In Carolyn See's wonderful book, Making a Literary Life, she suggests write charming notes on a regular basis. There have been so many people in my literary life I am grateful to. My agent, Chip MacGregor for taking me on before I'd sold a thing, and keeping me on for years, encouraging me that I was a good writer and would eventually sell something. My publisher, Karen Watson for championing Crossing Oceans, my editor Kathy Olson for making me look good, my critique partners Ane Mulligan, Jessica Dotta and the rest of the Penwrights for growing me up... man, I could go on and on and on.
Here's a chance to write your charming little note acknowledging the wind beneath your wings. Who are you grateful to in your literary life? http://www.carolynsee.com/Books/literarylife.html