The Wins

Posted On March 8, 2024

Photo by Michele Venne

I mentioned to a friend that because the day job has taken a tic up, I haven’t gotten as much written as I planned. I explained that I finished a college class I was taking as part of my CEUs, wrote and sent out my monthly newsletter, wrote the monthly update forms on my clients… and she said, “Well, that was your writing for the week!” Each one of those completions is worth a moment to pause, breathe, and smile that I completed something.

I more often work than play in order to accomplish things. Then I don’t stop to celebrate what I’ve done. This makes my life seem like it’s one long to-do list that has nothing on it except work-related items. It’s easy to fall into the routine of work-finish-cross off-next task. It can be opposing to any feeling of achievement or satisfaction if there’s no recognition of the work that led to the goal completion.

Though I didn’t make any progress on my fiction this week, I did get FG back from the beta reader. TS is still with the narrator. I have a list of pieces I want to include in MV2. I have graphics for the FG release. That cover is being created. Other graphics have been made for FG. And I just scheduled a bunch of promotions for some of my books. So maybe I haven’t gotten a lot of new fiction words down this week, but I’m going to take a bit of time to celebrate the work I’ve done. It’s adds to the momentum. It’s one more thing to be grateful for. Do you have any wins to celebrate this week?

Written by Michele Venne

Writer of immersive and intriguing stories.

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