Today, I'm Thankful for... YOU!

Today, I’m Thankful for… YOU!

Today, I'm Thankful for... YOU!Happy Thanksgiving, Wordplayers!

I hope you’re gearing up for a wonderful day of family, friends, football, good food, and maybe some good shopping deals. I’m considering doing my first-ever Black Friday shopping trip, so wish me luck!

As always this year, I am overwhelmed with things to be thankful for. It’s been a challenging year for me to some degree, due to some unexpected developments in my personal life, but I feel it has been a year in which God has used those same challenges to bless me in ways I wouldn’t even have been able to imagine.

One blessing is simply the amazing Indian Summer that continues to make this the warmest fall on record. As I take my coffee, my notebook, and my iPad outside to my writing table every morning, I feel incredibly thankful to be able to immerse myself in the beautiful struggles of imagination and creation.


And I am just as thankful to get to share the beauty and the struggle of the artistic life with all of you!

As always, I’d like to take this opportunity to shout out a very small number of you:

Writer buds: Linda Yezak, Steve Mathisen, Lorna Poston, Liberty Speidel, Johne Cook, Garrett Amerson, London Crockett, Braden Russell.

Super commenters: R Billing, Andrewiswriting, Jason Bougger, Rick Presley, Joe Long, Ken Hughes, Megan Brummer, Beks, Marissa John, Ben Stoddard, Benjamin Thomas, Hannah Killian, 80smetalman, Aly—and so many more of you!

People who make me smile: Ingrid Bøuldin, Karen Townsend Magro, Susan Brannock, Adrienne Nesiba, Charvella Campbell, Usvaldo de Leon, Jr., Brad Dennison, Sabrina, Kami Boley, Marcus José Pinto, and Jonathan R. Allen.

Fellow bloggers: Joe Bunting, Angela Ackerman, Becca Puglisi, James Scott Bell, C.S. Lakin, Ali Luke, Joanna Penn, Janice Hardy, Bryan Hutchinson, Jennifer Blanchard, and MJ Rose.

Professional team: Amy Ramer, CathiLyn Dyck, Damonza, Varick Design, Joanna Marie, Sonja Field.

Happy Thanksgiving, all!

Wordplayers, tell me your opinion? What writing-related blessing are you especially thankful for this year? Tell me in the comments!

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K.M. Weiland is the award-winning and internationally-published author of the acclaimed writing guides Outlining Your Novel, Structuring Your Novel, and Creating Character Arcs. A native of western Nebraska, she writes historical and fantasy novels and mentors authors on her award-winning website Helping Writers Become Authors.


  1. Katie:
    Thanks for your very thoughtful words. Encouraging. I’m thankful for the freedom to praise my God at the start of each day and close out at night in thankfulness, each and every day. I’m thankful too that my novel Uncharted was published this year to His glory. Now to finish the rewrites on my third novel…

  2. Happy Thanksgiving, K.M. Thanks for all the great articles this year! My writing-related blessing for 2016 is the glowing review my editor gave my latest manuscript last month. You hope for the best and prepare for the worst, but his review sent me to the moon and back. Okay, I’m still on the moon.

    Here’s wishing you wonderful holidays.


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