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On Operation Awesome today I'm talking about giving ourselves permission to celebrate our achievements, big and small. It's been a complete year since I started writing again after the birth of my second son. In the space of one year, I've written two books.
Even though I'm still query-nervous and have yet to go all-out in the agent hunt, I think it's important to give myself permission to celebrate. Two books in a year took a lot of hard work, and I'm pleased with my progress as a writer.
My journey to become a career writer marches on, just over two years since I started writing seriously. I'm in this for the long haul. And that means marking the milestones as I pass them.
Up next? A well-deserved reading binge:
- Fire by Kristin Cashore
- Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice
- Ten Things We Did (and probably shouldn't have) by Sarah Mlynowski
- Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover by Ally Carter
- Only the Good Spy Young by Ally Carter
- I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
- Cassandra Clare's Immortal Instruments series
- A few works in progress written by my CPs and friends
Meanwhile, I'll dabble in revisions as feedback trickles in, and write whenever the muse strikes.
What are your writing goals? What accomplishments, big or small, should you be celebrating?