Thank you!

Before I start with this week´s “YA Highway blog carnival”, a little *Happy Dance* for Peggy Eddleman who just got a two-book deal with Random House Congrats again! (other people´s good news bring a huge grin on my face so I had to share…)

Ok now on to Road Trip WednesdayRoad Trip Wednesday is a “Blog Carnival,” where YA Highway’s contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question that begs to be answered. 

This week’s topic

What writing or publishing-related thing(s) are you most thankful for?

Stories. I am most thankful for the sad, happy, funny, emotional, dramatic, mysterious, scary stories I get to read. The ones that make me try to conceal my tears or my laughter in the train as other commuters wonder what may have trigger such reactions. The ones which helped me passed entire afternoons with a book in my hand as a child or teenager and enabled me to discover new worlds, different views. The ones that made me dream, escape, forget about time (or about my bed time – my husband keeps on telling me to just put the book down :-))…

And for the ones I now try to put myself on paper because they bring up all these emotions as well and because I hope that I, too, can bring this little twinkle in the readers´ eyes…

People. I am so very grateful for all the people supporting me in this process, especially my husband, my family, one of my best friends who takes time out of her busy schedule to read/comment when I have doubts and all the ones taking the time to read, to cheer me on, to share their experience (and YOU are part of it)

What are you thankful for?

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

16 Comments

  1. Colin says:

    I marvel at the magic that happens when words on a page transport me to another world, or into someone else’s life, and provoke thought and emotion. It really is an amazing thing both to be able to experience stories, and to write them. Good list!

  2. Robin Moran says:

    That’s a wonderful list! Especially agree with people to be thankful for. Some won’t even know it or realise how important it is for that person but they can be a huge inspiration and support in people’s lives, whether it be writing or something else.

  3. Robin says:

    Great list! I’ll second both. I’ve always loved all kinds of stories, and it means a lot to me when my family and friends take the time to give me feedback on what I have.

  4. Awww! Thanks for the shout out! I am thankful for the exact same things. Especially people! They make all the difference, and make spending so much time on those stories worthwhile. I’m very blessed to have so many amazing people in my life.

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