Monday, November 2, 2009

Today I'm Thankful For....

Since November is Thanksgiving month, I thought I'd focus this month's topics on the things in my writing world that I am thankful for. I am, of course, always grateful for my family and friends and the love and support they give me. But the world of writing and publishing is sort of it's own little...well, world :D

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 :)


storyqueen said...

I like your post. I probably need to reflect on what I am thankful for more often.

You are lucky to have such great crit-buddies!


ali said...

That's awesome Michelle. I feel the same way about MY crit buddies!

Great idea for November too . . . I'm looking forward to reading what you're thankful for.

Conda V. Douglas said...

Thanks for this post, Michelle, it reminded me of what a fantastic critique partner I have, Kathy of Well Placed Words.

Regina Quentin said...

Okay. I really need some critique partners. I'm glad you have some that you feel like that about.

Thanks for the post.

quillfeather said...

I love posts like this. Too often we forget about those who donate their precious time.

I have trusted only one person to read/critique my book (yet to be published). Think I may go and give him a hug :)

christine said...

I feel the EXACT same way about mine!!! Great post

ElanaJ said...

*grins* Crit buddies make the writing world more tolerable. :)