We moved, I lost the journal, and got out of the habit.
Until yesterday. My cute friend saw this one and bought it for me. (First entry should be: I’m grateful to have such fantastic friends).
I didn’t actually write anything down last night. I wanted to take my time, write neatly, put some thought into what I had to say. It’s the first page of my new journal, so it should be good.
Then this morning, I exchanged emails with the perfectly lovely Trisha Wolfe. We chatted about her new book, DESTINY’S FIRE* and her upcoming blog tour and contest.
I went to her website, clicked on some links, and checked out her other blog YA Bound. From there I could go to dozens of different author sites, publishing houses, twitter feeds. And it struck me that one of the things I should be grateful for is the writing community.
We’re all interconnected via social media and the writing-focused forums. We teach, cheer-on, console, critique, and support each other. We’re co-workers, confidantes, and friends.
I just love you guys!
Okay, enough cheese with the side of grateful-sauce. In all seriousness, I do feel really thankful for all the awesome people I’ve met while trying to turn writing into a profession.
*BTW: In case you were wondering about DESTINY’S FIRE, it’s a unique blend of steampunk and fantasy. Trish packed the novel full of interesting powers, swoon worthy characters, and a couple of make-out scenes hot enough to defrost my windshield. Definitely spicier than anything I’ve ever written! Check out her blog for more info and upcoming contest details.
(Note: I just picked Critter No.2 up from preschool. After witnessing a horrific tantrum, I realized how grateful I am for my kids. Looks like I’ve got my three entries for the day!)
I’m also thankful for the writing community. I’ve learned so much, and the support is much needed. Writing can be lonely, but to know you’re not alone, that there’s a whole network of us in the same boat makes it a little less lonely.
It’s true, the writing community is most definitely awesome. Whenever you don’t believe in yourself, you’re backed by tons of people who do. It’s so inspiring. A gratitude journal sounds like a fantastic idea, too.
I’m thankful for a certain blogger who ran a contest in July and critiqued 50 pp of my WIP. (And seems to have forgotten to mention her OWN contributions to the writing community.)
Lol. Thanks Redleg. How’s it going, btw?
PS- I gave you a couple of awards over at my blog. Stop by and pick them up!
Delightful, thanks for asking. Every day is like payday. Payday is like winning the lottery. 🙂 I’m serious, though. You really gave me a pick-me-up when I needed it.
I know someone who’s into the steampunk genre. I’ll direct them that way.