This post is for Alex Cavanaugh’s Insecure Writers Support Group (click the link for details on what that means and how to join. You will also find a list of bloggers signed up to the challenge that are worth checking out. The first Wednesday of every month, we all post our thoughts, fears or words of encouragement for fellow writers.
This month’s question – How do you celebrate when you achieve a writing goal/finish a story?
I have several goals:
- completion of the outline (that’s about 70+ pages)
- completion of the draft (turn the outline into a rough story)
- completion of the final draft (all ready to publish–that could take years!)
I don’t really celebrate any of these but I do give myself permission to take an afternoon or a few hours off. But, if I have too many other writing projects, I just skip that and move on.
I think I should celebrate more!
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Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy, the Rowe-Delamagente thrillers, and the upcoming Born in a Treacherous Time. She is also the author/editor of over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, adjunct professor of technology in education, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, a columnist for TeachHUB, monthly contributor to Today’s Author and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. You can find her books at her publisher’s website, Structured Learning.