Friday, January 23, 2015

Accomplishments and Resolutions

Another year has come and gone.

I stopped making resolutions, because I usually don't keep them and then I am disappointed - again.

I keep writing, even though there have been times I have considered quitting.

My goal is to keep going forward. Learning and growing.

I did self-publish a book last year. It is far from being a best seller, but I feel it is a good book, and I am proud of it. It would have been a tough sell to a regular publisher, being the type of book it was, so I self published it.

It is a good book for kids. You can go here, to my author page, and read these wonderful testimonials. It is a great book for kids to get out when they are home from school because of snow days. They can read the stories, articles or poems, or do the activities. The articles are very informative and fun! Feel free to click on the link in my sidebar and go to Amazon and check it out.

I also placed three times (2nd place, 1st HM and 3rd HM) in the children's category of the 2014 WVWriter's Spring Writing Competition.

And, I continue to write a children's column in the regional magazine, Two Lane Livin.'

I know these are little accomplishments compared to getting published by a regular publisher, but these are the accomplishments that keep me going - and that I am proud of.

My goals are to eventually find a home for one or more of my babies. That's what I call my manuscripts. I gave birth to them and have watched them grow. Hopefully, I will some day watch them go out into the world.

What are your accomplishments and goals?
What keeps you going?


  1. I think those are great accomplishments. What keeps me going is my critique group, but I can't tell you how often I think about quitting. Good for you for self-publishing your book. I have one I intend to do one more major re-write and another shot at traditional publishing, but if that doesn't work, I will probably self-publish it. Have a good and productive 2015.

    1. Thanks, Rosi. Good luck with your goals.

  2. The publishing world has changed drastically. It's tough to get a "real" publisher. My agent tried for five years and we gave up, then I self pubbed with Createspace at Amazon. Never been sorry since. Thanks, Janet for stopping by my blog. I'm working at getting back in the writing groove. Hugs.

  3. I think it is wonderful that you continue to go after your dreams. You obviously enjoy writing and you are taking steps to get your stories out there. Today there are so many ways to share our words with others. Wishing you the best of luck with your dreams!


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