S.G. Browne

A Thankful Post

At this time three years ago, I’d just landed an agent for Breathers after nearly eighteen years of writing.  Fast forward to now and I’ve had two novels published, the film rights sold for one, and I’ve been able to live as a full-time writer for most of the past two years.

So yeah, I’m thankful that I’ve been able to do what I’ve always dreamed of doing.  To paraphrase Henry David Thoreau: “To go confidently in the direction of my dreams and live the life I’ve imagined.”

But more than that, I’m thankful for all of the people who’ve been a part of these past three years…

My friends who have always been there for me.
My family whose support has never wavered.
My agents and editors who helped me to get my books published.

And there are so many others, so many new friends I’ve met and made along the way that no matter how much I followed Thoreau’s advice, I couldn’t have possibly imagined how much my life would be enriched by meeting them.

So thank you to everyone who has come into my life and shared your encouragement, support, love, friendship, talent, conversation, company, sense of humor, and guidance. I couldn’t possibly have made it this far without you.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Filed under: Just Blogging,The Writing Life — S.G. Browne @ 9:42 am


  1. Wonderful post, Scott. I am grateful for having met you at ZomBcon. You’re an inspiration and your prose is wickedly wonderful.

    Congratulations on your continued success, my friend.


    Comment by Don — November 25, 2010 @ 10:50 am

  2. Way to go Scott! We are thankful for having met our friend’s neighbor – ‘there’s this guy down the hall, I hear he scribbles for a living…something about a zombie or other?’ – and to be friends with you :) Happy Thanksgiving!

    Comment by Rina — November 25, 2010 @ 12:11 pm

  3. What a great post. I’m stealing it word for word and changing the particulars so that everyone thinks I am as wonderful a person as you are. Thanks again!

    Comment by Kelly — November 25, 2010 @ 3:51 pm

  4. Thanks for the comments Don, Rina, and Kelly. It’s definitely been an unexpected bonus to meet and become friends with you. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

    Comment by admin — November 26, 2010 @ 6:13 am

  5. Very nice! All of us who have read your work are grateful for YOU!
    (And I’ll be even more grateful if you ever make it away from the West Coast to do a book signing somewhere closer … )

    Anyway, Happy Turkey Day weekend, and keep those wonderfully warped ideas coming!


    Comment by Zuzana — November 27, 2010 @ 8:24 am

  6. Thanks Zuzana. I will be making it to other states next year and will be sure to post about them on my blog so you know where I’ll be. Happy post Thanksgiving to you, too.

    Comment by admin — November 28, 2010 @ 4:37 pm

  7. Woo-woo

    Comment by Aaron — November 29, 2010 @ 4:09 pm

  8. Happy belated Thanksgiving! Wonderful post. I always like to read about the people who help others become successful. We all need people like that. :)

    Comment by Melanie — November 30, 2010 @ 3:54 pm

  9. 2greener

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