With everything going on in this world, it may be hard to stop and give thanks for the blessings and loved ones in your life. I understand that. But why else do we go on if not for those very things?
I have been blessed with a loving wife for more than 40 years, two beautiful daughters, grandkids, friends far and near, and the ability to finally do what I've always wanted to: write. I may not have the perfect life in another person's eyes but I think I'm doing very well, thank you.
It isn't enough to simply accept your life as it comes. You should appreciate it because it's the only one you're ever going to get. Take the time to look around you, not from the spirit of greed or envy but from the spirit of gratitude for what you have and who you are. There are millions of people who have little or nothing, not even their health, the most basic of blessings.
So, Happy Thanksgiving, and I hope you can appreciate all those in your life.
Enough of that.
My writing is going well. I recently received a rejection for a reprint of "No Pay, No Pass" but an acceptance for an original story. I finished and sent in the second Velvet Wasp tale and am looking forward to hearing back about stories I have submitted for Pro Se's Hercules Hathaway, Seventh Star's Tales of the Goth Gnome, Dark Oak's Dreams of Steam VI, Charon Coin's State of Horror: Tennessee, and the Interstellar Bartender anthologies. I have also started writing for a web series that will premiere in 2015. More on that as it develops.
On the editing side, things have been quiet but steady. November has been mostly dedicated to the writing side.
I continue working on several short stories for submission to different publications who have no idea I intend to inflict my work on them as yet. We shall see what they think.
That's all for now. Have a safe and happy holiday. Remember to stay low and keep your powder dry!