Monday, December 05, 2011

Taking Stock

After spending most of 2011 in a writing slump, I decided to kick it into a higher gear in the fall. Here's what I accomplished and where I stand.

1. Checked on submission status and was told the manuscript is still under consideration. Yess!
2. Entered the Golden Heart and actually submitted the ms. Yess!
3. Started new ms. and passed first chapter to critique partner. Yess!
4. Joined Jennifer Echols' Public Shame Writing Challenge. Yess!

I know it doesn't look like much, but to go from writing NOTHING to writing SOMETHING has energized and encouraged me.

Is it time for you to take stock too?


Katherine Bone said...

Way to go, Joann! So glad to hear that you're finally writing again.

Wishing you great success on the submission! ;)

Jane Charles said...

Actually, that sounds like quite a lot to me. Good luck!!!!

Carla Swafford said...

That's wonderful! I'm so proud of you. HUGS.

And you typed your post with a stitched up finger too!

JoAnn said...

Thanks, Katherine! I'm keeping my fingers crossed on the submission.

JoAnn said...

Jane -- it FEELS like quite a lot too! :-) Thanks!

JoAnn said...

Carla -- thank goodness the stitches are on a part of my thumb that isn't required for typing. :-)

Jennifer Echols said...

You go girl.

Lexi said...

Joann, these are all huge steps! You have dived back in in a big way. Congrats!

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JoAnn said...

Jennifer -- Thank you for hosting the PSWC again! I always accomplish so much when I participate. :-)

JoAnn said...

Thanks, Lexi!

Louisa Cornell said...

Wow, Joann! I'm tired just reading all of that! Awesome! I think writers tend to take stock on a regular basis. We all hit those brick walls, but as writers we can come up with really creative ways to go over the wall, under the wall, around the wall or just blow the damned thing up!