I don't mean to get all sappy or anything, but as this A to Z Challenge draws to a close, I do want to say that YOU - the people who read my blog - are pretty high on my list of favorite things. And I want to thank you. I'm grateful that you show up here, and laugh at my jokes, and leave comments of your own, and let me get to know you a little, and in all kinds of ways bring me joy and a sense of fulfillment.
I started this blog about two and a half years ago, at a time when I was feeling particularly despairing of ever getting anything published. I've been a writer all my life, and I've had a yearning for just as long to have my voice heard, somehow, by people outside my own circle of acquaintance. I want to send my words out on the sea like a note inside a bottle, and I want someone, somewhere, to see that bottle bobbing in the water, and clamber in to fetch it. And then I want that person to read the note and say, "Wow. That's exactly how I feel. I thought I was the only one."
So that's where you come in. I still haven't had any books published, but you read my blog sometimes anyway, because it speaks to you; I speak to you. And I feel so honored that you hear me, and I want to hear you too.
So if you're reading this, or if you've read any of my other A to Z posts, or my book reviews or interviews or my more personal and sometimes extremely loony thoughts: it means so much to me. I can't thank you enough. And... this one's for YOU.