Thursday, November 28, 2013

What I’m Thankful For

Indoor pluming. Spanx. Health insurance. Milk chocolate Milano cookies.
The list goes on and on… and of course the love and support from my family and friends, even though that’s a given. I mean, really, how could I not be thankful? Someone should give my husband a medal. I have never seen someone so hard working, inspiring, and the best of all, he puts up with all my b.s. That’s gold, ladies.
My gorgeous daughter, who still thinks I’m funny and cool. One day she’ll be hiding from me at the mall. One day she’ll slam the door behind her, and on that day I’ll be especially thankful for Milano cookies.
My baby son. Every part of the crazy journey to get you here was worth it. You’re a hell of a writing buddy, too. Having you smile and nod at every nonsense that comes out of my mouth gives me the confidence to keep going.
I’m thankful that someone created e-readers. I mean, it was a silent revolution that’s completely changed the lives of those who dared to try it. How awesome is it to be able to download a book in less than a minute, and read it from your couch without having to drive all the way to B&N? How awesome it is to be able to read more, since the e-books are super affordable, thus also giving a lot of new authors a voice?
I’m thankful for my outstanding critique partners. Aurelia, I’m in awe of your perseverance, your enthusiasm, your commitment. You inspire me to be a better writer, to try harder, to write faster. I know I can always count on you. Hayson, my dear CP and support system… love you. Love you. Love you. Emotions pours from your writing, and your suggestions are fabulous. Michele, the plot master. The cool chick. The legend! I’ve learned so much from you, and am so glad we’ve found each other. Your resourcefulness puts me to shame. You rock.
I’m thankful for having found a home for my books at Entangled, this fantastic publisher that’s setting itself apart from others. Everyone is just so invested, and it’s such a joy to be a part of the team. They’re so open, and warm, and best of all, respectful of my voice. Priceless.
Last but certainly not least, I’m thankful for my best friends, who are really my extended family. Thanks to my good friends, and even to my frenemies – thanks to you, I (try to) diet. Thanks to my readers, and the handful of you who stop by my blog once in a while. J

Now… where’s the turkey?