Write the acknowledgments page that will be placed in your first (next?) published book, thanking all the people who have helped you along the way.
Well, this one’s easy:
I do not have the words to thank Duayne “Major T” Bernal for his support, honesty, and devotion to all my writing projects. My first fan, my biggest fan, my first reader, and a dear friend. He has been there to help shape every stage of this project with a constancy that cannot be overstated. He challenges me, fights me, encourages me, forces me to look at the details when I’m still flying high overhead.
My partners in Purple Ink Writers provide constant friendship and support. I am profoundly grateful to have found these women and I only hope I provide even half as much encouragement to them as they provide to me.
Many members of Spirit Army and RSF Regulars have helped and encouraged this project over the years. You know who you are!
To my selfless beta readers, the membership of Unbreakable Spines, Critical Ink, and Scribophile – thank you.
And a special mention to Ice9, wherever you are, whatever you’re doing. Thank you, you mouthy, arrogant, bastard.