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Thanksgiving Blog Hop … day two

Thursday, 8 November 2012  |  Posted by Brenda Drake

With the craziness of NaNoWriMo this month and other writing stuff I’ve got to do, I’m taking a small break. For the days leading up to Thanksgiving, I’m going to post small snippets or pictures of things that I’m thankful for. I’ll post some small editing advices of things I’ve learned over the years. I may even announce a very exciting event coming up. Who am I kidding? I WILL announce it by the end of this week!

What is it, you ask? Agented/Published authors or industry interns are teaming up with aspiring writers to read entire manuscripts and help shine up their teammate’s pitches to present to agents in January. So get your manuscripts ready. More details this week.

My second thankful thought…

Here’s the group that will be surrounding my large Thanksgiving table. Meet the family. Without them, life would definitely be boring. I’m thankful every day for the gift of each member of our family. I am so blessed!

The hubby
Eric Anderson


Annika and Fallon
Cara and baby Stevie

My mom 
My niece and goddaughter, Kayla (aka Choir Girl and reading buddy)
 My sister Paula (Kayla’s her daughter) and family
My brother Mark and family with my niece


My dad (green sweater) and his wife with my uncle and his girlfriend

Editing tip: If you’re American, it’s toward, backward, onward, upward, downward… No “s” at the end. I’m guilty of using towards and backwards a lot. If you’re in Canada and beyond, you use the “s”. Oy!

Won’t you join me on this journey of thanksgiving? Sign up on the linky below,  post pictures or thoughts of thanks from now until Thanksgiving, hop around during the month, and get to know each other. I look forward to visiting each and every one! Start posting today or join in whenever you like.

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  • I love meeting new bloggy friends, so this should be fun:) I’m going to follow Brenda’s lead and post a thankful blessing and a writing tip. Great idea:)

  • Ellie Heller says:

    I’ll be there with bells on! Okay, maybe not bells, that would get annoying after a while, wouldn’t it? Instead I’ll just be there, with nothing on. Oh, wait, that isn’t right either!
    Let’s start again.
    Thank you for creating this blog hop, I think it’s a wonderful idea. I look forward to participating.
    When do we start? Today! Yikes, okay, off to blog. Hmmm, let’s see….

    • Brenda Drake says:

      LMAO!!! You can start whenever you want. We’re being laid back and just enjoying ourselves, getting to know each other, and reflecting on the special gifts in our lives.

  • Angela Brown says:

    Looks like a grand feast of food, joy and happiness will be happening at your place.

    And I’m so guilty of using the “s” at the end. Yikes!

  • There’s plenty I’m thankful for: my family, including the cats (see my profile picture for Romeo cameo), and the upcoming thanksgiving at my in-laws – a feast of food and vodka(the sweet tea and chocolate kinds). And I’m thankful for all the help I’ve gotten with my writing online, especially here. Thanks Brenda.

    (Maybe next time one of these comes around, I’ll have a real blog to participate with.)

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