It's probably time to share a little writerly thankfulness. There are things in a writer's life for which our gratefulness might seem out of proportion to those on the "outside."
(You know what I mean. To those who DON'T WRITE. Or worse--who don't READ.)
So here's my list. Please share yours!
- I'm thankful for the awesome teens who took the time to read and to leave thoughtful comments on my latest WIP: Taryn, Lizzy, Constance, Sarah. Feedback and gut reactions from my target audience are SO valuable. And these gals? They went above and beyond. Truly.
- I'm thankful for the neck-deep level of editorial input my agent (and his lovely assistant) provide. I know there are 2 distinct agent camps--editorial and non. It's a personal preference for each author, as far as which is a better fit for you. And, yeah. I prefer the hands-on, rip-into-every-weak-spot approach. Because it tells me that Josh believes my work is worth his investment of time. And I don't take that lightly.
- I'm thankful for my husband. Who just planned his entire weekend around brainstorming and manuscript-wading with me. Because he believes in me, too. Even when I don't believe in myself.
- I'm thankful for Talenti sea salt caramel gelato. Which is definitely going to be a part of my weekend, too.
No sobby schmoop. Just gratefulness, plain and simple.