We had some much needed rain today. In fact, it rained until about 5 o’clock this evening. Nothing terribly hard or heavy – just steady. But, hey, I had to work today anyway, so it might as well have rained. I’m grateful for the rain on my garden. This should really make my strawberries ripen.
I hire a former colleague to manage all of the social media for our organization and hadn’t seen her face to face for awhile (she lives about 45 miles away). So today was a good day for us to meet. We had lunch in her town – it was great to see her and catch up. Besides, I needed to ask her to take on another responsibility. It was funny because she thought I had asked to see her was because I was going to tell her we didn’t need her anymore. That was so not the case. She does an amazing job with three Facebook pages, twitter and pinterest.
Anyway, we were chatting away about business and all of a sudden she stopped me. She wanted to tell me how much she enjoyed my Dreams of Love poetry collection. She went on and on about how lovely the poems were and how much she really enjoyed them.
Anyone who writes will know how nice unsolicited accolades feel. I was blushing, but I was about to burst inside. It felt so good. Especially since I don’t have a lot of self confidence when it comes to my writing/poetry. So I have been on cloud 9 all afternoon.
I’m thankful today for the rain. I’m thankful for an honest, unsolicited opinion of my poetry. And I’m thankful that hearing that has really spurred me forward on my next book (I haven’t been much in the mood lately and had wanted to have it published in May/June but now it is looking more like July).
P.S. Sales have been stagnant on both of my books and I would like to see them pick up a tad. If you haven’t bought it yet, now would be a good time before the next book comes out.