When I started blogging I didn’t think I’d enjoy it as much as I do. Yes, I love writing, but the idea of figuring out what to blog about is still a little tough for me. What do people want to read? What will end up being my niche? What successes will come from this first step of putting myself out there?

Well, I’ll start by celebrating my small steps. I’ve been working on my novel for a while, and still have a long way to go, but I’m adding pages almost daily. Celebrate!

I’ve come up with an idea for a children’s book that is seasonal but I think will do well. I’ve already written a rough draft for about half the number of pages I’m striving for. Celebrate!

I’ve been fairly consistent with posts on here, averaging about three to four a week. No niche yet, but I’m writing what I know, feel, and enjoy. I’m putting myself out there. Celebrate!

I’ve submitted three guest post inquiries to other bloggers in the past two weeks. One was a bad inquiry in which I didn’t hear anything back from. But two!! Two of my inquiries will be used as guest posts in January! Celebrate!

Back to my novel, which is my writing baby…I’ve held this content VERY close to my chest. I haven’t shared it with anyone other than a few chapters with my husband. Even then I squirmed while he read it. But I felt the need to share it on here with y’all. I posted chapter one of my novel on this site, which was a HUGE step for me. Celebrate!

None of these small steps have made me an overnight success, but they make me do a little happy dance every time I think about them. I’ve found that I really do enjoy celebrating my small steps to accomplish my dream of becoming a published author.

Who knows…maybe one day I’ll see my name on a printed cover. 🙂

(Who else pictured Steve the Monkey from the Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs movie every time they read “Celebrate”? Just me?)

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