Wednesday, November 20, 2013
THANK YOU for your support of Wind to Wildfire
To all of you who read the excerpt from my new memoir Wind To Wildfire (posted for the 24 hour period on the anniversary of the fire) I thank you, thank you, thank you.
Words are insufficient to express my gratitude for your encouragement and support. I am warmed that so many of you were moved by it. My heart is overwhelmed.
I've now taken the post down and continue to send the manuscript out - hoping it will find it's way to publication.
If it weren't for all of this outpouring of love I probably would have been more bummed out this morning when I got another rejection from a publisher, who said that the book was in the "inspirational" vein, a vein that had been tapped out. In said publisher's opinion, inspiration is a one-dimensional subject that has been done to death. What more could I possibly add to the subject? And why would anyone want to read it?
Because we're human?
Anyway, I love you all and thank you for the MANY ways you have held me up through my life journeys, from the Stitch trial, to losing and finding my grandson again, and now to this book. Your words have given me more strength than you can imagine. I will persevere until Wind To Wildfire finds its way out to all of you.
I will never lose hope in this world because there are so many beautiful people - and you, YOU who are reading this, you are my proof.