Writing Successes of 2014

Children’s author Julie Hedlund, challenged participants of her 12 Days of Christmas for Writers series to post SUCCESSES (rather than resolutions) on our blogs this year. She believes the way New Year’s resolutions are traditionally made come from a place of negativity – what DIDN’T get done or achieved in the previous year.  Instead, she suggests we set goals for the New Year that BUILD on our achievements from the previous one. I decided to participate in this Anti-Resolution Revolution! Here is my list for 2014.

January

  • Participated in the first annual ReviMo
  • Honorable Mention in the Institute of Children’s Literature “Speedy Santa Holiday Writing Contest”
  • Participated in the “Start the Year Off Write” challenge
  • Joined 12X12 challenge for the first time
  • Joined a writer’s gratitude group
  • Became part of a critique group for the first time
  • Wrote at least one picture book draft
  • Revised at least one picture book draft

February

March

April

  • Got a two from “Rate Your Story”
  • Wrote at least one picture book draft
  • Revised at least one picture book draft

May

  • Course: Nonfiction Archaelogy
  • Course: The Pleasures and Craft of Poetic Technique
  • Wrote at least one picture book draft
  • Revised at least one picture book draft

June

  • Wrote a nonfiction manuscript for WOW Nonficpic
  • Wrote at least one picture book draft
  • Revised at least one picture book draft

July

  • Participated in the first annual KidLitSummerSchool
  • Wrote at least one picture book draft
  • Revised at least one picture book draft

August

  • Wrote at least one picture book draft
  • Revised at least one picture book draft

September

October

November

  • Winner of the PiBoIdMo challenge with 65 ideas; second time participating
  • Course: Heart of it
  • Wrote at least one picture book draft
  • Revised at least one picture book draft

December

  • Participated in the holiday contest
  • Winner of 12X12 challenge with at least 12 picture book ideas written
  • Wrote at least one picture book draft
  • Revised at least one picture book draft

Ongoing throughout the year

  • Became more disciplined with my writing
  • Improvements to my blog, including now being able to subscribe to it
  • Submitted my work to several publishers
  • Participated in several webinars
  • Made a lot of great new friends
  • Submitted to other contests
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