Thanksgiving week. All around the blogosphere, Americans and Ex-Pats are on the "I'm thankful for…" blogging horse.
It sounds so awful to say it that way.
I've enjoyed a number of posts, and there most definitely is a lot of things and people I am - truly - thankful for.
I just feel overstimulated and overrun with thanks. It feels like I'll just be shouting from my tiny little blog into the din of an arena concert where my heartfelt song will be drowned out and blended into an unintelligible roar. Lost in a sea of sentiment, a drop indistinguishable from the overwhelming wave.
That doesn’t mean my gratitude is any less.
But I do make an effort to thank people in turn, throughout my blog. Dear friends, favorite businesses, generous donors to the rescue, helpful colleagues… etc.
And I will thank you all in turn.
And I remember more of you than you may realize in my thoughts and prayers.
As a diversion, here are some of the things my characters are thankful for. I'd say there were some spoilers but at the speed of my attempts at just finding an agent, you will likely forget them by the time of publication.
Or an editor will make some changes.
As of now:
Heather is thankful that herself, her friend, her best friend, and her brother are not killed by the kelpie.
Alec is thankful for his friends' and Shepherd's support that prevents him from being damned to Hell.
Joe is thankful to be not only alive, but not a vampire.
Thomas is thankful to have met and assisted Dr. Balland - er - Katherine.
Katherine is thankful for the android, Thomas, who has helped her rescue her kidnapped daughter, and that she can now hug her daughter in person.
Kyra and Marne are thankful to be alive and not to have accidentally killed anyone.
Aurelio is thankful… that he has enough patience to not kill Sophia.
Sophia is thankful that she is not in Hell.
Cameron is thankful for a reunion - no matter how bittersweet.
… and those are all the characters I'm grateful to have worked with so far this year, and for whom I'm grateful to share my life. No matter how demanding they can be sometimes.
Thank you for reading my post!