Today, I am not thankful for sub-zero temperatures that forced me to scrape the INSIDE of my car windshield this morning as soon as I breathed out. What’s up with that?
I am thankful for the following:
- Everything I learned being a panelist for the Cybils this year for MG fiction. I’ll blog about this soon. (By the way, they’re running a trivia contest at the Cybils site that you ought to check out. You can win a pop-up version of The Chronicles of Narnia!)
- Julie Berry, the writer friend and crit buddy who will not let me get away with including a preachy, overstated paragraph about peace in my Champlain manuscript, no matter how many different places I try to sneak it in. She’s always nice about it, too.
- The fact that I’m done with my revisions for Champlain & the Silent One (as soon as I remove that one preachy, overstated paragraph from the Author’s Note)
- A writing retreat in my near future. This year, I’ll be attending Kindling Words for the first time. I’ve heard amazing things about this retreat, and I’m so excited I can hardly stand it. (Okay…the truth is I’m also nervous, since I’m going by myself and won’t know a soul there, as far as I know.) But mostly, I’m looking forward to a late January weekend of quiet writing and conversations about craft