There are many people and resources that I am so thankful for that make my writing life so much easier.
My talent-I am so thankful I am blessed with the talent to write. I absolutely love what I do. When I write I feel like I am doing exactly what I was born to do. I couldn’t imagine doing anything else with my life.
Living in a digital age-We use the internet all the time and don’t even think about it, but I’m so thankful I live in a digital age. It makes it is so easy to write and publish a book and there are so many resources out there to help on the journey. Sometimes it can be a little overwhelming, but I wouldn’t have it any other way and it definitely beats the alternative.
Grammarly-I use the free version of Grammarly and I love it. It helps correct the mistakes I don’t see or totally miss and makes my writing much more polished.
SelfPubBookCovers-I have bought six book covers from this website. My covers for Lithium Dreams And Melancholy Sunrise, The Safety of Objects, and Shadow Of Soul have all came from this site. It has tons of choices, is easy to use, and is cost effective. I love it and think the cover artists are very talented.
My Illustrator-Jeanine Henning is the illustrator that did the cover and illustrations for Don’t Eat Your Boogers (You’ll Turn Green) as well as my upcoming children’s book, Brock’s Bad Temper (And The Time Machine). I’m so thankful that I found her because she is super talented, professional, and always fun to work with. You can find her over at JeanineHenning.com
My Interior Formatter-Maureen Cutajar is the talented lady behind GoPublished.com and always makes the interior layout of my books look fabulous. I’m very thankful I found her because formatting my own books is rather daunting to me.
My Local Author Friends-I’m so thankful for my local author friends and love seeing them at events and keeping in touch online. Knowing you have someone who lives close by who is in the same boat can be very comforting. It’s always nice to share resources and bounce things off of each other.
Independent Bookstores-I love independent bookstores and how they value local authors. They are key to helping us get exposure locally.
Author Events-I’m thankful to live in an area where local independent bookstores value local authors. Many of the stores in my area have author events at least twice a year and some have open mic nights once a month for local authors to showcase their work. They are an amazing resource and I don’t know what I would do without them.
My online author friends-I’m thankful for my online author friends as well and being able to get feedback and share resources as well as building friendships.
Writer’s Digest-I love getting this magazine bi-monthly and keeping up on the latest in the writing industry.
My family and friends who support my dream-I’m not talking just monetarily. It’s great having people around that get excited when a new book comes out and that come to see me at local author events.
What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?