Friday, June 17, 2011

Friday Father's Day Style

Today I thought I would dedicate my entry to my dad. My dad is actually my first reader. He reads my work before CPs, before betas, before editing a gazillion times. My dad then listens as I talk out plot issues, character issues, etc.

And then he does it all over again for each revision.

Then I begin querying and he gets to read a gazillion query letters, helps me analyze requests, etc. When my last book only garnered a few requests, he cheered me on. When this one hit double the number of requests with half as many queries sent, he talked to me daily asking for updates, getting as excited as I am with each request.

I am tremendously lucky to have such an amazing and supportive father. So this weekend, I say thanks to my dad and cheer him on as he dives into one of those life battles that we never wish for our parents.




  1. What a lovely tribute! My Dad used to send me a couple of packages a month (at least!) with a new hardcover he thought I'd like complete with reviews cut out from newspaper. I used to love going on business trips with him when I was younger because he'd buy me as many books as I wanted at the airport bookshop, no questions asked. Unfortunately I never worked up the courage to show him any of LC. I'll miss him this year, for sure.

  2. Thank you for sharing your thoughts about your father. He is lucky to have you for a daughter, too.

  3. Sounds like your dad's a pretty special guy :-)It's great to hear stories like this...

  4. Laura -- I'm sorry your dad never got to read LC. I think he would have been proud.

    Andrea -- Thanks :)

    Kenda -- He is. :)