Tuesday, November 24, 2009

A thankful heart

It has been a couple of tough weeks around here on the personal front. I won't bore you with the details because everyone has "stuff." But I did decide that it might be good for me to remind myself of all that I have to be thankful for:

Tyler found his dream apartment when it was beginning to look like his options had dwindled to a cardboard box under the Manhattan Bridge.
Not the real apartment but he is moving into a brownstone!

We have a darling little furry companion who makes us laugh everyday.
Winston dropping his baby in my lap

A terrific family and wonderful friends -- like you!

My book with Mary is going into its second week on the New York Times bestseller list (and even if it wasn't, I feel so blessed to be able to write with my good buddy!)

I hit send on the final (!) copyedits for the book-that-cannot-yet-be-named, due out next fall.

And, even though it's giving me heart palpitations, I have another book yet to finish by year end.

Which means that my to-read pile is going to stay that way for awhile.

So even though personal life sometimes makes it hard for me to meet the page every day in the way I would like to, I always think of these wise words from Katherine Paterson: "The very people who take away my time and space to write are those who give me something to say."

Happy Thanksgiving!


  1. Happy Thanksgiving to you too, Kirby. I hope that whatever problems have been clouding your joy these last couple of weeks will soon pass by overhead. Many, many congratulations on Nubs's bestsellerdom. Is it true what a little bird told me? That there may be a movie in the works? I could choose to be insanely jealous of all your successes, but you are such a terrifically wonderful and kind person, and so deserving of success, that I just can't bring myself to do it.

  2. Thanks, Suzanne. All manners of good things are happening, but being as it's life, the not-so-good gets folded in, too.

    You heard right about the m word but I'll believe it when I'm invited to opening night!

  3. Kirby, happy Thanksgiving! I'm thankful for writers like you who share so much with the rest of us.