I’d like to thank the Academy, all the regular people, my sixth grade teacher, the Creator, my soul mate, whoever invented the internet… When I write the dedication for a book, the last thing I want to sound like is an award recipient who needs to be cut off by the musical ‘hook’ due to nonsensical rambling!!
There’s also the issue of being repetitive – I have a relatively small circle of friends and family. My hubby is more than content with the number of shout outs he’s received. Certain people have actually turned down the opportunity to be a dedicatee!?!! One of my books has no dedication due to the fact that writing it was delaying the project, and I’ve even dedicated one to myself!
I kind of like the ones with code; initials, abbreviations, inside jokes or references nobody understands, but I can’t do that too often or readers will just think I’m crazy.
For my daughter, who suggested I blog about writing dedications.
Have a wonderful weekend!