So a happy Thanksgiving (to all of you who celebrate such a holiday, and if not, happy Thursday!) I thought today, as something apropos of the holiday as well as cliche, I would take a moment to talk about what I'm thankful for. But this is a blog about my novel, so I need to work that in somehow. So... buckle up.
I've very thankful for my wife, Elizabeth. She's been a great help with this book since I started it. It was my mother who insisted I focus on this, but it was my wife who kicked my butt daily to make sure it got finished. It was her who was my cheerleader and first beta reader. Now, I'm more than certain she's biased toward my work, but that aside, she's been invaluable to me in the creation of The Paladin and all the works associated with it.
Now that I'm out of Las Vegas, I'm only working part time (barely that) to help shore up our expenses. My wife, of her own volition, has taken up the mantle of breadwinner and earns the bulk of our income, allowing me to focus my time on this novel. I owe her a lot for that.
I want to thank my friends that have volunteered to look over the novel. Whether it was one page or the entire manuscript, I'm thankful to have people in my life that are willing to help me out and read some of my stuff.
So what are you thankful for? I'm sure there's something.
Be Excellent to Each Other.
Keep your eyes open for my debut novel, The Paladin.