Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Giving Thanks!

 

It's Thanksgiving week in the US and we're cleaning, shopping, baking, and cooking up a big feast. I wouldn't mind having those turkey cookies! ;-)

And I thought it was a perfect time to take stock and list a few things I'm grateful for.
  • I'm thankful for the CompuServe Books and Writers Forum and most especially for the Writers Exercises folder. I've learned all I know about craft there. Thanks, y'all. You're the best. You've helped me from my first struggling scenes to a nearly finished rough draft.
  • I'm thankful for the Women's Fiction Writers Association and all the support, resources, and friendship that finding a genre home provides.
  • I'm thankful for a few very discerning Beta Readers who helped me see that FRIENDLY FIRE Part 1 was sorely lacking in tension. Thanks John, Sara, Susan, and Deniz!
  • I'm thankful that ways to provide said tension have come to me relatively quickly. This month has seen a great new aspect being added to the manuscript.
I wish for all of you a wonderful end to November and a delicious meal on turkey day!

10 comments:

  1. I am thankful for all that God has given me, even the bad stuff. It is through that I have grown and feel empathy for those around me.

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    1. Amen, Susan! The tough times are fertile soil for growth.

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  2. Thankful for your inspiration, Zan, as I plunge forward in writing! Blessings to all of you!

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    1. You're welcome! Stay warm up in N. GA, Janet!

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  3. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Will be mailing you something soon [bg]

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  4. Those cookies do look yummy. Great list of things to be thankful for! Thanks for thinking of me. I'm grateful for you too!

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    1. You're welcome, Sara! Believe me, all of my betas opened my eyes to the being too kind to your characters problem. My buddy the psychologist said, "That girl is too good to be true. She has PTSD and you haven't shown it." LOL! She's right!

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