Even with the busyness and stress of the holiday season, there’s one thing I can always rejoice in: the countless blessings God has given me. This year I am especially aware of this blessing—the power and influence of my readers.
Yup, you read that right! I said power and influence. You, dear reader, play an integral part in an author’s life.
As I was preparing to write this blog post, I asked my fellow InspyRomance authors to tell me why they’re thankful for their readers. I was surprised to see the answers come in so quickly—but I shouldn’t have been! It’s easy to identify the reasons why we appreciate you! Here are nine of them:
I’m thankful to God for my readers for enjoying my books and for waiting patiently for my next books to be released. ~Jan Edttii Thompson
I’m thankful for the notes (or reviews) they share that encourage me to keep writing. ~Toni Shiloh
I’m also so thankful for reviews and people willing to spend their hard earned money on my stories. ~Elizabeth Perry Maddrey
I’m thankful for how readers share with me how a book impacted them. It’s such a blessing! ~Kimberly Johnson
I thank God that people spend their time reading my stories. I’m grateful and I pray they leave my little imaginary world feeling blessed and encouraged. ~Sally Howe Bayless
I’m thankful readers choose my books when I know there are so many things, including other Christian books, they could have purchased. ~Julie Arduini
I’m thankful for every encouraging email, message, and review. Knowing I am entertaining and impacting readers for Jesus means a lot to me. ~Valerie Comer
Writing can be a lonely endeavor, and when they send comments and emails, it is so encouraging! I love meeting them in person too! So much fun! ~Janet Ferguson
I’m so thankful for readers who take the time to comment, post bookstagrams, review, send messages, or otherwise interact in any way. ~Jaycee Weaver
And one more from me:
I’m so thankful for the friendships I have formed with my readers. Their support and encouragement keep me going, especially through the tough times of writing. I feel so blessed to have readers who believe in and love my characters as much as I do.
I hope you, dear reader, know how precious you are! I wish I could give you a hug of thanks, but I’ll leave you with these virtual goodies instead. :)
And I hope you have a very Happy Thanksgiving! I’ll be spending the day with my hubby’s side of the family and probably eating Chinese food this year. ;) Let me know in the comments below what your plans are for tomorrow. I look forward to reading about your traditions!