I missed Thankfulness Thursday because of a few fun things–a house guest and a road trip. Yay! I drove 8.5 hours in the past two days. My little car isn’t used to this!
I am frantically trying to finish my three writing projects by April 1st. I also wanted to squeeze in Taliaschild, the sequel to Taliasman, in time for Sci Spanks this June. Phew. I guess no more arts and crafts for me. 🙂
Thank you to everyone who has sent photos and notes about your party favor bags! I’m not sure why the post is slow, but so far everyone’s bag has taken at least a day longer to arrive than I expected. I hope the last bags (except overseas and standard post) will arrive today. It’s hard to wait!
My own gifts are still under the birthday tree. 🙂 I’m opening one at a time and saving them for a special occasion. So far I’ve opened painted wooden spoons, a handmade bracelet, and a lovely card.
I’m thankful having a house guest meant my home got a good cleaning. Not top to bottom (there wasn’t time), but things look much better now. My downfall is cardboard boxes. I always think I will need them later, so I keep them. I had about ten boxes for the goody bag supplies alone, so you can see why this is an issue!
I’m thankful for all of the wonderful book reviews for Mistress on Her Knees and Ana Adored. Truly, I am lucky to have readers like you.
I’m thankful for a morning in nature with my guest yesterday. I rarely take the time to enjoy my surroundings, especially lately when I have been stressed and under deadlines. I’m debating going back today versus going to the diner to write. I must finish the first of my three projects by today. Must.
This is the second story I’ve written about an author as the protagonist, although Gia (the author) is a shy, soft-spoken erotic author rather than a brash mainstream author (Spring from Editorial Board). I’ve always wanted to write a light beach read. Angst and passion are well and good, but I want a break from the drama.
I’m finding, to my surprise, that comedy is just as hard to write as drama. *phew* It takes hard work to keep the tone light, witty, and playful. I don’t remember humor being this difficult! But I refuse to cry through the writing of “Faux Pas,” so I’ll have to remember how I used to write light.
I’m thankful I have writing projects. It’s an honor to be invited to write for all three, and despite my worries I am thrilled to be included.
Yay for writing! Yay for refreshing moments in nature.
What are you thankful for today?