- The writing group I joined this year. I've loved working with them, and feel like my writing improves more with each session. I've also gotten a lot more motivated to write and revise so I have work to share with the group.
- I've managed to publish a few pieces of both poetry and erotica this year, and even earned money from one of those. I may not have published a lot of writing, but I'm still grateful for every piece I managed to place somewhere.
- I'm thankful that I had the courage to read twice this year, once at one of the Austin Poetry Society and once at Co-Lab with the Boho Cocos. I haven't done a reading since college (in 2006!) and I'm grateful I managed to get up my confidence to do that again.
- I'm grateful for all the friends who supported me in my writing endeavors this year, and all the people who have inspired me.
November 26, 2009
It's been quite a year for me, personally and professionally. So I want to take some time today to share what I'm grateful for in my writing life.