Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Giving Thanks

Since we're in the middle of the holiday trifecta (TG, Xmas, and NYE), I want to take a moment to give thanks for all that I have received this year.

I'm thankful for my family, my wife, Jenny, and our son, Logan. I never thought life could be so rewarding, but every day is better than the last.

I'm thankful for our extended family; our parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, and cousins. So many have volunteered their time and energy to help us as new parents. It's marvelous to witness how Logan has brought our entire family closer together.

I'm thankful for Lou Anders and Pyr Books for giving me an opportunity to share my writing with the world. One of my main New Years wishes is to make them very glad they chose me. I'm also grateful to all the other publishers who have taken on the book, and to all those who jump on the Shadow-Train in the coming year.

I'm thankful to my agent, Eddie Schneider, and his (professional) partner, Joshua Bilmes, at JABberwocky for taking in a poor wretch like me. Likewise, I aim to prove myself a wise investment of their time and talents.

I'm thankful for our friends, for their love and support. They make our lives richer.

I wish all of you a safe and merry holiday season, and a wonderful new year.


Jenny said...

I second everything you just said, darlin'. We've had a pretty remarkable year and a half, with life-changing events like Logan's birth and your book deal. I couldn't be happier and am so proud of you! :)

J.M. Martin said...

Your wife's comments make me smile. My wife and I have done the whole kids thing recently (a three-year-old and a 10-month old), but I can't wait for her congrats someday on my own book deal.

Well done, good sir! And to you, as well, m'lady!