-for editors who put up with my nitpicking;
-for beta readers who ask for more;
-for being old enough to have a criteria for professional behavior;
-for having stories in my head that entertain me in my long commute;
-for having a life-work that makes me want to get up in the morning.
Every now and then I wake up and I am still tired but I feel as if I have surrendered to the tiredness. Today I am out of complaints; today I look around and all I see is how lucky I am to have a craft that lets me express myself, a way of conversing with the world.