I have been blessed to have a tremendous amount of support from friends and family. However a ton of my support has come from people that I have never met, people who live near and far. Conversations started in Post Offices, in the laundromat, walking the dog or sitting in the nail salon. Conversations started with a smile and a “Good morning”. Inboxes from Authors whom I admire and who have answered all of my questions when I needed help. Inboxes from my classmates from College, HS, JHS and Elementary School, my Teachers (what an honor to receive a pat on the back from your HS English Teacher).
I appreciate the support. Those words always came in just when I needed them, normally when I was ready to throw in the towel. Someone will reach out and say “I love your stuff or you make me laugh”. I needed those words.