The strangest things can make you thankful

It has now been just over a month since Mr. Mandy was let go from his job. The dynamics around the house have certainly changed. He’s taken over a lot of the “mom” duties. This has been a huge help. Its freed up a large portion of my time so I’m getting lots of great word count in. Also, knowing I’m now the only bread winner for a family of five is super motivating to make sure word count is done. There is no more “well the muse isn’t feeling it” or “I’m getting interrupted”. Basically, all the excuses are gone. Do or do not… there is no TRY–(thanks Yoda). Come hell or high water the word count is there which is actually helping to fuel the muse fire.

The more I find myself writing the more I WANT to be writing. Characters and ideas wake me up in the middle of the night again demanding to have their stories told. I’ve outlined countless books, lost myself in research again and typed until my hands hurt… just like the writing high I went on my first year being published.

I never thought I’d be thankful for something as horrible as a job loss, but I am. His job loss has brought us closer. It’s brought the entire family closer. It’s also helped me find my nonstop, crazed burning desire to be typing until my eyelids stick to my eyeballs again.

Thank you everyone for your words of encouragement, for being there for me and my family, for buying my books to help make sure I can keep doing what I love and that my family is provided for and most of all thanks for listening to me rant and be silly online whenever the mood strikes me.