Today at Writers In The Storm we’re giving thanks for the “writerly” things that help us put words on the page. We're also opening the door for our readers! Share your gratitude for things large and small down in the comments.
I’m grateful for the usual suspects: the people who love me and my health. In addition, I’m grateful I "failed" at being a kitty foster mother by adopting the mother of the little family I sheltered for five weeks. Bella is learning how to be a beloved indoor cat.
My deepest appreciation this year, however, must go to everyone here at Writers in the Storm for supporting me through one of the hardest years I’ve had in recent memory. I must state how grateful I am to Laura, in particular, for listening, crying with me, and being the quintessential cheerleader to keep flaming my writing embers into sparks. She reflected my writing dream to me when I was in danger of quitting because life seemed too hard to enjoy my writing.
I am so grateful that I am now able to write again, and that soon I’ll be with Laura on a cruise ship along with Margie Lawson and other very talented writers. Luckiest girl in the whole U.S.A!
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I’m giving thanks today that I survived these last few weeks of crazy work schedules, NaNoWriMo and a bout with sciatica. *shudders*. I'm also grateful that I'm surrounded by so much talent, creativity and competence here at WITS. I am continually blown away by all the talent hanging out here, and so full of gratitude for all the valuable writing advice shared by our contributors.
On another front, I'm delighted to have all my gluten free supplies waiting to be cooked for tomorrow’s Thanksgiving feast.
Happy Thankgiving, everyone!!
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I'm grateful for choice. As authors, we have more choices than ever.
I've been New York published for 7 books. I have a women's fiction novel under consideration with another. And I'm self pubbing my first novel within the next month or so.
I know it's tough to break out and sell a ton of books. But we have more avenues to do that than ever . . . I think it's the golden era for authors!
I'm taking a moment to be thankful for choice.
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This year I’m thankful for writing. Seriously. It’s been a very tumultuous year personally, and writing has been my therapy and my escape. I think through my fingers, so for me, writing has to happen. I don’t journal. I write fiction. I put my characters through whatever problems they need to go through and I help them sort through the issues in their lives. Through them, I unravel my own thoughts and feelings.
When I need an escape but can’t physically get away, I can be at the stable with the click of a mouse or I can feel the effort of rock climbing as my fingers tap on the keyboard. I can take a mental vacation to the beach or around the world and still pick my kid up at school in the afternoon.
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What are you grateful for today? (You aren’t limited to one thing.) Is there a particular holiday custom you look forward to all year? What has been your biggest writing "surprise" this year?
Happy Thanksgiving to all our American friends!
Love and peace to you all this Holiday Season!
with tremendous gratitude from Writers In The Storm…