22 November 2007

A Thankful Writer

I feel fortunate that I have many things to be thankful for, but I thought I'd jot down some things that make me thankful in my writing life:

  • I'm thankful for my gift, however limited it may be
  • I'm thankful I have the time, motivation, means and desire to use that gift
  • I'm thankful that writing is like a well, and the water I draw seems to taste sweeter each time I go back
  • I'm thankful for my computer (when it is working), most especially spell check
  • I'm thankful for the support, encouragement, inspiration, criticism, and camaraderie of my critique group
  • I'm thankful for the success of Electric Spec, and for all its great authors, artists and readers
  • I'm thankful that there is more than one agent and more than one editor out there
  • I'm thankful for all the great books I've read--and that there are so many more yet to come
  • I'm thankful for my public library, without which I would have a sorely depleted bank account and no room to walk in my house
  • I'm thankful for the (seemingly few and far between) quiet moments I have to write
  • I'm thankful that writing is a part of my life, but only a part of it

Happy Thanksgiving!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nice job, David. Your expressions of gratitude helped me think of some of my own. Thanks for the inspiration.