Writing is such hard work, it's important to celebrate the milestones along the way. Some things I celebrate during the writing process:
1) Getting a great idea for a story
2) Finally writing something doable for a tricky section that didn't seem like it was EVER going to work
3) Finishing a first draft
4) Finishing revisions to a draft
5) Getting to see my words in print
This is what I got in the mail this week:
I celebrated by posting about it on my blog and showing the books off to anyone who happens by (thanks for indulging me).
Coming next week MiG Writer Debbie Ridpath Ohi has a big milestone to celebrate too! The picture book she recently illustrated, I'm Bored, written by Michael Ian Black, will be available in bookstores on Tuesday! I'm going to celebrate that by reading a copy to my kindergarten students! Yay, Debbie!!!
I hope you had some writing-related success to celebrate this week too! What milestones do you like to celebrate? What's your favourite way to applaud your writing accomplishments?