I am currently in the final pages of revisions for my current WIP and hoping to have it done within the next eight days. Unfortunately, revisions for me are ugly things, requiring time, space, and a tremendous amount of understanding from my family.
#21 Like many people, I’ve spent a good deal of time throughout my life waiting for the things I want most, knowing that they may not work out, but still hoping. And this weekend, one of the most deserving writers I know who taught me graceful waiting, got “the call” after countless years of patient perseverance and seven Golden Hearts. Congratulations, Robin! I couldn’t be happier for you!
#22 My garden because during this time of year, that’s where I do most of my writing.
#23 My family for understanding the time I spent this weekend on revisions.
#25 The amazing Heidi Betts. Not only one of my favorite authors, but one of the most supportive and encouraging women I know. I’m grateful to have her as a friend as well as a mentor.
#26 My ancient copy of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet which I’ve referenced in this manuscript. The book, now filled with scribbles, notes, and taped pages, was given to me by my favorite college Shakespeare professor.
#27 Twinings Irish Breakfast tea. Because I drink endless cups during the revision process.
#28 The garage sale my kids ran this weekend. It kept them busy, made us all a bit richer, and gave me the alone time I needed.
#29 Writing the Breakout Novel. By Donald Maas. Enough said.
#30 My writing journal. Thank goodness I keep careful notes during track meets, swim practices, and Girl Scout meetings.
#31 Since I can be as vain as I am hard-working, my final item on this week’s list has to be my dress for the Daphne Du Maurier awards party. I love it not just because it’s beautiful, but because I got it on sale with an extra coupon!
Now I’d love to know what you’re grateful for.