posted by Aunty Cindy aka Loucinda McGary
It's that time of year again, at least here in the Northern Hemisphere. After long months of planting, tending and growing, we're now ready for the harvest. In many ways, this year may not be as bountiful as years past, but there is still much for which I am grateful.
With the recent economic woes, my 401(k) is probably closer to a 200.5 but I still have a roof over my head, clothes on my back, and food in my stomach, and thankfully the same can be said for all my friends and family. For too many people in the world this is sadly not the case, and I try to never forget how very fortunate I am in this respect.
In fact, I have even more to be grateful for this year than usual! Just last month I finally saw my long held dream of having a book on store shelves come true! I was in a book store just yesterday, and got tears in my eyes when I walked passed the "M"s and saw three copies of my book sitting there.
Moving from first sale to debut book released has been quite a learning experience and I know I still have a long way to go before I am anywhere near a publishing expert. Still, I'm very grateful and feel fortunate to have had this opportunity.
Timing is so important, not just in the publishing business but in life. I'm grateful I met my editor when I did, and that Sourcebooks decided to start the Casablanca line when they did. I'm so thankful that my Casa Sisters and I have shared our experiences together. And most of all, I'm grateful for the wonderful readers who have embraced our stories and encouraged us with their praise. They truly have made this journey worthwhile and my most sincere and grateful thanks go to them!
Please share some of the things for which you are grateful. Have you had some unexpected things or experiences in the past few months that made you grateful? Someone you would like to thank?