L.K. Madigan (lkmadigan) wrote,
L.K. Madigan

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Thankful Thursday

I am thankful for all the usual things*, of course, but also for these things:

Pie and coffee for breakfast (the most delicious pumpkin pie I’ve ever eaten, and no, I didn’t make it).

I got to sleep in this morning, instead of waking up early to bathe the half-frozen turkey. Yay, roast chicken!

Critique partners who read ugly first drafts and offer helpful feedback instead of running away screaming.

Local writer friends like Lisa Schroeder and Suzanne Young (with whom I enjoyed viewing Taylor Lautner’s torso New Moon – see Suzanne’s recap here), April Henry, Laini Taylor, Christine Fletcher, Emily Whitman, and Sara Ryan. I’m thrilled that Bridget Zinn sold her YA novel recently, and will be joining our ranks!

My book has been out in the world for almost two months now, and I think it’s doing as well as can be expected for a realistic YA boy book by a debut novelist published in economically challenging 2009. It’s not going to make any bestseller lists, but it has received some nice critical acclaim, and has even made a list or two. As Smekday’s J.Lo would say, “I am quietly proud.”

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

*A happy, healthy family … good friends … plenty of food … a warm house … music … laughter …
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