Friday, April 29, 2011

Celebrations and Reading Vacations

Picture from Things-We-Heart

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?


  1. Congratulations! 2 books in a year is amazing. And what a great line-up you have. I love reading (duh!). :D

    I am celebrating the launch into the next wip. Just the fact that there is a "next." :)

  2. Yay for your new project! That is my favorite part of writing, the new beginning.

    Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Hey, I think I may need that bookshelf. And awesome news! I think that is amazing that you pulled off writing that much with two kids. I have three and am struggling to get ONE book finished. So, good work!

  4. Thank you, Kathryn! I love that bookshelf, too. It would be so fun to have a special reading nook. I mean, the couch works, too, but...

    *shakes pom poms for you* Keep writing! You'll get that book written!

  5. Congratulations on a year of writing. Two books - wow! I am also celebrating getting back on the writing bandwagon after almost six weeks of nonstop work on the house to get it ready for sale. Very good to be back.


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