Well, tomorrow is Thanksgiving here in the U.S., so it seems like a good time to think about all the things I have to be thankful for. Hard as things are sometimes, I realize I could go on and on, so I’ll confine myself to my writing.
I’m thankful for the critique partners that have helped and are helping me to hone my craft and make my stories better with every one I write.
I’m thankful for online writers’ groups that make it possible for me to connect with those critique partners and to learn and share information about the writing and publishing process.
I’m thankful for all the agents, industry professionals, and published authors who take the time to blog or podcast or tweet to share their knowledge with those of us still struggling.
I’m thankful for the incredible research potential of the internet which made writing my current WIP, an alternate history, possible and even reasonably easy.
I’m thankful to be writing in an interesting time with all of the new options available to authors.
I’m thankful for eveyone who has read my stories, but especially for the ones who’ve taken time to review them.
And, last, I’m thankful that last night I finished the second draft of THE BARD’S GIFT. It’s not done yet, but it’s closer than it was when I typed “The End” at the bottom of the first draft.