Happy Thanksgiving from the FVP team!
We’re about to jump head first into the time of year we reflect on our successes, surround ourselves with our favorite things, and express gratitude for the blessings in our lives. Regardless of which “Reason of the Season” is most important for you, we want to encourage you to do two things:
- Review your REASON for writing. When it comes to putting words on paper (or screen), it can be exhausting, especially if you have spent November participating in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month where writers all over the world attempt to slam down at least 50,000 words in 30 days). December is busy enough without having “one more thing to do,” but we encourage you to continue writing. To help, take a moment to review your reason for writing. Remember your WHY, schedule time to fit it in, and roll your motivation straight from NaNo to the New Year without skipping a beat. Your word count may be lower than in non-holiday months, but that’s okay. And if you’re burnt out, spend the month editing and beta reading for others; whatever you have to do to keep your publishing dreams within reach.
- Know that we are grateful for you. Each person who comes to our site plays a role in our success; our authors, our readers, our team, and even the passerby visitor adds to the comradery and momentum on which we thrive. Sign up for our newsletter, follow us on Twitter (@FillesVertesPub), and tell your friends. We’re just a small press with a big heart, and we can’t make good books happen without YOU. Thanks for playing a role!
So, hug the ones you love, post photos of your food, and kick off the season by making sure you express your thanks to those in your life.
True to Thanksgiving tradition, allow us to offer a toast. Let’s borrow a blessing from one of the greats: Charles Dickens said, “Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.”