The ABCs of Thankfulness in our Writing Life
It’s easy to be thankful for an agent’s representation or signing with a publishing house. But as we consider the ABCs of thankfulness in our writing life, let’s be more creative than that!
Here are a few ideas to get us started:
A – agents, whether those who represent us or those who teach in the industry
B – blog posts offering a wealth of knowledge from published authors, agents, & editors
C – conferences, both online and in-person, whether for a day or a week
D – developing our writing skills—a journey that never ends
E – editors who help us polish our work to be the best it can be
F – friends who support and encourage us
G – grammar (although most of us wish we had paid more attention in English class!)
H – heaven: the place we long for and write so that others will join us
I – the internet, which opens the whole world to us without us having to leave the house
J – Jesus Christ—the One who makes us thankful
M – memes about writing that make us smile
N – networking through social media, conferences, or over a cup of coffee
P – prayer: needed every day as we seek to share the words of our heart
Q – questions we ask of ourselves, fellow writers, and our readers
R – readers of our blog posts, our critique submissions, or our first draft manuscripts
S – speaking opportunities in our church, at conferences, or in private conversations
T – the testimony we have of the change Jesus brought to us and can bring to others
W – words given to us by the Living Word to glorify Him
X – eXamining ourselves to remain true to Christ and our calling as we write.
Z – Zoom meetings that enabled us to stay connected during times of isolation
I intentionally left a few letters blank.
What can you add to this writing life list to fill in the blanks?