Kate: dearheart, I don’t know how I can express my appreciation in just a few words, so please bear with me. You’ve been so supportive and such an encouragement and inspiration. I’ve read your book, cried on your shoulder, begged you to continue supporting – and *you* never gave up! If that’s not the true definition of a friend, I don’t know what is. You are every much in my heart as even my closest friends here in Tennessee. I wish I could meet you, talk with you, and give you a big hug!
More than anything, right now, I want to return the support by helping you in any way I can: re-reading your work, helping you to edit, putting you on my bookcase.
The limitation imposed on us by the five shelf spaces has forced me to come up with some kind of ‘backing plan’ as I’ve more than 100 books I want to put on my bookshelf. Each of the books I want to support will be climbing the ranks at different times.
In my quest for the desk, I found that I was able to climb the ranks pretty much by working hard doing reviews……until……until I reached rank # 34. Then I ran into a wall of cement and no matter how many 15 hour days I put into doing reviews, I could not gain a single rank.
After reaching these upper level ranks (and my waterloo was 34), all that will help you increase your rank is the loyal, consistent support of backers. So that’s where I decided to come into the picture. I think the rise in the ranks of each of the books I want to back will stagger enough that I can carry you on my bookshelf from the rank of 34 all the way to the desk.
I’ve maintained a record of all of my backers as well as the books I want to put on my shelf, but I’ll still need your help.
CAPS: IN ORDER TO PUT YOUR BOOK ON MY SHELF AS I’D LIKE TO DO, PLEASE, PLEASE SEND ME A MESSAGE REMINDING ME WHEN IT REACHES THE RANK OF 34!
Now, I may have an occasional conflict. It might be that more than five of you reach the rank of 34 simultaneously. I don’t think this will happ