Virtual roses and chocolates to every author—whether you’re a famous, multi-published author or just starting your first book during NaNoWriMo.
Indulge yourself. Enjoy your day. Thank God for your talent, the joy of doing what you love, and the blessing of being able to touch the hearts and minds of readers with your words.
Updated 11/3/10: Thanks for commenter Jason for the following information:
Looks like it was started in 1929 by the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (see this answers.com page) and made official by Congress in 1949.