Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

We all have so much to be thankful for. I am especially thankful for life and health after being in a car accident last week. I slid off a wet slick road thru someone’s yard going sideways about 50 yards, only to stop when I hit a tree. The tree is still there, and I am still here, but the car is totalled. The guy at the garage said they call it a banana when one side is so bent in like that. My Bible and several other books were on the backseat, and they flew out the side window when the glass shattered and landed several feet away on the grass. My husband said that could have been me if I hadn’t had my seatbelt on, so make sure you always wear one!

I am thankful to be a survivor, albeit with a skinned knee, bruises and sore ribs. My doctor says they might be cracked or bruised but they have to heal on their own either way. So, if you’ve ever had injured ribs, you know what I am going thru. Sitting or lying down aren’t too painful–it’s mostly the getting up and down that hurts! And the coughing and sneezing!

Sorry this is only the second time I’ve posted this month, but I do promise to do better next month. Besides the accident laying me low for a couple days, I have been furiously typing out the words for my first book contract. (See Wed., Sept. 22nd blog) I have a little over 15,000 words of the 20,000 word count for a novella. It isn’t due til Feb. 1st but I want to get it finished early, let it sit a week or two, then go back and do rewrites before sending it to my crit partners and the other three ladies writing novellas for the anthology to read thru and make suggestions. If I haven’t said this before in a blog, I believe it takes a village to write/re-write a book. That’s one of the reasons I am so thankful for ACFW and all my writing friends.

Most of all I “Give thanks with a grateful heart, give thanks to the Holy One, give thanks because He’s given Jesus Christ His Son!”

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