Wednesday, November 27, 2013

A Writer's Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving always makes me feel lucky. Even if I have a tendency to stress over the stuffing, the seating arrangements and the lumps in the gravy, I love this fantastic holiday. It encompasses all of my favorites: family, friends, food and fun.  Every year, before we sit at the table, our family gives thanks for the blessings in our lives. So I thought we should do the same here at MB4, because we are also a family—a family of writers. 

So, in the spirit of the holiday and beginning with the obvious, I'm grateful for:

My family and friends, who support me and my writing with love, patience, grace and enthusiasm. Without them, even writing loses its meaning.

The craft of writing, gift, blessing, curse and obsession.  I'm thankful for every word, sentence, paragraph and chapter; for every story, novel and series; for every idea, image and dream; for the pure joy of writing.

My writer friends, whose flames light my way and brighten my nights.

The editors who help me become a better writer and who care enough to point out the obvious as well as the obscure.

The publishers who invest in our work and the talented teams that bring our books to market, including the cover artists, book designers, proof readers, line editors, support staff and everybody who contributes to the creation of something as unique and special as a book. Thank you for being part of our stories.

Those who help us promote our work: agents, public relations specialists and those fantastic bloggers and reviewers who showcase our books.

Finally, I'm especially thankful for my readers, for their encouragement, enthusiasm and praise. They are the reason why authors like me keep writing.

On behalf of all of us here at MB4, have a wonderful holiday!


P.S: What are you thankful for?

4 comments:

Kim Smith said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Dora!

Aaron Lazar said...

I'm thankful for this wonderful article you "gifted" us with today, Dora. Thank you so much for coming to MB4 and for sharing your lovely spirit and wise words. Hugs all around, to Kim, Dora, Marta, Sonya, and anyone else who loves MB4!!

Sonya said...

Happy Thanksgiving, y'all! :-)

Dora Machado said...

Thank you all!