Have to admit, I am really ticked at myself for only commenting on 1 slice yesterday. And as I mull it over in my head and the excuses fly about, I tell my inner voice to “SHUT UP! STOP MAKING EXCUSES! IT WAS NEVER SUPPOSED TO BE ABOUT THE PRIZES!” (I mean, I really do love winning prizes…this is why I love the basket raffle experience so much, oh and at a Bingo night, I am like a five year old kid!)
So, instead of excuses, I celebrate…
I am celebrating today for writing 27 days in a row. I have NEVER been able to do that.
I am celebrating today for commenting on at least three other slicers every day for 25 days straight.
I am celebrating that I completed one of the 60+ commenting challenges.
I am celebrating that I set some real professional goals, this month, for myself and finally figured out what I believe is next for me, professionally AND I feel confident in my plans.
I am celebrating that I was inspired by this community and the experience and submitted picture book manuscripts to publishers, one project that I had been “sitting” on for years and another that I wrote and revised (a ton) during the month.
I am celebrating that during the last 27 days I submitted a book proposal to Heinemann and though it may be a long shot, I feel real hope about it!
I am celebrating today with ordering myself some “prizes” on Amazon.com. They won’t be official Slice of Life prizes, but they will still be great. (Professional and new picture books “that I must have” recommendations welcome!!!!)
Oh wait…one last celebration…this slicing community…I am a new member of the club but feel like I’ve been here a long time. Thank you for that.