An open Thank You letter to ALL-January Gray

selfportraitAs many of you know, I started Book Reviewing, not realizing the time and work involved…or at least forgetting I have a life outside of books. (that part makes me sad sometimes. 😉 )

I played catch up today and am now at a comfortable breathing level.

I still have a lot to do, but I can now see over my stack of books and have a Kindle less heavy.

I want to thank you Authors for your patience.

I want to thank you and my Blog followers for your understanding.

I have received many kind messages and much support this past week and it made me remember I have an audience. I actually have people who FOLLOW and are interested.

I had forgotten this.

I have a part-time day job and I do freelance writing from time to time, and I have hobbies and adult responsibilities.

In a perfect world, I could read, review and promote all day every day.

I am finding my balance and learning not to take on more than I can handle.

So thank you for your forgiveness for those I completely dropped the ball on.

Thank you for being part of my team. For lifting me up when I am down and for understanding I am human and doing my best.

Your support is greatly appreciated. This letter isn’t enough to explain the depth of my appreciation.

So, let’s do this.

Let’s get your books out there and climb the mountains and take this journey together.

Some days I still may need you to pick me up, but I promise I will carry you on my end as much as I can.


January Gray

11 Comments (+add yours?)

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  2. Diana J Febry (@mariamallon1)
    Jun 02, 2015 @ 15:00:22

    As an Indie author I love all reviewers. You are providing a fantastic service on a voluntary basis so don’t feel you have to apologise. PS at the moment I have over 300 unread books on my kindle – whoops how did that happen.



  3. PJ LaRue
    Jun 02, 2015 @ 09:56:10

    Your letter hit on an issue many people face and your sincerity in the letter was touching. We do appreciate you and your honesty.

    Keep working on that balance, because it is a challenge that you may face more than once. Just remember, it is okay to say no. Your family and your health are more important than your blog.

    Liked by 1 person


  4. ladymeritaten
    Jun 02, 2015 @ 04:02:01

    Life and fun balance is super hard to maintain. I am not a writer but my job tires me out enough where I need the respite of the Internet and my blog. I do my best.

    Liked by 1 person


  5. Kaye Kelly (@kayekellyauthor)
    Jun 01, 2015 @ 20:46:51

    So pleased you’ve managed to find a work/life balance (though your work schedule still sounds pretty gigantic to me). Thanks for the lovely letter, much appreciated.

    Liked by 1 person


  6. Lucinda E Clarke
    Jun 01, 2015 @ 20:25:51

    I know exactly how you feel. What a lovely letter 🙂

    Liked by 1 person


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