Be Grateful

I’m almost finished writing the third book, Malignance, in my time travel series that began with Resonance and Dissonance. This will be the last book in that series for now, at least. I’ve got a another book idea I’ll be outlining soon.

That’s one thing I’m grateful for, among others. Gratitude is tough, many times, especially when life gets hard. I find I have to take time each evening to look for the things that happened that day to find things to be grateful for. I find that is another way to brighten my mood.

Beyond that, I really enjoy my writing time. Escaping into a book I’ve outlined, and having a family that allows me to spend some time writing are two more things I’m grateful for. This time of year, with the Thanksgiving holiday next week, I find myself thinking about gratitude. This year has been better than last year in some ways.

In a world that seems, at times, to have lost its patience and kindness, it is hard to be grateful. But for me, taking the time to review the things that happened each day helps me find some small things I can be grateful for. It also helps me with character and story ideas. If everyone worked at recognizing the things around them they could be grateful for, we might have more patience and kindness.

Beyond my books Resonance and Dissonance, check out my other books.

My fantasy, A Map, a Mage, and a Sacrifice, was a fun book to write. It is set in a world with limited technology, but where sacrifice is a necessary element to magical power. The greater the pain and suffering, the greater the magical power generated. The few mages in power use voluntary sacrifice of the citizens to generate power they use to protect and defend the empire. But their rule may be coming to a close.

If you’re looking for a science fiction story, try my book The Promise of Dust, which takes place in a cloud city floating in the atmosphere of Venus. Or Progenitor’s Legacy: Deceit, which takes place many years in the future on a tidally locked world that orbits a red dwarf and has been reached by humanity in their search for the alien progenitors who seeded the galaxy with nano machines.

If a young adult science fiction is more to your liking, check out my series This New Earth, that starts with Demons of a Dead World and Secrets of a Dead World.

If you are looking for a young adult fantasy, check out my book The Threads Unbound.

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