|My husbands amazing looking turkey|
1 - I'm thankful that I teach at CBU
It's an amazing place to be.
2 - I'm thankful for my students.
3 - I'm thankful for Blackboard.
They keep my grades in order too, and it makes it easy to keep track of grades. Blackboard, you're awesome.
And now, writing.
1 - I'm thankful for MSWord.
My writer friends are probably going -GASP- you like WORD?!?
Yes. I like Word.
I know there's a lot of people out there that praise writing programs like Scrivner (blah) or Open Office (also blah) but I like Word. It's familiar. It's easy to use. And guess what? You CAN easily make an ebook out of Word documents. There's free tutorials all over the internet to show you how.
Say what you want about other programs, but I love Word. =D
2 - I'm thankful for my amazing cover artist and fantastic editor.
|Omni being a weirdo|
I also love WHO my cover artist is. Omni helped me write the original story and create several of the original characters. Who better to have for my cover artist.
And of course, I can't forget my awesome editor.
I didn't post a picture, because I'm not sure how Mark would feel about it, but he's done so many amazing things with my story. I've done previews with several editors before and most of them made me feel somewhat uncomfortable (not the people - you guys are awesome. But the edits didn't sit well with me).
Mark's edits, however, are completely fantastic. I get GIDDY reading his suggestions and my creative wheels turn better and faster after looking at his work. My novel is going to be AMAZING because of all the stuff he's doing for me. You're awesome, Mark. =D
3 - I'm thankful for my community.
|Image courtesy of Crazy Mandi from WANA Commons|
I also have amazing friends in the writing world, including Kessie Carroll, Andrea Fingerson, and Jess E. Owen. Not to mention those on Facebook and Twitter who have been great supporters and friends as I work on writing.
So that's what I'm thankful for. Of course there's others, like my family, friends, kitties, and of course God, that kind of thing, but I think I needed something specific today. =)