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Monday, September 27, 2010

Best Job in the World--Author

Most days, being an author is a solitary and thankless job. You work long hours, often with no guarantee that your words will ever see the light of day. Unless you are very, very good and very, very lucky, you will never get rich from it. (Although sometimes there are cookies.)

But some days, something happens that makes it all worthwhile.

This was what I got today from one of my readers:

I just thought I would drop you a note to tell you that Everyday Witch A to Z Spellbook is just amazing. Nothing against other authors because I realize the hardwork and loving intent put into their books, but your book is amazing. My dog Brew and I have spent countless hours researching the right spell and here they are in one beautiful reference.
I love your books and they are kept close to my heart at all times. You have a magickal way with words and have found a true calling. I am so glad to have found your books and appreciate all the hardwork and love you put into them.
Thank you for sharing your gift (and Magic's) and I look forward to whatever you are brewing up next.
Blessings to you and all you love!
Your Fan Kimberly

Thank you, Kimberly, from the bottom of my lonely author's heart. You made my day. Hell, you made my freaking month.You (and Brew) are why I write. Blessings to you, too. And lots and lots of cookies.


  1. Reminds me of my favorite tip during my five year period as a massage therapist. My client came out of the room, grabbed my hands in hers and said very sincerely - "bless your hands." Made my day, too. Nice compliment.

    Good to hear of someone enjoying their work. I sure get the loneliness, though and I don't even work at it full time and am not as yet published.

  2. What a great letter! I think that we sometimes just assume a published author gets plenty of compliments - being that they were good enough to be published! But I think it's still important to tell people when they make an impression.

    As for me - your "Goddess Is In the Details" is one of my favourite witchy books! I recommend it all the time.