Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

I've been pretty busy lately and have pumped out about a hundred pages for the new novel. I know that's not a great excuse to ditch the internet entirely for a week (one must Tweet and blog, etc.), but it's the only one I've got. I think this is time of year where we all need to slow down a little, think about our lives, and (obviously) give thanks. I'm sure we can all amass a list of things of things for which we are grateful. Here's mine:

1) My family. It's a cliche, yes, but I don't know what I would do without the support of my family. I know I a will always have people I can turn to when I'm in trouble or when I need advice. I know that they will always love me and all of my eccentricities, when there aren't many people who will.

2) My home. I really love where I live. I like coming home after work. I love the comfort of being around my own things. I'm so lucky to live in beautiful California.

3) Creativity. Every single person is creative. I always joke that I am artistically challenged. It is frustrating that I am surrounded by people who can visualize a painting, sculpture, or bookcase and make it. I have my writing, though. I am at my calmest when I am writing and I see the same with those around me who play music or knit or build. It doesn't matter what our talents are, they are all a gift to us all.

Now, it's your turn. Take a little time and give thanks. 


  1. Hello Olene, this is Melvinator McGee. I really missed your posts while you were busy whipping out those one hundred pages, and hope one day you'll let me read your book since you seem such a talented writer. Like you there are many things I am grateful for, like my family, having a job I love, and having time to enjoy my hobbies like beading, writing, and reading in my leisure. Look forward to hearing your next post, and Happy Thanksgiving.

  2. Congratulations on the novel progress! It's always so encouraging to see our visions moving forward.

    Right now, I'm thankful to be back in my childhood home, surrounded by my family, filling the house with delicious smells as the snow falls outside. Couldn't ask for a better day-before-Thanksgiving!