This is the day to count our blessings, and mine are many. Besides those that involve family and friends, I have many things to be thankful for in my writing world.
I have connected with so many people because of my writing. They are ones whom I probably would never have met if I hadn't started writing, and I'm richer for having met them. Many are now close friends.
My writing has brought me knowledge of an industry that I knew little about in my non-writing, only-reader, days.
Writing has given me great joy and confidence in myself.
I've become a public speaker and a TV program guest since I started writing.
I've learned to read with greater appreciation for what the writer did to gain publication of a book.
Writing has taught me how to accept disappointment and move on.
I wish all my American readers a very Happy Thanksgiving.