Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving Thursday

I'll keep this short because you should all be out there eating good food and visiting with family and/or good friends. If you're far from home, (((BIG HUG))) have a wonderful holiday! If you're home with loved ones, so am I. Don't bicker. (wink)

My (quick) Thanksgiving list goes like this:

-Above all, I'm thankful for my wonderful family and friends, good health, my home, job, living in a great location, and basically being so, so blessed.

-I'm thankful that I started writing books a little more than a year ago. Despite all the ups and downs, the excrutiating waits and the heart-breaking rejections, it's the greatest, most exciting thing I've ever done. And the most painful.

-I'm thankful that I took that advice and started blogging. This time last year I was alone against the publishing world and all that stuff in the previous bullet I was facing by myself.

To be fair, I had friends and family cheering me on, but I didn't have anyone with me in the trenches. I love my bleeps! I've learned from you, I've been entertained by you. You've encouraged me, and hopefully I've encouraged you back... Couldn't do it without you guys~

-I'm thankful for beta readers and crit partners! You guys are the best, most awesome folks. You keep me going. (((BIG HUG)))

-I'm thankful that tomorrow night, hubs and I get to sneak off and see the new Harry Potter film. (SQUEE!) And I'm thankful that I will not be participating in Black Friday madness. (Bleah!) I'm also thankful that a group of Moms and I are taking our little ladies to see Tangled on Sunday. (SQUEE again!)

Finally, I'm thankful that regardless of what happens, I live in a country where I'm free to pursue my dreams. And my wish is for everyone to have a wonderful, refreshing break, and to be surrounded by things that give you joy.

'til Monday. Got anything to add to this list? Anything you agree with? Have a great holiday~ <3

17 comments:

DEZMOND said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Leigh, have a nice holiday with the family.

Mason Canyon said...

We do some time forget there is much to be thankful for. I'm thankful I've gotten to know you, my friend. Hope you and your family have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy the movie too.

Mason
Thoughts in Progress

Vicki Rocho said...

Happiest of holiday wishes to you & your family!

Talli Roland said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Have a great day and enjoy your family time.

Old Kitty said...

Awwww what a wonderful list!!! I am thankful for stumbling into superb blogs like yours!!

I hope you have a fantastic Thanksgiving!! Take care
x

Maria McKenzie said...

That's a great list! Happy Thanksgiving:).

Rayna M. Iyer said...

And thank you, Leigh, for being a part of my life. For taking time to mail, when you feel I need that extra cheer.

Rayna M. Iyer said...

And thank you, Leigh, for being a part of my life. For taking time to mail, when you feel I need that extra cheer.

Len said...

Hi Leigh! Happy Thanksgiving! I saw you over at Talli Roland's blog and I'm now following.

Thanks for sharing us your list! :)

Will certainly be back! :)

Hart Johnson said...

*hugs to you* hope it was FABULOUS and i KNOW the HP movie was (am impressed you are married to a man not threatened by its fabulousness) Oh sure... he SAYS 'i don't like fantasy'... I know what that means *nods*

LTM said...

so much warmth--that is one of the best parts of this time of year! Good food, good friends, reflecting on all the good things and good times. :o) I was able to email most of you, but Len, welcome! Always nice to see new faces. And Rayna--my dear friend! It's a gift to share w/you and learn from you~ :o) <3

Tracy said...

I enjoyed visiting your blog and learned some tips as well.
Thank you and I hope to visit soon!

LTM said...

welcome, Tracy! So glad you're here, and I'll do my best to continue being helpful~ :o) <3

KarenG said...

I love this list! I am so with you on the blogging thing. Once I began following writer blogs and seeking out fellow writers, it was like this awesomely supportive network opened up that I never knew existed! Thanks for being part of it LTM! And I hope you get more highs in your writing journey than lows. Bleah for Black Friday as well. *double bleah*

Jen Daiker said...

I'm thankful for this post!!! How sweet are you Leigh! I love thinking about all the things I'm thankful for, the good things I've done, the great things that have come my way. It only shows me that next year will probably be even better!!

Stephen Tremp said...

I'm thankful for my family's support to write my books. Without their backing I would not be able to do any of this. They're awesome!

LTM said...

all things just keep getting better, and Stephen, you make a very good point. Without a supportive home network, it would be impossible. :o) <3