Okay, so 100 blog posts isn’t that much for most of you.  🙂

But for me, it’s a major accomplishment.  And I’m celebrating!


After all, it’s taken me almost a year to do this.  Actually, yeah, a year.  So the fact that I got to 100 is a big deal for me.

That got me thinking: why not celebrate small accomplishments?  Maybe tons of people have published tons more blog posts than me.  Maybe it’s not a big deal to get the dishwasher emptied.  But if it feels big to you, then you should celebrate it.

Give yourself a little reward, take a breather, check off that to-do list box.

To-do lists make me think of the goals I set nearly a year ago:

1) I trained a puppy!  Check.

2) I finished the work in progress: Legacy of Faith, plus a novel for NaNoWriMo, plus two novellas.  Check.  Check.  And check.

3) I have maintained a more or less regular writing routine.  Check.

4) I established a blogging schedule and stuck to it, if flexibly.  Check.

I still have a couple of things left to do, but I’m pretty happy with what I’ve done.  And I have to remind myself that I’ve accomplished some pretty important extra things too, like weaning off my meds and keeping my children alive.  🙂

What do you have to celebrate?  What can you do to reward yourself?

As part of my celebration for this 100th blog post, I’m going to check another thing off my list and run a contest to help you celebrate your accomplishments.

Here’s what you do:

Leave a comment with something you’ve accomplished recently, no matter how small.   I’ll give you till noon tomorrow to comment.

Here’s what I’ll do:

At noon tomorrow I’ll do a random draw from all the commenters.  The winner will get a gift basket with a copy of my book Otherworld and assorted other goodies.

Sound good?  Let’s do it.