At least for those readers in the USA. For the rest of you, happy Friday!
Even if you're in a country that doesn't celebrate Thanksgiving on the fourth Thursday of November, it's still a good time to think about what you're thankful for. Actually, any time of year will do for that. It's always good to be thankful, and a lot of us probably have more in our lives to give thanks for than we realize.
This year, I'm very thankful for all the great things that have happened in my writing life in the past couple years. I've met some wonderful publishers, editors, and other authors who have given me encouragement and support. I've met readers who, to my amazement, actually like my books! Well, maybe not amazement, but it's definitely a high when someone tells me they like something I've written. I get all happy every time I hear it.
I'm thankful for my books that have been published and the ones that are under contract. My 2012 schedule is filling out pretty well at this point, and it's looking like my readers are going to have a few things to look forward to.
I'm thankful for my family most of all. Both of my daughters, who are teenagers (and that makes me feel old...) are proud of my writing and my books. Of course my older one acts like I embarrass her sometimes when I talk about my writing to people, but then she turns around and brags about me when I'm not there. My younger one says she never gets embarrassed. My husband is very supportive and the voice of reason about my writing, and also brags about me when I'm not around.
So I have a lot to be thankful for this year. I hope you do too!