Tomorrow is Thanksgiving here in the United States. (Seriously how fast is this year flying by?) So I am in the mood to give some thanks myself. This has been a tough year for me in many aspects, but lately I have been focusing on seeing the positive in life and guess what? There is a lot to be thankful for!
Recently I took a new day job that suits my health and lifestyle so much better. I even just got a few more hours there which can only help my financial situation, so now I make more working less hours. And I actually like the job! I am busy while at work and then once I go home there is no stress or phone calls. I even got a little Thanksgiving bonus so score!
Our car broke down earlier this month, but we were able to still get to work on the buses and I am thankful for that. My brother helped us find someone who could fix the car and not charge too much, so we were able to get the car back. And my brother helped us out a lot while we didn't have a car. Super thankful for that.
Just a few weeks ago our dog got really sick. That vet bill really set us back, but thanks to some art sales I could handle it. And our boy is doing better so I am super thankful there.
My spouse took a big step towards their happiness this month and all went well. Thankful again.
I have some great friends and a loving family. Thankful a lot for them. I have a loving spouse and am thankful for them.
I am still writing and publishing even though this has been a rough writing year for me. Edits are going well for my upcoming Christmas novella Very Friendly Beasts. I didn't think I'd ever finish that story but I did and it will be out soon. I am so thankful for that and for my editor for pushing me to get it out despite some depression and self doubt getting in the way. This month I have been working on some horror short stories for some upcoming anthologies. Three are almost done and that makes me thankful. I am also starting work on more fantasy and sci-fi novels and hope to have many out in 2019.
And last but certainly not least, I am very thankful for my readers. Readers of this blog, of my social media, and of course of my books! I wouldn't be an author without you! Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!
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