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November 23, 2016

My Thanksgiving Letter to YOU!


Dear Friends and Readers,

This year has been a crazy one with highs and lows. Thanksgiving is all about thinking about the highs, so I’m going to let the lows go. Some of those lovely highs were being asked to join the Insecure Writer’s Support Group to head the newsletter, starting my editing business, publishing Seismic Crimes and 30 Seconds Before, and signing a contract for Tsunami Crimes.

I have all of you to thank for getting me through the craziness of these highs (and especially the lows, but we’re not talking about those).

As a writer, you helped me to realize the amazing feeling of having people interested in my books. Something I had always dreamed about but wasn’t sure if I’d be blessed with. As a blogger, you made me feel as though my thoughts, words, and ideas were valuable and interesting. When I started writing at twelve, and created my blog five years ago, I had craved these things, hoped and wished for them, and now I am so very grateful you have given them to me; a gift I’ll always treasure.

For your selfless support, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. You sure know how to make a girl feel loved, supported, understood, and appreciated.

If I could give everyone a cookie (or a hunk of cheese to Crystal Collier), I would. Since I can’t, I hope this letter adequately shows my gratitude for these priceless gifts you’ve given me. I’m also giving everyone virtual hugs and sending wishes of success, health, and happiness.

Happy Thanksgiving!


XOXO,


Chrys Fey



56 comments:

Pat Hatt said...

Great things to be thankful for indeed. Blogland sure is grand. Hope you have a happy Thanksgiving at your sea too!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Wonderful Chrys ... it so lovely to be thanked - and everyone will be so grateful for your thoughts ... Congratulations on your contract for Tsunami Crimes ... enjoy your Thanksgiving and here's to a very peaceful and successful year ahead - cheers Hilary

Anonymous said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Chrys!

Yolanda Renée said...

Hi, Chrys!
Always ready to celebrate the highs and shove those lows right done and bury them under all the falling leaves and then the snow! :)
Happy Thanksgiving!

nashvillecats2 said...

Thank YOU Chrys for joining the ISWG, Wonderful interesting post to read and above all supporting your followers. Have a great Thanks Giving Day.
Yvonne.

Nicola said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Chrys. You have been amazing all year and I'm thankful for all your hard work, dedication to the IWSG and all the continuing support you give us writers. You are an inspiration!!

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Lovely post, Chrys! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! :)

L. Diane Wolfe said...

We have a lot to be thankful for with this community. Happy Thanksgiving.

Chrys Fey said...

Blogland really is grand. Happy Thanksgiving, Pat!

Chrys Fey said...

Thank you, Hilary! And thanks for being a lovely blogging friend. :)

Chrys Fey said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Patricia!

Chrys Fey said...

I wish it snowed here. I'll just have to shove the lows under a lot of dirt. ;)

Happy Thanksgiving!

Chrys Fey said...

Aw. Thanks, Yvonne. I am honored to have a place in the IWSG. :)

Chrys Fey said...

Shucks. You're make me blush. :) I do what I can.

Happy Thanksgiving, Nicola!

Chrys Fey said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Madeline!

Chrys Fey said...

We sure do! Happy Thanksgiving, Diane!

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

It is my pleasure to be one of your followers, and cyber friend, and seeing your successes. Congratulations on the new contract and a Happy Thanksgiving to you.

Karen Wojcik Berner said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Chrys!

Chrys Fey said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Karen!

Chrys Fey said...

And it's a pleasure to be one of your followers and cyber friend. Thank you for everything! Happy Thanksgiving, Beverly!

Nick Wilford said...

Happy Thanksgiving! We're all very thankful too for the great advice you post on here. You deserve all the success you've had.

Chrys Fey said...

Thank you, Nick! I like to help in any way I can. :)

Happy Thanksgiving!

A Beer for the Shower said...

What a great letter! You ARE valuable and interesting, even to us who are fairly new to you. We're thankful for you as well, especially those awesome marketing tips you recently uploaded. You're a wealth of knowledge. Happy Thanksgiving!

Liz A. said...

Happy Thanksgiving. (We'll pretend those lows didn't happen.)

Chrys Fey said...

Thank you! I appreciate that. Knowing that everyone enjoys and finds the info I share useful makes me so happy.

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Chrys Fey said...

Pretending is good. Happy Thanksgiving!

Lisa Thomson said...

And I am grateful for you, Chrys! Thank you for all of your wonderful writing tips and support throughout the year and at your blog. Happy Thanksgiving to you!!

Romance Reader said...

Awesome letter! I'm thankful for all your writing and marketing tips and advice. Happy Thanksgiving!

Roland Clarke said...

Happy Thanksgiving from a Brit celebrating his first Thanksgiving in US with American wife's kids, grand-kids, and great-grands.

Birgit said...

This is so very sweet of you. Blog land is fun isn't it and so supportive. Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving!

emaginette said...

Thanks. It's a pleasure to be part of your blogging life. Have a slice for me. :-)

Anna from elements of emaginette

Denise Covey said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Chrys. I'm glad it's been overall a successful year for you. Thanks for all that you do. :-)

Magic Love Crow said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Great getting to know you!

sage said...

As I haven't posted a blog in a number of weeks, I was reading about the "cookie policy warning" for EU readers, so when I got to the last paragraph about you being unable to give us cookies, I had a chuckle. Happy Thanksgiving, Chrys.

Lidy said...

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving. And thanks for another year of writing, publishing, promotion & marketing tips, etc.

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

It's been an honour getting to know you, Chrys, and working with you. Happy happy Thanksgiving.

Nas said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Chrys. I'm glad it's been a successful year for you. Thanks for all that you do!

Chrys Fey said...

I'm grateful for you! You do a wonderful thing with your blog, too. You help so many women.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Chrys Fey said...

I'm happy to help. Happy Thanksgiving!

Chrys Fey said...

I hope you enjoyed your time in the US.

Chrys Fey said...

Blog Land is the best!

Happy Thanksgiving, Birgit!

Chrys Fey said...

It's a pleasure to be part of your blogging life, too!

Chrys Fey said...

Thank you, Denise! Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Chrys Fey said...

It's been great getting to know you, too. Happy Thanksgiving!

Chrys Fey said...

Haha! That is funny. Happy Thanksgiving!

Chrys Fey said...

I had a pretty good Thanksgiving, Lidy. You're welcome. :)

Chrys Fey said...

I enjoy working with you, too, Joylene. Happy Thanksgiving!

Chrys Fey said...

Thank you, Nas! Happy Thanksgiving!

Trisha said...

Happy belated Thanksgiving to you :)

Chrys Fey said...

Thank you! Happy belated Thanksgiving to you, too!

Roland Clarke said...

Actually. I'm now a US resident. Moved to Boise, Idaho where she moved away from to UK, for few years.

Chrys Fey said...

That's right. I remember now that you talked about your move. Well, I hope you enjoyed the day, nonetheless. :)

sherry fundin said...

Lots to be thankful for. Thanks for sharing, Chrys.
sherry @ fundinmental

Chrys Fey said...

So much to be thankful for. :)

DMS said...

What a beautiful letter! A wonderful time of year to stop and try to focus on the highs (it can be hard not to focus on the lows). When I think of my highs over the past year the blogging world, authors, and readers and writers I have met are at the top of the list. Always nice to have the support of our friends to keep us up when we are feeling down.

Love the picture with the letter too. :)
~Jess

Chrys Fey said...

The support of those communities is amazing. Definitely the top of the list. :)

Thank you, Jess!