About two years ago, Davin wrote this post about thanking people. I have been lazy about thanking writers whose work I admire, but I began turning the tide of my laziness this morning. I wrote a short email to an author whose debut novel I really enjoyed, just to thank her for writing the book and to say I hope she writes more and that her career goes well for her. Possibly it's a geeky, weird thing to do, but possibly not. I have no idea.
Anyway, you (yes, you) should take ten minutes and write an email (or a real letter on paper, which would be far less lazy than an email) to a living writer whose books have meant something to you. Just to say thanks. Saying thanks is cool.