Today marks TWO milestones on my writing journey.
The first one—
Today, November 2, 2010, I’ve officially written more than
100 words a day for 365 days in a row.
In all the years I’ve been writing and in all the times I’ve written the words on the first page of a spiral—“I want to write, so this year I WILL write every day”—this year is the first year I’ve actually accomplished the task. No fudging. No writing something for work and counting it as part of my 100 words. No writing a blog or a post here or there and counting it. I’ve actually written somewhere around 140+ CREATIVE words every day for 365 days—one WHOLE year. And while the pantser in me knows I’ll have to weave those words together, another big thing for me with this challenge is that all the words have been for my two works in progress—my two Victorian gothics. One is further along than the other with the weaving process, but both have grown in character and shape and story. So I celebrate this “milestone marker” today.
The second one—
TODAY, I’ve written posts for the Romance Roundtable for three years.
When we first started this blog, I had no idea what to write, how to post, how to tag, or how to do ANYTHING associated with a blog. And while this milestone doesn’t mark me a professional, I’m way less anxious about creating my own blog when the time comes. Now, I know a thing or two about what it takes to create a post, but more importantly, now I know I can count on my ROUNDTABLE friends to help me as they’ve done every day for these past three years. So today, I want to say THANK YOU for all of you who’ve contributed posts and guest blogs and have made comments. Each of you has helped to make the ROMANCE ROUNDTABLE more than just another site in the blogosphere. We may have decided to employ our efforts in a different arena of this writing world, but I can say from my heart, that the last three years were special because of each one of you. I am thankful for every memory of these three years and I am thankful for my FRIENDS who travel this writing road with me.
So I celebrate this “milestone marker” today with YOU!
What “milestones” have you counted this past year (or these past three)? On this last week of the Romance Roundtable, share YOUR successes with us.HUGS and BEST WISHES to each of you! BRYNNA