I can’t believe November is over. It was fast for me. While you read the thankful posts, I cranked out over 13K for my rough draft, To Be Determined and revised a chapter or two with Untangled. Oh, and then there was the wrist pain I didn’t count on. So far they think that’s tendinitis. See? With things like that, the month goes fast.
And if you’re like me, when the days fly by, sometimes we miss things. I thought I’d share links to each thankful post that published. I heard great feedback from many of you on these, but I’d love for you to take the time to leave comments. I’ll make sure each guest blogger receives the kind comments you post.
And, as a bonus, you can read Susan Aken and Jennifer Slattery’s posts on why they are thankful. Those will be available in December.
As October winds down, I admit, it’s hard for me to get excited. I’m a visual person and October is always a stand out. The bright leaves and beautiful harvest colors are the antidote to colder weather. November is tough for me. Where I live isn’t known for sunlight. November is one of the hardest months that way and it can take a toll.
November also is a kickoff for the holiday season. Each year it feels more about shopping and less about Jesus. Family. Traditions. Things I don’t want to take for granted.
A few years ago I started a thankful series for November. It was my plan to use my own blessings each day to make me intentional about thankfulness, and also fill my blog for the blog every day in November challenge. People started asking if they could submit their thanks, and then I started the write a novel in a month challenge through NaNoWriMo. So to cover my blog while I was writing a novel, I used guest bloggers and their thankful posts.
The tradition continues.
During November I’ll be working on my first draft for my third contemporary romance set in the Adirondack Mountains. To Be Determined is Trish Maxwell’s story, and although I doubt I’ll hit 50k, I’m excited to get started.
While I’m doing that, you are going to be blessed with the caliber of posts on thankfulness that have come in.
They have come in from executives, grandparents, authors, a chef, and sisters, to name a few. They have come from all over the USA, England and Canada. They are diverse in why they are thankful, yet I was able to relate to each one. I think you will, too.
Do me a favor? This series is too special to keep to ourselves. I’d love for you to spread the word, not to boost my numbers, but to encourage someone hurting. In need of a pick up. A little hope. Subscribing is the best option, because then it goes right to your mailbox. If you’re on other forms of social media–Twitter, Pinterest, G+, Instagram, share away. You never know who needs that uplifting post to make all the difference.
I can’t wait to hear what you think.
And friends, I’m thankful for you.