Wednesday, November 05, 2008

This is WAY cool!

Yesterday I went to the city hall to vote. As soon as I walked in, the women at the tables started mentioning my books. I don't know why I was so surprised. Writers can be sort of reclusive. So sometimes we have no idea those close to us who are actually interested in our writing journey or our books.

I've known them all since moving to this town, but I had no idea they were so supportive of my writing. And I tell you...I was sincerely blown away by their support and encouragement.

Honestly Elvis (aka me in that moment) nearly left the building in tears. Grateful. Thankful, happy tears. Okay maybe I'm just extra sensitive because I have Prehistoric Monster Syndrome (what my husband calls PMS...or at least me when afflicted by it). But it's moments like this that remind me of why I do what I do. That God can use the stories I offer Him to make someone laugh or entertain or touch them in some WAY cool!

Since many of those women said they read my blog, this is a very public and very deep THANK YOU for supporting my writing with their readership.

You all have no idea how word of mouth helps authors. Especially newbie authors like me who are trying to establish themselves in a tough market with so many other hundreds of thousands of authors during financial strain on the country.

That you all would spend money to purchase my books and expend your precious time to read them...and pass them around and tell your friends and family about them...words can't express how much that means to me.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. To all the ladies (and gent) at the polling place. YOU TOTALLY MADE MY DAY!

Maybe even my whole year.


Majorly cheezin',



Danica/Dream said...

It doesn't surprise me at all. Your writing is wonderful, you're a wonderful friend, and I bet you touch more lives than you could ever imagine. So proud to call you my friend.

Ausjenny said...

thats so cool Cheryl. Its good to know others support us even when we dont realize they do. Oh your second book is still for sale at koorong australia.

Anonymous said...

Awesome! That's so great, Cheryl.

God bless you and your writing.

Donna M said...

I am so happy that you got to experieince that. I love your books and look forward to the next one coming out. When I was teaching I would put the positive notes I got from parents and children into a "love me" file. You need to place this experience in your "love me" file to remind you when you are looking at a blank page and nothing comes to mind to stop the taunting blink of the cursor or when you get a rejection letter for you ms that you poured your heart into.


Hope Chastain said...

That totally rocks, Cheryl! And I can't think of anyone who deserves it more than you do! I'm so happy for you! Mom is, too. We're planning a special shelf for all our autographed by the author books, and yours will have a special place on it! *hugs*

I'm plugging away on this year's NaNo book, based on what I came up with for your July Prompt Contest. I started fresh (although I realize now I could have invoked the Zokoutu clause--I hope I spelled that right, since I always seem to get it mixed up), but when I go back and revise, most of what I wrote in those 500 words will probably go back in to Chapter 1.

God bless you!