Tuesday, November 20, 2012

My Grateful Post

I’m prone to complaining. 

There. I said it. 

If fact, I like to joke that I’m not happy unless I’m UNhappy about something. But favorite pastime aside, this has been one of those weeks when I’m sure I must be on a soap opera or maybe trapped in a YA book. It started with needing bifocals and ended with being put on high blood pressure medication. (Ok, so maybe not so much YA and more like AARP. :-) )

But as challenging as it’s all been, it’s almost Thanksgiving and I’m feeling grateful for many things. And I’d like to take a moment and celebrate a few things: 

My super talented critique partners - Andrea, Christy, Debbie, Kate, and Susan - who not only make me a better writer but a better person as well. (And who are really good listeners.) 

My agent, Marie Lamba, who always makes me feel like a rock star even though I know that’s not true.

Sites that teach me so many thing or just bring me joy. Sites like: 

Too many wonderful books to list! (Duh.) 

Editors who work tirelessly and patiently to make us look good. 

Everyone who shows up to read this blog.

That the first draft of my new book is done. (I really hate first drafts. I’m a revision kind of girl.) 

That I have a new non-fiction book coming out next year.

And I’m especially grateful for The News That Shall Not Be Shared (yet) :-) 

What or who are you thankful for this season? 


  1. Car, you're so sweet! I'm grateful we ended up together in the same writing group!

  2. I'm thankful for you too, Car! I can't wait to meet you all and I'm thankful for the chance to do that. I'm thankful for the opportunity to edit some great books this year. I'm thankful for feedback good and bad. I'm thankful for the chance and health to work at my writing and editing!

  3. Car you are so sweet! I can't wait for us all to get together. I'm incredibly grateful to you and all the girls in our group. And I'm DYING to spill your news. But I won't. I'll be good.

  4. Ooh, the news that shall not be shared? I'll be watching for it!

  5. Car, just saw this post. I'm grateful for YOU! And you are a rock star!!! Now spill that news already ;)


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