Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Acknowledgements

One of the most thrilling and emotional times in the publishing process can be writing the acknowledgements, especially if it's your first book. You've written a story and now it's time to thank everyone and everything that helped you on your journey. My heart might have been palpitating when I got an offer, but it wasn't until I started writing the acknowledgements that my eyes started to tear.

If it wasn't for my cp's valuable input, one of my mc's would've ended up a trope.

If it wasn't for my husband who took over the slew of diapers and dishes, I'd never have finished.

If it wasn't for the constant support of my family, pushing me, I might have quit.

If it wasn't for my favorite authors who inspire me to write my own magic, I wouldn't have even tried.

If it wasn't for my publisher who believed in me and my story, none of this would be happening.

Writing is a journey. Every time you script a sentence you leave part of yourself on the page. It's terrifying and wonderful.The people who read your stories and fall in love with them, want to know what inspired you, who helped you, and any other personal fact you're willing to share.

When it comes time to write your own, don't be nervous. Take your time and write your heart. This isn't a time to be fancy or clever, it's a time to be real. Be honest with your readers in everything you do and they will love you for it.

2 comments:

  1. That's good advice. I haven't had to write an acknowledgment yet, but I know it's going to be tough when I do - there are so many people who helped me get to where I am and people don't realize how much of ourselves and how much of their support goes into writing every book.

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    1. So true. I always read the acknowledgements.

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