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Wednesday, November 24, 2010
A Writer's Thanksgiving
#1) I am thankful for the use of my right hand. It seems like a simple thing until you lose it. Several years ago I broke it and my right wrist. The doctor said I would be lucky to get 60% use of it back. That was unacceptable to me. I finished six months of physical therapy in two and not only got full use of my hand back, but full strength as well.
#2) I am thankful for my critique group the Scribe Sisters. A good critique group is like finding that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Such a thing is almost unobtainable it seems and yet is so worth the hunt when you do find it. If you're looking for your own you might try the wonderful writer's social network Scribblerati or Twitter.
#3) I am thankful for each and every one of my followers here on Heather's Odyssey, Twitter, Scribblerati, and Goodreads. I've made the most amazing friends in the blogging community and other writers social media sites. Before delving into them I had never imagined such a tight knit, supportive group could exist. You all give me hope!
#4) I am thankful to each and every agent and editor who has taken the time to read my query letter and submission materials. Without them searching for new talent we aspiring authors would be nowhere. If you're on the agent hunt yourself be sure to check AgentQuery. Remember to research each agent, read their blogs if they have them and check their websites.
Have a very happy Thanksgiving everyone. Tell me what you're thankful for then get back to your turkey basting, pie baking, wine tasting, or writing!