Greetings HaQ readers! This is coming to you late on a Sunday because it’s been a busy weekend and this is a Special Day. Today marks the sixth month anniversary of this blog, what I’ve been calling my Blog-i-versary. It seems fitting that it should come at the start of the week of Thanksgiving, that holiday known for food, family, and, at its roots, gratitude.
There is something wonderful about a holiday that brings people together to share a table and a meal, even if they can’t agree on onions in the gravy, or marshmallows on the sweet potatoes, or apple or pumpkin, or whether that tie is hideous, or what person should hold any particular political office. None of that matters when you grasp the warm hands on either side of you and say, in whatever way you say it, I am grateful for good and I am grateful to share it with you. Sweet beyond measure.
As a writer, I have any number of things to be grateful for: The good folks at the Office of Letters and Light who created Camp NaNoWriMo and provided me with the impetus to write a series of reflections that became this blog. The dear friends in my writing group and beyond who encouraged me to “use my outside voice” for a change. The platform at Wordpress that made the whole process accessible to the web-wary. The friends and experiences that inspire me to share something new each week and keep me reaching for more.
And most of all, I am grateful for you – for readers who show up each week to see what I’ve done; readers who leave generous comments; readers who have become part of a circle of friendship wider than I ever imagined. Grateful seems hardly big enough a word.
Sending you many, many thanks, dear readers. And wishing you a warm, wonderful Thanksgiving.
NaNoWriMo update: Day 19 – 28,060 words. Still a bit behind, but finding a rhythm. We’ll see how this week goes!
Stay tuned for more on the Here’s a Quarter blog next week! As always, your thoughts and comments are always welcome – they are moderated (I know – adulting again), so they may take a little while to appear, but I read them all and appreciate that you were here. Thank you!