For those of you in the U.S., today is the day we celebrate our forefathers coming across the Atlantic to star in D.B. Jackson’s novels and eat turkey. Or it’s the day where you try to get out of washing the dishes to watch football. Or maybe it’s the day that you still have to sit at the “kids’ table” even though you’re forty.
But anyway, for those of us in the US, this is Thanksgiving, a day when we take a minute to rest, look around at the carnage we just unleashed upon our diets, and give thanks for the stuff we have. So I’m going to take a minute and talk about things I’m thankful for this holiday season, and give you a couple of chances to make things thankful for other folks while you’re at it.
1) I’m thankful to be over bronchitis, which laid me low all of last week. I was sick as a dog, and it sucked, and while I still have a cough, which I expect to have for a while yet, I’m over the worst of it and feel much better.
2) I’m thankful to have new books coming out and new stuff under contract, so I’ll keep my nose to the grindstone. Big Bad 2 is still open for submissions, go to my site to check out all that info. Capes & Clockwork is a superhero steampunk anthology that will come out in the very first part of 2014 with one of my Bubba stories in it. And of course, it’s time to get cranking on Book 5 of The Black Knight Chronicles.
3) I’m thankful to have been asked to participate in Writers for Relief, Vol. 3, alongside such greats in our field as Kevin J. Anderson, Todd McAffrey, Ben Bova, Eugie Foster and others. All proceeds from the sale of the book will be divided between those affected by the Oklahoma tornados last summer and the massive typhoon that just struck the Phillipines.
4) I’m thankful for my readers, and my writing support network, both here on MW and in real life in Charlotte. You guys are awesome!
What are y’all thankful for this holiday season?