I’m sure happy to be back here again. My fingers are still in a splint, but I’m hitting the keyboard again with a two-finger hunt ‘n peck. I’ve missed visiting with all y’all here, but I enjoyed the chance to catch up on some reading and a nap or two, as well as finishing revisions on my next contemporary romance. Actually, joint-replacement in my finger didn’t render me helpless, but it sure limited my activity for awhile. Especially the housework. Yes, indeedy, you can’t wash dishes, fold laundry, make beds…those everyday little things taken for granted. Just sayin’.
I’m grateful to my family for stepping up without being asked, just like they always do. They provided support with meals, trips to the grocery store and errands. Whatever I needed, they provided. My hubby did laundry, made beds and made my life easier in so many little ways. I am truly blessed. And that brings me to the main topic of today’s blog. (I know, I took the long way around the back forty, but that’s how I am.)
~~~LITTLE THINGS MEAN A LOT~~~ IT’S THE LITTLE THINGS THAT COUNT~~~ GOOD THINGS COME IN SMALL PACKAGES~~~
We’ve all heard these well-used clichés many times. You can probably add more to the list. What could they possibly have to do with being a writer, other than the warning not to use them in our writing? Let me tell you, folks, writers appreciate the time a reader takes to “like” a book online, give an online review, Twitter a comment about an author they love and their latest release, mention the book on Facebook, follow that author’s blog, or recommend the book to friends. You ask, “Oh, how would that help? it’s only one little comment – just a brief mention on my blog or FB page.” But all those little bits of thoughtfulness add up to a huge show of support for the author and their work. Believe me, authors appreciate all those little things. So don’t ever think your one small effort doesn’t make a difference, ‘cause it does.
So what little things mean a lot to you…in your everyday life as a reader or as a writer? How do you add them to others’ lives?
Please share your thoughts at my back fence today. It means a lot . . . and thanks for stopping by. Hope to see you here again soon. I’ll leave you with this thought for the day . . . If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop diggin’. Just sayin’.