I went to my first and only conference in 2007. While there, I heard a lot about sending thank you cards.
Thank you cards? My mind stuttered over that idea. The only time I sent those were after baby showers and my wedding.
I left the conference and didn't send a thank you card to the kind authors who critiqued my sample pages or to the agent who gave me sound advice.
But the seeds had been sown. After I got my first contest results back, those seeds sprouted up and I sent thank you cards.
Now I send them all the time. To the editor who rejected me, to the judges of contests, and to the bloggers from whom I win books.
I would never have even thought of sending a thank you note if someone hadn't told me I should. Not that I wasn't thankful, I just didn't realize I should show it.
Do you send thank you cards? Who to?