- Spent a week with my mom
- Traveled with my husband
- Camped with my daughter, her husband, and my granddaughters
- Reclaimed my living room (0nce, my son’s “man cave”)
- Completely reorganized my office
- Rid my office of moths (long frustrating story)
- Finished the revisions on Set in Stone, my middle grade fantasy novel about a boy who returns from clearing a field to find his parents and neighbors all turned to stone.
- Attended two writers conferences
- Pitched The Swallow’s Spring (a retelling of the first part of the medieval romance of Tristan and Iseult) to four agents who all invited me to submit chapters and even a full manuscript!
- Started a new non-fiction poetry-picture book inspired by the trip my husband and I took to Mt. Rainier.
- Did not blog regularly
- Did not even enter my reading on Goodreads
- Did not get my five boxes of filing all filed or thrown away
- Did not finish writing the whole new beginning section for my fantasy novel Crown of Blossom and Flame
- Did not get my guest room/craft room reorganized
Whew! When I sat down to write this post I felt a little dejected. (That’s why I decided to start with accomplishments. I didn’t want readers to feel depressed right along with me!) Now, I feel guilty of appearing to be bragging, but I assure you that was not my intention.
The takeaway: Do you ever feel like you just haven’t accomplished much? Sit down and list the things you have actually done. You might find yourself as pleasantly surprized as I did.