|Autumn by Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1573)|
First, I have to give a huge shout out to one of my critique partners and longtime blogging buddies. Marsha Sigman, who blogs at Marsha's Musings from time to time, signed with a literary agent last week for one of her Middle Grade novels. Marsha is now repped by Amy Tipton of the Signature Literary Agency. I am beyond thrilled for her. She's one of those people who stuck it out, writing project after project, continuing to send out queries until she got the "yes" she was looking for. Wishing you much success and happiness, my friend!!
Second, Nutschell, who blogs at The Writing Nut, is featuring me in her Wednesday Writers series this week. If you don't already follow her, you can find the post by clicking HERE.
Third, I am incredibly grateful to be feeling somewhat pain-free today. I've been dealing with some painful dental issues the past two weeks (and not done yet) that have made it almost impossible to get any serious writing done. You know that kind of pain that insists you think about it and only it until it dies? It has really opened my eyes to how much I take my health for granted when I'm feeling good, which I'm happy to say is most of the time. For those of you dealing with chronic pain or illness, I offer big hugs and heartfelt sympathy.
Also, I'm a big fan of U2, and have been for thirty years (yes I'm that old, shut up). I'm grateful they've put out a new song, the first in three years, and it doesn't suck. It's actually pretty good. It's called Ordinary Love, and it's been stuck in my brain for days now. Must share to release the ear worm. :)
Finally, I'm grateful to all of you. For friends who send emails that make me laugh, to anyone who has read pages for me and offered encouraging criticism, and for everyone who takes the time to come by this silly blog and leave a comment. I wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving. Or a wonderful Thor's Day for those outside the U.S..