Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Thanksgiving Blog Hop

 
 
Today, I was catching up on one of my favourite blogs - Brenda Drake.  She has this beautiful post that talks about Thanksgiving.  Now, I'm not American and we don't celebrate Thanksgiving here.  Which is a real shame, because the sentiments are wonderful.
 
So, depsite my lack of Thanksgiving experience, I am going to join in on the blog hop, where the ethos is to post the things you are thankful for in your life.  I hope you will all go to Brenda's site and join the blog hop.  Gratitude is a wonderful gift.
 
So, what is my thankful thought for today?

I am thankful for the lovely Brenda Drake, without whom I would never have found my wonderful agent.  I entered one of Brenda's competition and found the agent of my dreams.  All because one person decided she wanted to pay it forward and help other writers where she could.  Now she's passing on the gift of gratitude and spreading the word through the web.  I've never met her but already I know she is a wonderful person.
 
So, Brenda, if you're reading...today, I am thankful for you.  :)

25 comments:

  1. I'm so choked up, it took me awhile to think of what to say. Wow, you touched my heart. I'm so happy for your success. I enjoy contests and workshops. I love the community of writers who have helped me through the years and the ones who are eager to carry that sense of community on. Thank you for this! <3

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  2. You're so sweet. I'm so happy you found an agent Fiona. You deserve it. I can't wait to buy your books of the shelf... and read them, of course!

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  3. I really mean it, Brenda. What you do is wonderful for people. It's so refreshing to see in a world which can be a very selfish place.

    Thanks Lizzy - fingers cross my agent finds a deal soon! :-)

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  4. What a lovely post, Fiona! Thanks for stopping by my blog - I look forward to getting to know you through the hop. Congrats on landing an agent :-)

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  5. Thanks very much, Rachel! I have been so fortunate. Really looking forward to getting to know you too. Thank you for stopping by!

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  6. You are so right about Brenda.. she's done so much for her fellow writers! I hope one day when I have an agent and am a successful author, I can do half as much to help the writing community.

    Congrats again on finding your agent! :)

    -@abswrites on Twitter

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I am sure success will find you one day soon!

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  7. LOVE this post!!! So sweet and inspirational. I'm thankful to have such a lovely agency sister ;-)

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by! Nice to see you! And likewise - I am so grateful for having such awesome agency sisters!

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  8. So true about Brenda's generous spirit. And so AWESOME, yes I'll say it one more time at least, that you have an agent! I joined your blog-thought I'd already done that...

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    1. Thanks so much for joining, Rhiann! I can't believe I have such awesome people that read my blog!

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  9. I moved across the country just to get to meet Brenda in real life (okay, my hubby's job transfer might have had a little bit to do with it), and I can testify that she is just as amazing in real life as she is online! Like you, I am also very grateful for the online writing community... everyone is so kind and helpful and supportive! :)

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    1. Oh that's awesome! There is such a fantastic writing community out there and I am thankful to be a part of it.

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  10. Congratulations on your good fortune and wonderful of you to recognize Brenda for the hand she played in it!

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    1. Hi Kim! Thanks for stopping by! I'll have a look for your blog on the linky on Brenda's site. I haven't managed to get to them all yet, but I will!

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  11. I love the whole "pay it forward" sentiment. Thanksgiving is the best American holiday. You should start your own Thanksgiving tradition!

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    1. It's a wonderful sentiment, isn't it? I agree - the UK should have a Thanksgiving tradition! I might just have to start my own. :-) Thank you so much for stopping by my blog!

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  12. Love this post because Brenda _is_ the cat's meow and more.
    Hope you do start up a thanksgiving tradition. Would love to read it!

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    1. She is indeed! Thank you so much for stopping by Ellie! Nice to see you here!

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  13. I just joined in the blog hop today and have enjoyed discovering blogs I might not have found if it weren't for Brenda. She is pretty awesome. Congratulations on your success.

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    1. Thanks so much, Renee. I'm glad you stopped by. Indeedy Ms Drake is all kinds of awesome!

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  14. Haha I thanked Brenda - and the awesome writing community we all get to share together - in my post too. I think writers are one of the luckiest lots of people when it comes to the support we give each other. Congratulations on getting an agent - I may not know you but I'm very happy for you. Well done! :)
    Kat

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    1. You're dead right that we're a lucky bunch. I don't know if I could have made it without all the fantastic writers' support. And thank you on the congrats - it is very appreciated. x

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  15. I joined the blog hop recently and I have to 100% agree with your post. Brenda is awesome! She runs great contests, has a fantastic blog and is genuinely helpful to aspiring authors :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Jamie! I look forward to seeing your blog too!

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