With all this talk about rejection, regret, and selling out, it's about time we talk about victories, accomplishments, and life changing surprises. So far this year, I have complete three official manuscripts (I have a couple of experiments in the works), have made contact with a couple of literary heroes, and have been published in a couple of anthologies.
Even my best friend threw me and these ladies some praise on his site, NerosisMuse.com. I was so touched when I saw that post. Once again, it was my best friend, but knowing that my crew was paying attention shows that bring brave and making moves to improve and showcase my writing is the path I need to be on now.
It's one thing to work hard. It's another to gain some accomplishments. Knowing that you have people behind you and willing to tell the world or go out of their way to give you a bit of praise is a warm glowing feeling I can't describe (which means I must work harder because a writer should be able to!). Don't fuss when they want to, just let them. It's okay to be celebrated.
Most importantly, take the time to acknowledge and celebrate yourself. It's okay to give yourself praise once in a blue. You work hard. When you have something to show for it, darn right you better have a mini dance party and say YAY!
So now it's time for us to have a mini dance party!
I hope to be able to have more mini dance parties soon.
Take care my lovely readers! Celebrate yourselves!
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