Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Giving Thanks

With Thanksgiving tomorrow here in the U.S., I'm thinking of all the things I have to be thankful for. Here's my list, not in any particular order:
  • my family
  • my friends
  • my agent
  • the writing community
  • book bloggers
  • my Spencer Hill Press family
  • my Month9Books family
  • my Swoon Romance family
  • my agency sisters
  • my YA Bound sisters
  • coffee (I couldn't function without it.)
  • the internet (for making it possible for me to connect with writers and readers all over the world)
  • good books
  • my laptops
  • music (even though I look and sound like an idiot when I sing along)
  • my editing clients
  • my health
  • everyone who has read my books
  • my blog followers
What are you thankful for?

41 comments:

  1. That's a great list, Kelly! I'm planning a similar post tomorrow. :-)

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  2. I'm thankful for all the wonderful writing companions I have met through the blogosphere, like you! Happy Thanksgiving! xxx

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    1. Happy Thanksgiving, Edith! I'm so thankful for all the people I've met in the blogging world.

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  3. I have a lot to be grateful for this year, too! And a lot of things to look forward to next year.

    The world better not end next month!

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    1. I know! If it ends before my first novel releases, I'm coming back as a zombie and doing some major damage. LOL

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  4. We all have a lot to be thankful for.

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  5. I attended diversity training at work yesterday and it made me realize how grateful I am to work with the folks I work with every day. I'm also thankful for my family, friends, and fellow writers out here who share my same passions.

    Thanks for sharing all you do!

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  6. Hey Kelly. What a nice thoughtful list. There are so many things to be thankful for everyday. I will try to summarize my list. I'm thankful for my relationship with God, my husband,my family, my friends (blogging and otherwise), my goofy cat, the blessing of creativity and getting to witness the creativity of others (be it books, movies, art or whatever).

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    1. Oh, creativity! I forgot that one. Great thinking! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  7. Wonderful list, Kelly! I'm thankful for family, friends, cat, home and all my writing communities. :)

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  8. Thankful I found you on this huge, strange thing called the internet--I am always inspired when I visit your blog--and thankful we will grow together as writers in the future!

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    1. I'm grateful I found you, too, Kiersi! :)

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  9. You are blessed...but aren't we all. :)

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  10. Kelly, we are on the same wavelength! I did a post similar to this today as well. Hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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    1. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, too, Karen!

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  11. I like all your bullet points to be thankful for, especially the COFFEE one.

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  12. Can't disagree with that list, though, one is intrigued by the notion of living in a country that devotes an entire extended weekend to giving thanks for all you have. Sounds nice, actually.

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    1. It is, and since I'm not big on the food, I try to focus on what I'm thankful for. :)

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  13. Hey there! New GFC follower from Book Blogs. I've heard a lot of great things about Touch Of Death and can't wait to read it someday. Nice list of things to be thankful for, it's important we remember these things. :)

    I hope you'll come check out my blog as well.
    http://kellyhashway.blogspot.com

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    1. Well that's not my link, ha ha!

      http://www.readerswonderland.com/

      Sorry bout that!

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    2. LOL, Alise. I would've just clicked on your name to find your link, but this works, too. Thanks for following and for the kind words about Touch of Death. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  14. So ok, wwe don't have Thanksgiving over here (Memorably described by lovely American Tweep as :Give thanks, then eat like a pig) but your list resonates with me. Without family, friends and writing community, our lives would be soo impoverished, so,I join you lovely guys, and say 'Thanks'.

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    1. I admit to never eating like a pig on this holiday. I'm not crazy about turkey and I don't like pumpkin pie. I like to focus on the giving thanks part of the holiday. :)

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  15. I'm grateful for everyone present in my life now. I am grateful for everyone who has ever showed me support in any way, and I am most of all grateful for having for the first time a true friend, a real one.

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  16. I am thankful for so much. We don't celebrate thanksgiving here inAustralia... I wish we did. Xx

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    1. It is a nice concept, isn't it? I like having time set aside for being thankful for all the things we have. I think people spend too much time worrying about what they don't have. We need to recognize what we do.

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  17. Family, friends, the writing community, my students, my fellow teaching community, my imagination.

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    1. Ooh, imagination, good one, Catherine. I need to add that to my list.

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  18. Good people such as yourself.. family, and of course, my love of words.

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    1. Thanks, Brenda. I hope you had a great holiday.

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  19. Wonderful list, Kelly. Besides my family, a warm house this winter, food on the table, etc, I'm glad for internet friends like you.

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  20. Quite a list, Kelly!

    I trust it was a good Thanksgiving weekend?

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