Successes for 2015

Successes for 2015

Successes for 2015

Children’s author Julie Hedlund, challenged participants of her 12 Days of Christmas for Writers series to post SUCCESSES (rather than resolutions) on our blogs this year. She believes the way New Year’s resolutions are traditionally made come from a place of negativity – what DIDN’T get done or achieved in the previous year.  Instead, she suggests we set goals for the New Year that BUILD on our achievements from the previous one. I decided to participate in this Anti-Resolution Revolution! Here is my list for 2015.

  • Finished a manuscript, Cubing for Chronic Fatigue, based on an activity my 13 year old did at school earlier this year, and edited it (aiming to launch in 2016
  • Edited my football story, also aiming to launch in 2016
  • Published my first ebook for writers, 52 blog post ideas for Authors
  • I had to reorder copies of Swallow Me, NOW! – twice!
  • I continued blogging regularly here
  • I started blogging on the brand new Just Write for Kids blog – an Australian blog for kidlit authors
  • Continued blogging on Australasian Christian Writers and Christian Writers Downunder blogs
  • Continued the teen writers group with Monash Library – a lot of fun and some amazingly creative kids
  • Ran a workshop about fractured fairy tales for the Monash Library school holiday program last school holidays
  • Started a novel – up to part 20 and counting (I usually lose interest before now!)
  • Met Feliks Zemdegs and got his support for writing cubing stories
  • Two stories published in the latest Teapot Tales anthology
  • Found a Victorian school happy to be beta readers in the new year for my AFL football story
  • Read 25 books, not including picture books, this year
  • Finished Camp NaNo in the middle of the year and ChaBooCha Lite in September
  • Started the Chapter Book Challenge in March. While I didn’t complete a manuscript, I did a couple of months later!
  • Plans for some more books have been done and ready to be written in 2016

It’s felt like a bit of a nothing year this year, but seeing all the successes listed like this, a lot was achieved!

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  1. You’ve done wonderfully this year, Melissa! I can’t wait to see everything you accomplish in 2016!

  2. Congratulations on all of your success, Melissa!

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