Today's post is part of the blog chain where one member selects a topic, and the other bloggers chime in on different days throughout the month.
Today's topic, brought to you by Michelle Hickman , is on writing goals and accomplishments.
I think I've accomplished a decent amount in life, as far as personal endeavors go, but in writing alone, there has been no big event that would register as a prestigious accomplishment. I'm okay with that though. When I stated writing novels seriously, it was never under the impression mine would be a household name and I'd be a millionaire. It was about the joy of creating a story and the hope that maybe some people would read and enjoy.
So far, I've written three of--what I'd call--salable novels. None of which have actually been sold. However, what I've accomplished with this, is the needed discipline to progress from where I was as an amateur fiction writer, to one who is learned (though nowhere near perfect) in delivering a decent story.
My most recent story, compared with the first full length novel I ever wrote, is a tremendous change for the better. I've accomplished that--and only because I've treated writing as an actual job by showing up on time and committing to it. I did put out an eBook in June, with no expectations other than to get started. I'll keep publishing them as I go, and in time perhaps, I'll have accomplished what I've always hoped--and that's to be a prolific author. With any luck, and with continuing to learn, I'll actually have some readers. lol
Time will tell.
See how other writers on the blog chain have met, or are trying to meet their goals. Eric who posted before me, and Michelle McLean who posts tomorrow.
Just for fun, I took the day off from responsibilities Tuesday and drove up to Universal Studios to meet fellow blogger and writer, Michael di Gesu from In Time. As it would happen, Jen Daiker from Unedited was there with her family as well, so I had a lovely lunch at the Three Broomsticks with Michael and Jen. What fun! I toasted with my frothy butterbeer (which tasted like a carbonated liquid butterscotch); Visited Ollivander's wand shop, which was a hoot; Rode the broomstick through Hogwarts castle, which was a rocking action packed good time (even a little spooky); and perused Honeydukes for sweets and Zonks for the trick toys.
Check out this gorgeous pic of Hogwarts:
Here's me and Michael in front of the Hogsmeade script store, Scrivenshaft's:
Every bit of detail at this exhibit looks as authentic as if you were on the set. It's gorgeous! A must see for any Harry Potter fan--or as my hubby would say, "Potter Puff."
Don't forget tomorrow, 11-11-11 is the chart rush for Jessica Bell's String Bridge, and the debut of the Dark C.A.R.M.A tour. Click pic below for details:
And that's a wrap. Have you been to the HP exhibit yet? Or have you met any of your fellow blogger in person? What are your writing goals right now?