Thursday, November 2, 2017

Give Thanks by Susan Tuttle

Hey all! It’s November! I can almost smell the turkey and pecan pie. My mouth is wateringJ What’s your favorite food to have on Thanksgiving day?

I absolutely adore Fall. It’s my favorite season and part of that reason is because of the holidays. Thanksgiving is right up there with my favorites, and it’s not simply because of the food—though that’s a huge part. But it’s because this entire month reminds me to pause, look around, and rediscover things I’m thankful about.

This writing world is hard, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t reasons to be thankful. So I wanted to take a moment today and give thanks for all the ways God has blessed me on this journey. And I hope you’ll chime in!

  • A family who supports me even when I’m unpublished. Who cheer me on and believe in me even when I don’t always believe in myself.
  • Friends both inside and outside the writing community who understand my heart and desire to share God’s Word through crafting words, and they champion me to do just that.
  • An amazing agent who keeps persevering even when it’s a tough climate out there.
  • My own little corner in my house to write.
  • My first time published in a book was this year! I had the privilege of retelling the story of my mom’s healing in a compilation of stories from Bethany House called Gifts From Heaven.
  • God’s continual provision of story and devotional ideas. None of it comes from me!
So what about you? What are your thankful for as a writer this year?
Susan L. Tuttle lives in Michigan where she’s happily married to her best friend and is a homeschooling mom of three. She’s firmly convinced that letters were meant for words, not math, and loves stringing them together into stories that inspire, encourage, and grow women into who God created them to be. Romance, laughter, and cookies are three of her favorite things, though not always in that order. You can connect with Susan at her blog, Steps, Facebook, or Twitter.


  1. I'm thankful to know you, Susan. Truly. Your blog posts always encourage me. And I'm thankful for a bend in the writing road, the chance to work with a new publisher, write a new genre (women's fiction), and the strong sense of God's presence as I waited on Him during this time of change.

  2. What a lovely post Susan! My favorite food is anything pumpkin and broccoli and rice casserole. Thanks for reminding us there are so many things to be thankful for.

  3. I'm so thankful for a husband who has supported my writing pursuits - and who has believed in me and made sacrifices so I could follow my dreams. And my family - especially my little grandkiddos. They have my heart.

  4. Susan, I'm so thankful for a supportive sister, writing friends who understand how I'm feeling, a great mentor, and the opportunity to be a part of Seriously Write. Most importantly I'm thankful for Jesus.

    As far as food - chocolate always!


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