Since today is Thanksgiving, I thought I'd mention a few things I'm thankful for - this list is by no means complete or we'd be here for about a month. But I thought I'd list a few of the really important ones.
My family - I'm so grateful for the unconditional love, the insane bouts of laughter and the sense of peace and belonging I feel with my husband, sons, parents, siblings, aunts, uncles and cousins. I love them all.
My friends - I'm grateful for the same unconditional love, insane bouts of laughter and sense of peace and belonging with my friends. I'm so incredibly lucky to have the friends that I do.
My cats - again with the unconditional love. Also, they keep me warm while I'm writing.
My home - it may not be perfect, but we have enough to eat, a roof over our heads and if nothing else, the crazy neighbors double as book fodder.
My jobs - writing and editing have allowed me to stay home with my kids which is something I always wanted to do as a parent and I'm thrilled that I've been able to manage it.
My favorite authors - for putting out books to escape into and to inspire me to write my own.
My home state - Michigan is an amazingly beautiful place to live and I'm reminded of that every day.
My writing group - Yep - that's you people - GRRWG. I'm thankful for your friendship and support - not just to me, but to all our members, our guests and the community at large.
If you celebrate Thanksgiving, I wish you awesome food, a full belly and wonderful companionship. If you plan to brave Black Friday, I wish you safety, luck and good deals. And if you're winding down on NaNo, I wish you effortless plot.