It’s time to focus on thankfulness.
As a writer, I’m thankful for so many things.
- A supportive spouse who is my walking research resource and also happens to be the best critique partner, plotting budding, and editor ever.
- Writing friends who support, cheer, and listen to my rants.
- Non-writing friends who ask how’s my writing is going and accept that deadlines can interfere with get-togethers.
- Family members who let me talk about my characters as if they are real and always answer my wild questions.
- The imaginary friends and their voices in my head. Without them, I couldn’t do what I do.
Then there are the uniquely writerly things
- I get to work in pajamas.
- I always have a blank page to start fresh.
- Life is filled with funny stories, daily struggles, and multitudes of blessings, so there’s always be something to write about.
- My first-try draft doesn’t have to be perfect. Think about it. Professionals like doctors and dentists can’t say that.
- Edits and revisions do, in fact, eventually end.
- My Google searches haven’t gotten me arrested…yet. (I’m probably on watchlists, but so far no one’s come after me.)
- I can escape into other worlds – ones I create, and the ones other authors have created for us to read.
- Reviews! Even one or two-star reviews mean a reader’s read the book.
So many blessings in my writer world. What’s in your world that makes you feel thankful this Thanksgiving?