What have you accomplished this summer?

Blog Stuff, Inspirational, Writing
Summer is drawing to a close and it can be easy to look at all the things you planned to do that didn't happen this summer--let's be honest here, everyone has something--and get depressed about your lack of success. However, if you take the time to think about it you'll often discover that you've accomplished quite a lot, just not the things you originally¬†planned to accomplish.¬† For example, this summer I didn't get much freelance work, frankly because I didn't put that much effort into it. Instead, I finished editing Moonshadow's Guardian, edited one short story and am almost finished editing a second, put one non-fiction ebook together and started on a second one, and outlined a second draft of my 2011 Nano that I plan to start working on…
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Progress Report March 2013

Goal setting, Writing
Today it's time for me to be accountable, to share my progress with all of you. March has certainly been more productive than February was, but I'm not satisfied with my progress on most of my goals, and I've realized that I'm severely over committed. Falling behind on your projects is one thing. Staying behind on them is another, and it usually means one of two things: either you're over committed, or you're not really dedicated to the goals you claim to have. I've realized that I'm suffering from the former problem and I'm currently working on a plan to address that, which includes some changes here at Dianna's Writing Den. But that's a conversation for next week. Today I'm going to show you why I need to kill some…
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January Progress

Goal setting, Inspirational, Writing
This year my main goal is to build the foundation for a writing career and to help you do the same. With this in mind, I've decided to share my progress on the goals I set for this year at the end of each month. I'd love to hear about your own progress in the comments below. Remember, we're all on this path together. Not only is it important to help each other figure things out, but it's important to celebrate our successes as a community. I'm going to start by addressing each of my goals in order. Finish Editing Moonshadow's Guardian-- I kind of hit a snag with this where I thought I'd printed the whole thing, but when I reached the end of my printed manuscript, it wasn't…
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