing, but without the cake the icing is nothing more than a bunch of gloppy sugar sitting in a bowl. A few tastes and you wish you had the foundation of the cake to go with it. So it is with success. It’s nothing without a supportive foundation. And I consider so many of you to be part of the foundation I’m building this new life on.
Over the next year I hope to get to know all of you better, to read more of your work (those who are fellow authors), and to continue with you along this path we’ve so recently embarked on.
And so, as I get ready to tackle a still enormous list of things I need to accomplish in the next couple of days, I want to say…in the immortal words of Jose Feliciano…I wanna wish you (readers and writers alike) a Merry Christmas!