Monday, November 2, 2009
Today I'm Thankful For....
And it got me thinking about what things specific to my writing I am thankful for. First and foremost in my mind - crit buddies.
I don't know where I'd be without mine. My critique partners are quite simply some of the most awesome people I have ever met. Not only do they give up their time to go through my books, but they care about me enough to be brutally honest when necessary. They shred my manuscripts and then help me pick up the pieces.
They are always around to support me and brainstorm with me. They hold my hand while I query, console me when the going gets rough, and party with me when good things happen. They read revision after revision and are patient with me when I just don't get it. They don't give up on me and don't let me give up on myself.
They are sheer awesomeness and my life would be bleak without them.
So, my wonderful crit buddies, I just want to tell you how thankful I am for each and every one of you. I wouldn't be able to navigate through this crazy writing world without you :)