Thursday, November 7, 2013
A Special Birthday by Terry Burns
The kids are giving Saundra a special birthday Saturday. Actually it isn't her birthday, that's not for a month yet but they determined it was when everybody could get together the easiest so pretty much everybody will be there.
Why is it special? I'll just say she is hitting a milestone and let it go at that although I
will tell you that we went steady in high school, and people nearly always guess her to be 10-15 years younger than she is. In fact I have a picture of us in high school.
Writing can be a very solitary process and very often our families just don't really "get it." They think it is just that cute thing we do and they are happy that we have a hobby we enjoy. Sometimes it takes a substantial amount of success before they realize it really is something we are pursuing seriously.
Saundra is my biggest supporter and makes it possible for me to do what I do, both as a writer and as an agent. When mother was alive she was a strong supporter as well and is the conduit that I got my gift for story-telling through. I haven't had to battle the lack of support that plagues many authors. They've been there for me.
That's what is on my mind as I hope you will join me in wishing her an early HAPPY BIRTHDAY. I love you, sweetheart!