For America, it’s Thanksgiving week. Whether you’re here in the U.S., or somewhere else in the world, I want to take a moment to share with you my gratitude, and to reflect on the year gone by.
I have so much to be thankful for. My family, friends, my sweet pups, the forest, and that we’re all healthy are givens. I have so much more for which I have gratitude, especially in my writing world. Here are just a few, just because…
🍂 The fact that I have a career doing the thing I love doing the most…writing!
🍂 Words! I am a vocabulary lover. We have a box of SAT words at the dinner table and quiz ourselves regularly!
🍂 Grammar. Enough said.
🍂 All the writers who came before…JRR Tolkien; Margaret Mitchell; Frances Hodgson Burnett; Homer; Orson Scott Card; CS Lewis; Jane Austin; Shakespeare; Mary Shelley; Dickens; Poe; Hemingway; Fitzgerald; Steinbeck; Robert Louis Stevenson… I could go on and on!
🍂 And the poets, especially Robert Frost, because like him, I took the road less traveled.
🍂 All the stories yet to be told, simmering in writer’s minds.
🍂 All the words yet to be written, that will make up those stories.
🍂 Art and how it influences my writing.
🍂 And you, lovely readers. I am SO thankful for each and every one of you.
Wishing you all a wonderful week full of hope and gratitude, and good books.