Oh. I wanted to say this.
I have a whole lot of friends who are writers. Some of them are working on their first novels, some of them are short-story writers, some are just starting the scary scary process of submitting to agents and publishers, some haven’t gotten that far yet. I have at least one friend who is a multi-published, best-selling author. The writers I know run the gamut.
And I think it is just so incredibly cool that I know all of you. That I get to be one of you. That I get to read what you write and see how you develop as a writer and that I get to sit back and wail because you write things and ways that I wouldn’t or couldn’t and I envy and admire your skills. I know a lot of wonderfully talented people–not necessarily writers, but in general–and I’m very, very glad to count you among my friends.
That’s all. :)