Wendy S. Marcus is a relatively new friend – I met her through the M&B medical authors’ email loop when she sold her first book, and I love her positive, bouncy attitude :o) And she writes super books, too. Oh, and we have dogs in common (she has a bichon frise). And when we eventually get to meet, I’m sure we’ll get on really well.
Over to Wendy:
I’d Be Happy If I Could Just…
By: Wendy S. Marcus
Hello Kate and friends! I am thrilled to participate in Kate’s 50th book celebration. 50 books! That is quite an accomplishment. One I’d like to reach someday…
Which brings me to the topic of this post.
Complete the following sentence:
I’d be happy if I could just…
Let me help you get started by sharing some of my personal favorites:
- read all day without being interrupted.
- find a good critique partner.
- get published.
- hold a copy of my book in my hands.
- see a copy of my book on store shelves.
- earn a decent living working as a full time writer
- get 100 hits per day on my website.
- reach 500 likes on Facebook.
- reach 1,000 followers on Twitter.
- finish this book I’m working on.
- get Book of the Month on a Mills and Boon website.
- write as fast as _________________.
- win a writing contest.
- win a Rita.
- break the top 100 in sales on Amazon and/or Barnes and Noble.
- make the USA Today and/or New York Times Bestseller list.
- be as popular as ______________.
Do you see where I’m headed? There’s always something more to strive for, something just out of our reach, something someone else has achieved that we want. And if we don’t take the time to celebrate and find happiness in each of our accomplishments, no matter how small, we will forever be waiting to find fulfillment. In our careers. In our lives.
We need to spend more time completing this sentence:
I’m so proud I _______________________.
Again I’ll share some of my personal favorites:
- managed to write every day, no matter what.
- met my word goal for the day.
- met my contest/agent/editor submission goal for the day.
- completed a workshop/read a craft book to make me a better writer.
- worked through the murky middle of my manuscript to reach The End.
- met my deadline. (Self or agent/editor imposed.)
- revised and edited to make my story better.
- did not let that rejection letter make me quit.
- did not give up until I achieved my goal of publication.
Now I’d like to hear from you. Please complete the following TWO sentences to be entered into a drawing for one of my books, your choice, from the three already published, or my coming soon books. Check them out here: http://wendysmarcus.com/
Remember, you have to complete both sentences to be entered into the drawing. And check back in three days to see if you’re the winner.
1) I’d be happy if I could just _______________________.
2) I’m so proud I _________________________________.
Thank you so much for stopping by to visit me today. Let’s keep in touch!
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