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Saturday, April 2, 2011


Hello fellow writers...

I'm such a terrible person. No, really. I have left you hangin' for almost a month. My sincerest apologies for my lack of blogging. It's not that I don't have tons to tell you, it's that I don't have time during March. I'm a teacher and March is our state testing month. So, I've been swamped trying to get my students ready.  But, that ends today.

To make it up to you all, I decided to join the A-Z Blogfest. Click here to sign up with the 1156 other writers from the blog-o-sphere. Every day in April (except Sundays), I'm going to be blogging using the letter of the day to theme my post. Sounds fun, right?

So today, A is for ACKNOWLEDGEMENT!

Since, I'm not currently published, I haven't been able to do that almighty thanking of all the people who have helped me along the way. But, I wanted to take the time out today to do just that.

I don't have one agent and editor to thank because I don't have one yet, but I wanted to thank all of them today for all of their hard work and dedication to the business of publishing quality books. It doesn't go unnoticed. Writers, like me, are in awe of you and hope to one day be able to call one of you up and say THANK YOU! I've met many outstanding agents at writing conferences this past year. Suzie Townsend (Fine Print), Diana Fox (Fox Literary), Brandi Bowles (Foundry Literary), Laurie McLean (Larsen/Pomada Literary Agents), and Susan Hawk (The Bent Agency) are just a few that stood out and made me feel like I'm a writer.  I would love to learn more from them and possibly be represented by them one day. So, thank you!

My beta readers: Margo, Julie, Rosie, Shannon, Alison. You all rock! Also, thank you for the hours of reading, critiquing, phone calls, and late night cry fests.  You have all read my work and have encouraged me to keep going!

My students: You always are fascinated to hear my words read aloud. You're so proud to have a teacher who is a writer. You encourage me everyday!

David, my rock. Thank you for your love, support, endless gab sessions, logic/plotting expertise, and being the love of my life.

So, today is about ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS! Don't wait until you get a published book to thank the ones who helped you become the writer you are today.


  1. Good idea for the first post. Oh and *waves* hi. ;-)

    Have fun with the A to Z challenge. I'm already finding it a bit overwhelming but still very fun.

    I never thought about doing acknowledgements. By the time I get published it seems like I'll need a whole book of them just to properly acknowledge everyone that helped along the way. In a blog post is a good idea.

  2. It was a great idea to acknowledge all the people who have inspired you in your writing. Good luck with your first book. Someone warned me not to put all my energy into the other books in the series - but to experiment with a different idea JIC. I wish you every success with your writing.

  3. What a good idea! We did do acknowledgements in our book, but we kept feeling we were forgetting someone important so we did one general apology as well - just in case! Working together is great.

  4. Thanks, Melissa! I should do this too. There are so many people I need to thank!