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11/23/09

Some Thanks to Give...



As Thanksgiving nears, it's time for the Potatoes to take stock of all the writing things we are thankful for. My list is long.

1. I'm thankful that, once again, I did not quit writing, although I threaten to every year...

2. I'm thankful for my agent, my editor and their role in my latest book deal with Feiwel and Friends that will keep me writing and see my novel The Raft make it to book shelves. ( And I will be thankful at this time, next year, when that book is done and I'm hard at work on the second book of the contract. Um, so I guess I will also be thankful when I figure out what that book will be.)

3. I'm thankful that my second novel is finished, almost ready to be released. The Gardener is out in galley form after a long journey. ( And I must thank fellow potato Mark, who gave me valuable feedback on an early draft.)

4. To show my thanks, I'm holding a giveaway of a shiny new ARC of The Gardener over on my personal blog http://latteya.livejournal.com/ The release date isn't until June, 2010, so you can be among the first to read it. Go, visit, win!

5. And finally, I'm thankful for my fellow Potatoes and the wisdom they impart in every post. I constantly learn from them, it has been so fun to learn more about each individual and celebrate their various successes, and I'm just thankful we have this forum to share our writing journeys.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Stephanie

6 comments:

Edie said...

Stephanie,
Sounds as if you have a number of contracts ahead of you. Congratulations and Happy Thanksgiving!

David LaRochelle said...

I'll add an early, thanks, Stephanie: Thank YOU for starting our blog and for prodding us along when we don't know what our next topic will be. You've been a wonderful, and much needed, "mother" to this blog, and I hope you take that as a compliment!

Stephanie said...

David, I do take that as a compliment, although I've been bordering on unfit motherhood lately:)

And Edie, I think I need to get through this latest one first...

Prof. Watermelon said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Potatos!

Lauren said...

I echo David's thanks to you, Stephanie, though I will undoubtedly do it formally when I write my blog next week. But in the meantime, thank you for pulling this potato blog together!
The Gardener looks mysterious and exciting-- I cannot wait to read it!

Christy said...

Stephanie,
I posted a comment a few days ago, but evidently I did something wrong because it's not here! You are on such a roll with your YAs now! I am thankful that you have not quit. You are not allowed to even think about such a thing!