Friday, November 24, 2006

Many Thanks

I don't know where to begin. I'm thankful for so many things this year. For my husband for supporting me and being my biggest cheerleader for my writing. For Red Sage for being the first on the block to take a chance on me in a format longer than a short story. For Triskelion for seeing merit in my novels and sending me those oh so lovely contracts. I'm thankful for my ability to come up with stories--sometimes not so original--but undeniably mine. I'm thankful for my wonderful critique partners who show me my faults and help me to strengthen my writing. I'm thankful that I found the RWA and my NJ chapter along with the other chapters I'm a member of.

I can't believe this year has almost come to a close. It moves so fast when you're working to finish projects and write faster, and doing edits, and even drags while you wait for conferences, wait for your books to come out, and wait for that one call that says an agent will represent you, or an editor has offered you a multi-book deal. Yes, even with contracts and books coming out I'm still expanding my horizons and trying to publish my fantasy series. I'm still in the pursuit of an agent. And maybe...just maybe next year I'll have even more to be thankful for.



Skylar Masey said...

Keep plugging away and the agent and multi-book deal will come! But don't forget to stop and live in the moment every now and again.:0)

I can't say I've mastered the art, but I try like everyone else who's in the race to take an occassional breather. You miss too much when your life is stuck on fast forward, because you can't hit rewind if you weren't paying attention the first time. (Which sounds like the moral from CLICK with Adam Sandler:0).

Lynda K. Scott said...

Kat, great article! I think we all have things we can stop and be grateful for. And I agree with Skylar. You're a terrific writer and you'll get that multi-book deal one day.

Skylar, I don't know that anyone 'masters' the art or thinks they do :D But it's a great journey of exploration and discovery, so who really wants to 'master' it anyway? :D