The business of writing books can be discouraging, and there are times when you may feel like there’s little to be thankful for. However, there are blessings and silver linings in every situation, and the more we express gratitude for them, the happier we will be. With that in mind, here are ten things that any author can be grateful for regardless of sales numbers.
1. Friends that ask how your writing is doing, and then listen with interest.
2. That Zen-like moment when the story is unfolding in front of you and your only job is recording what you see.
3. Getting that surge of inspiration after a long bout of writer’s block.
4. The sense of accomplishment that comes from seeing a formerly blank page now filled with your words.
5. Family members that believe in you, even when you don’t believe in yourself.
6. Getting a letter telling you how your story inspired someone.
7. The heft of a printed book that holds a story that was born in your imagination.
8. Catching a stranger reading your book.
9. Reading a book you published years ago and realizing that you’re a pretty darn good writer.
10. Every day, hour, and moment that you get to spend practicing your craft.
What are some more things that any author can be grateful for? Leave your ideas in the comments!
A big shout-out to the wonderful members of my Writers Community:
Christine Herbert, Michele Cacano, Elony, Jessica Mormon, Naltath, and Jo Sal.
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