Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving Post Year 2

Since I'm the Thursday writer, I invariably get the Thanksgiving post few people in the States read. So I'm going to go brief and give you the things I'm thankful for this year . . .

-My wife. She's supportive of my writing habit, smiles, and loves me.

-My family. Same reason.

-My agent. I don't think Al enough. He is a great source of advice, help, counseling, and really believes in my work.

-Having the time to write. Without it, I wouldn't be on this blog.

-The DSD crew. A really great group of guys, with a ton of energy and an endless source of ideas.

-You, the fans. Both of Do Some Damage and my own. Really thankful there are people out there who like what we're doing.

-Just being alive. Really underrated thing to be thankful for.

What are you guys thankful for?


John McFetridge said...

Yeah, all that good stuff, but this year I feel especially thankful to have made so many friends online, and I'm going to say, this year, especially American friends.

I've spent my whole life in Canada and we're guilty of the laziest kind of smug, anti-Americanism. It's always bothered me more in Canadians than the rest of the world because we live right next door and we should know better.

We don't believe much of what the media says when it comes to most of the world, but we too easily accept the media view of America.

So, I'm thankful for American friends so I can say to smug Canadians when they make some casual, lame, anti-American remark, "Shut up, some of my best friends are American."

Joelle Charbonneau said...

I love being one of the guys:) And I, too, am thankful for the DSD gang. Thanks for asking me to join you 9 months ago.

And since we are counting our blessings, I am thankful for:

-My husband who reads my work, calls me on it when it could be better and supports me no matter what.
-My mother, son, father-in-law and other family members who keep me laughing and love me no matter what.
-My agent - who is amazing!
-My editor - who is also fabulous!
-the writing journey - it is never predictable, but it is interesting. I am thankful for every moment good or bad.

Happy Thanksgiving!