I'm going to start this post off by saying Thank You. So many have done so much to support me and #BabyFat that I am beyond words in how to recognize the time and work they have put into getting the book out in front of their communities, thereby expanding my own audience, and I'm sappy for the thought of all they have done.
Today, I want to especially thank Lisa Nolan and Eileen Carter Campos for their unending support and basically bending over backwards on my behalf with tweets and social shares on Facebook and the like, because that shit matters. IT MATTERS. And I have to recognize that because I have been on the other side, busting my ass to promote and support my fellow author friends time and time again. Not because I wanted to be owed a favor, mind you, but because I wanted to and truly believed in each and every book I have supported. Now that I am on this side of the equation, the thank you's I have received - the sappy text messages and the tokens of appreciation - it all makes so much more sense now. I always told people that it was nothing and I was doing my best to help out in helping launch their book babies into the universe because I knew they'd do the same for me. Friends do that.
Turns out, not always. So the ones that do follow through? Diamonds in the rough, y'all. Bright, shiny, polished, sparkling, dazzling little jewels of perfection radiating love and light and positive energy and I love them so very much for their hard work.
This is not a post to bitch about people who aren't "returning the favor" I wasn't asking to be returned. Life happens. People have kids and jobs and their own books and projects and deadlines to attend to. There are only so many hours in a day and for many of us, each of those hours is already spoken for before we even rise to greet the day. I'm not mad at anyone. Truly. So please, don't mistake what I am saying for sour grapes. It's not.
I am here for two reasons today and the first is to simply recognize and give heartfelt thanks to Lisa and Eileen for being there for me and celebrating BabyFat. I love you more than you know and even though you say "It's no big deal" and "I know you'd do the same for me," and "You don't have to thank me, know this: It is a big deal. I will always do what I can to support you and can only hope it is enough. And yes, I do have to thank you.
I don't know if I will ever stop.
Why else am I here? Because tonight is the #BabyFat Twitter Party! I'd love to see you there. Eileen and Lisa are pitching in and I've got books and prizes to give away. Click here to RSVP on the Facebook event page and let's relate. Because really, that's what it's all about, my friends.