Monday, January 01, 2018
It's Time to Celebrate Your Writing Success
So, my fellow WOW! bloggers have already written some terrific posts about goal setting for 2018 and looking back at 2017 . You may remember from past years that I believe in the ONE WORD approach to the year. This means, that instead of making a bunch of specific goals and resolutions that you probably won't keep, you stick to a one-word theme throughout the year. My word this year is calm, which I blogged about over on my personal blog.
So what in the world is this post going to be about then if everyone has already covered the most important topics for the new year? HA! Good question! But I decided today is going to be about CELEBRATING!
Don't roll your eyes if you celebrated a little too much last night because you can still celebrate today, and you should. You should celebrate yourself, your writing, your accomplishments, your dreams, and even your failures. As someone wiser than me, Winston Churchill, said, "Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." And what can show your enthusiasm more than celebrating?
How will you celebrate today? I think that really depends on you. Some people think celebrating is taking a hot bath. Others think wine and chocolate. Still others, like my seven year old, want a dance party and balloons. It doesn't matter how you celebrate, but just do it. And while you are in the middle of that activity, think about what you have to celebrate!
For me: I met all my WOW! blogging and editing deadlines for 2017! I also kept my personal blog going another year. I added testimonials to the Editor 911 site and worked on the design. I continued meeting with my critique group. I finally found an angle for that novel I've been playing around with that makes me feel excited to keep writing it. I made it to a writing conference. I managed to send out a few newsletters and to keep tweeting and posting to Facebook. In the middle of my daily life as a single parent with aging parents and a full-time job, these accomplishments are all cause for celebration!
Today, I'm choosing to celebrate by taking time out to go to a good friend's house this morning with my daughter for a champagne breakfast and to watch the LHS marching band in the parade!
Happy New Year to you! How will you celebrate your success?
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LHS Band photo above by the Seekers ( courtesy of Facebook)
Balloon photo above by alibree on Flickr.com