Wednesday, February 5, 2014

A Brief, But Heartfelt, Thanks

By Holly West

I apologize for the following short post. With all the promo I've been doing for Mistress of Fortune lately, I'm about out of blog post topics for the moment. But have no fear, I'll be astounding you with my blogging brilliance again soon.

For now:

In the days leading up to the release of my debut novel, Mistress of Fortune, a quote kept running through my mind:
"I've always depended on the kindness of strangers."
Except, in my mind, I'd replace the word 'strangers' with 'writers.'

Because, indeed, I've been bowled over by the kindness and generosity of the writing community, particularly, the crime fiction community, as I prepared to launch my first book.

I thought about making a list here, but then decided against it lest I forget someone. But it's important that I let you all know just how integral you've been to this process. Not just the launching of Mistress of Fortune, but to my career as a whole. Just as my own career has progressed, I've watched yours go forward. You've inspired, supported, kicked my ass, and counseled. Believe me when I say I couldn't be more proud to be associated with this tribe.

I'll spare you my stirring rendition of Wind Beneath My Wings.

I just read a tweet that said "Retired Philip Roth says he has no desire to write fiction anymore." Here, at the beginning of my career, I can't imagine ever feeling like that. Especially with y'all around to share the ride with.


1 comment:

Anonymous-9 said...

Amen sistah!