“I’ll write to you. A super-long letter, like in an old-fashioned novel” ― Haruki Murakami,
It probably comes as no surprise given that most of my books contain (or in some cases revolve around) letters/notes/emails, that they’re up there with the things that make me happiest. Written words are my most favorite kind. ?
Because it’s November, and because gratitude and appreciation seeming fitting… and also because I have my nose to the grind finishing my latest novel, I thought I’d share some of my favorite recent notes from readers this month—with their permission of course.
Last week, I wrote ‘The End’ on a near five-year chapter of my life in the business world. Which means that for the first time ever, writing is my sole gig. Something I find equally exciting and terrifying. 😉
But back to endings for a second… I am a walking contradiction where they are concerned. I’m either not sure— or all- the-way-sure. 🙂 And, more often than not, I get all- the- way- sure rather abruptly. 🙂
For context, that’s what happened in this case. I decided 2016 would be the final chapter. At the end of it. 🙂 It felt right, and well— when you know, you know. Anyway, these notes are from women I connected with in that venture. Even though I am a writer by trade, it never ceases to amaze me when people write me and leave a little piece of their hearts on the page. I am incredibly thankful.
Happy Thanksgiving this week to those of you who are here in the States. x
I was so bummed that I had to miss the last meeting yesterday. I have meant to write you for quite a while. First, let me congratulate you. It is so very awesome that you are writing so much these days. This is the best reason to stop a successful group of women- to do more of what you love to do and do so well. I am so happy to hear that your career is going so well. Writing definitely is a very hard business and it is amazing that you have published so much in this short time.
Even though I couldn’t make it to the recent event, I am going to miss this group.There were so many positive vibes and connections coming from this group. Thank you for leading it with such a genuine and clear voice.
I wish you all the best in your work and family and very much hope that our paths will cross again.
A big hug,
I’m unable to get to the final luncheon due to a conflict with the Innotech Summit the same day.
I want to thank you for the opportunity to enjoy AWN as one of the first events I attended when I arrived in Austin in 2013. I enjoyed the community and so appreciated your leadership in assembling a quality group of business women.
I wish you unparalleled success in your continuing adventure as the brilliant author you are! And thank you again for creating a most wonderful experience!