I got a boost from an unexpected source yesterday, and it made all the difference. After announcing online that I had a book signing this week, someone jumped on DorothyL to say she "highly recommends" my book. Wow.
In this crazy business of rejections, century-long waits, and zillions of talented authors vying for each spot on a publisher's schedule, the boost one gets from just one person saying, "I liked this!" is critical. We must remember to tell each other when we like what we see. Sometimes it's all we get.