Dear Author, Thank You

I feel like there should be a national holiday for authors. One day a year we should celebrate these brave souls who write out their thoughts, observations, and ideas.

To each and every author out there: thank you. Thank you for taking a risk and making the investment of time and toil. Thank you for persevering even when the words weren't coming together. Thank you for doing the hard work of mining for insights, for helping us discover what we may not have been able to unearth on our own. And, of course, thank you for passing all of it on for pennies.

Your work is important. We need you. Keep it up.

What about you? What do you need to write? What story do you need to tell? Don't think for a minute that you have nothing to say. The words are in there. You just have to go digging for them.  We need you too.