In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I wanted to give props to the things I'm thankful for. As aspiring writers, it can seem like the whole world is against us and that we'll never stand a chance to make it in the publishing biz.
Some days, I think that would be the worst thing ever.
Other days, I don't have my head up my butt.
So here goes. I am thankful for:
I will never understand people who don't enjoy reading. To me there is nothing better than getting lost in another world, another life, another person's journey. Or weaving an entire story from thin air and then looking back at it and having an I have made fire! moment.
2) The people I've met through blogging.
My crit partners are the bomb diggity, and they're not just crit partners, but friends. No one else in the world would compare getting a phone call from me to getting a phone call from a celebrity (love you, Leigh Ann), because no one else thinks I'm anywhere near that level of awesome :)
3) Agents who remember authors are only human
Twitter can be a gift or a curse. It's very discouraging to see agents put their queriers on blast for making mistakes, or writing something they think is cliche, or for not reading their minds about personal preferences that aren't mentioned in their submission guidelines. Other agents? They get it. And for those agents, I am truly grateful.
And now, some non-writing related gratitude.
I am thankful for:
~ My husband, who didn't laugh at me when I told him I was writing a book. And who has no problem with Public Displays of Affection.
~ Taking the best vacation ever this June. I feel mellower just thinking about it. Though, not gonna lie, I'd rather relive it for real than in my head!
~ My nephews and niece, whose adorable faces never fail to put a smile on mine
And last - my family. I could go on forever about all the things that make them the awesomest, but you'll just have to take my word for it :)
So tell me, peeps. What are you thankful for this holiday season?