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!)