Sorry for disappearing on you for the last five days. We were away for Thanksgiving and I couldn’t get my laptop to talk to the wireless router at the place we stayed. Hence, no posts. Of course, I didn’t try very hard to get connected; I was busy eating yummy food, hanging out with family, watching people play on the Wii, reading The Ruby Key, and even getting a few hundred words on the Captive Xenobiologist story.
However, while Thanksgiving may be over and done with, I’m not done being thankful. Here are a few things that I’m incredibly grateful for as a writer:
I’m thankful for my supportive and wonderful husband who has been cheering me on since the beginning of my serious writing journey. I’m thankful that he was willing to carry the burden of sole wage-earner so that I could stay home and write, and later, be with the kids.
I’m thankful for the my kids and for the blog and story fodder that their antics provide.
I’m thankful for the Online Writing Workshop where I learned so much from receiving and giving critiques, and met many of my writer friends. I’m thankful for the many many professional writers whose blogs, articles and workshops have been immensely valuable.
I’m thankful for my lovely and enormously talented writing buddies, especially Jo, Miqa and Jodi, all of whom have given me invaluable feedback. I’m also thankful for the writers I got to know through WordWeft.
I’m thankful that writing novels requires minimal expenses and equipment. In a pinch, a pen and note pad will do, but I am grateful for laptops, word processing software and the Internet for research and community.
What are you thankful for?