grateful

Almost two years ago I started this blog with absolutely no expectation of where it would bring me.

I thought that it would be just another dusty corner of the internet where I could ramble about books and talk about words, my love for them, and their construction. Almost two years later I've met some of the most fabulous people who understand me in such an intrinsic way because at our cores we love the same thing.

Having this blog would not have been the same without you in it. Attending BEA with you made the experience worth it more than I could have ever dreamed. Attending ComicCon and being able to meet authors of all sorts and mediums and being surrounded by people who made my mouth hurt with smiling due to their enthusiasm and creativity.

Your love of reading and words and characters has inspired me to complete my own manuscript and, when done, edit it to the best of my perfection. You inspire me to never give up. Ten minutes here, a scribble of a character note there - they all add up to a story brimming with potential. And it doesn't matter when I finish, but the fact that I actually will. (And that you will, too.)

I can say for the first time that I know what I want to do; that perhaps I've always known somewhere but you all were the impetus for me bringing it to the light. I am forever grateful.

And so, a happy happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Americans, but also a heartfelt thank you to everyone reading this. You are why I do this.

Also, as an example of an author I adore for both her incredible talent with words and also because she's just a truly kind human being, please check out Victoria Schwab's post on giving back. (And if you haven't read THE NEAR WITCH or THE ARCHIVED, please do. The former is out, the latter is out in January and, trust me, you do not want to miss it.)

2 comments on "grateful"

Jac (For Love and Books) wrote: Thu Nov 22, 01:26:00 PM

Happy Thanksgiving!! I hope you have a wonderful holiday with your family :)

-Jac @ For Love and Books


Olivia (The Reading Enchantress) wrote: Mon Nov 26, 12:48:00 AM

A very belated Happy Thanksgiving to you, Kristin!
Meeting you at BEA was wonderful. I couldn’t believe that meeting a person and spending time with them, while either waiting in lines or walking the aisles of Javits, during such a short time period could end up in friendship. Your enthusiasm and dedication is inspiring and I’m sure your manuscript is too. I so look forward to reading your work one day.
xo. Olivia


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