During June, 2011, I passed 10,000 readers. That was one year and 8 months. Hip Hip Hooray! I am very excited and appreciate you. I appreciate all the spreading the word about my blog on Facebook and Twitter. It is awesome to think I started out with just one reader and worked my way up.
Thank you, God.
Thank you to my family.
Thank you to my friends.
Thank you to the people in the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators – Carolinas for reading.
Thank you to the people in the Muse Conference Board writers and illustrators for reading.
Thank you to all the children and adults I’ve met when I gave workshops and presentations.
Thank you to all the people who subscribed to my blog.
Thank you to my critique groups for encouraging me in my writing and my blogging: Wordmunchers and Savvy Wordsmiths.
Thank you to the people who educated and inspired me.
Thank you to each person who left a comment on my blog.
As a way of celebrating, I’m singing a song I made up for you: Let’s Celebrate. Click to hear me sing it: http://www.joanyedwards.com/letscelebrate.wma
Thank you for being here with me.
I love the way you talk.
I love the way you write.
You have a lovely way of greeting me.
You encourage me.
You inspire me.
You give me courage.
I’m happy and thankful you’re here with me.
Laugh, Dance, and Dream.
Draw, Color, Write.
Create, Love, Appreciate.
Song written and sung by Joan Y. Edwards. Copyright © 2011 Joan Y. Edwards
Here are other songs to help you celebrate where you are! While I was singing and playing Celebrate Good Times a bird walked along the window sill n my office enjoying the music, too. Click here to see a picture of him: http://www.joanyedwards.com/birddancing.jpg
1. Celebrate Good Times –
Words on screen while you listen to song sung by Kool and The Gang http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvX_5ym_ajI
2. YMCA -Sung by the Village People – People sing it a Hockey Games and Baseball Games. It’s a happy song.
3. If You’re Happy and You Know It
Collect all the songs that make you happy! Sing and play them often.
*During July, I’ll send you a copy of Joan’s Plot Diagram if you add a comment to the Winner of Joan’s Plot Diagram post http://wp.me/pFnvK-y4 and tell me that you’d like to receive it.
*Sign up for an email subscription from the left hand column. If you’re the 50th subscriber, you will win a choice of a free paperback copy of Flip Flap Floodle or a 1001 Ways to Market Your Books by John Kremer. Forty-one people have signed up, so far.
Never Give Up
Celebrate Where You Are
Joan Y. Edwards
Copyright © 2004-2011 Joan Y. Edwards
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