More importantly though, there are so many people to thank. People who have reduced me to a ridiculous, sappy crier.
I'm not normally like this. Sure, I cry at a lot of movies and tv shows, but not daily, right out of the blue. Not out of such gratitude.
But right now, I get teary at the drop of a hat, or the thought of the lovely and gracious reviews people have written, or the fact that so many of my friends and family will be coming from all over to Crystal Cove to celebrate with me at the launch party. I get all weepy when I think of every person that helped me work on Moonglass, from my first crit partners to the whole team at Simon & Schuster who turned it into a 'real book.' It sends me for tissues every time I look at the finished copies. Seeing them is right up there with marrying my husband or having my children. It's big, and overwhelming, and so incredibly dear to me.
Which is why I'm a weepy mess. I don't have the words to truly say how much all of this means to me. Not even close.
I tried to sit down and write a post that would go with what I have to give away this week, and this is what came out. Just a big, teary thank you.
This week I'm giving away a signed, finished copy of MOONGLASS, along with Anna's red sea glass necklace, which is the true heart of the story. There's a lot wrapped up in her necklace, a lot that she can't begin to say, so I think it's a perfect fit.
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Happy Monday, and thank you!