Today, I'm grateful to my critique partners for taking time out of their already busy lives to read my writing so that they can help me make it better. A couple of days ago, I got a critique back from a friend who has a baby due on Saturday. Discussing your story with people who've read it is one of the best parts of writing.
I'm also grateful when they trust me to do the same. The most exciting novel I've read this year hasn't been published. Yet.
And I'm grateful for their patience when I send them enthusiastic e-mails about the pages I'm attaching and then don't attach the pages. Or I do attach the pages, but think I didn't, so I attach them to a new e-mail. Um, yeah. Sleep is NOT over-rated, and neither are great friends.
If you'd like to read a great post on getting the most out of critiques, I just found this one.
What are you grateful for today?