What have you accomplished this year? (Giveaway Included)

success-479568_640Tomorrow is all about celebrating the new year and the opportunity to spend another 365 days improving your life, but today is about celebrating what you accomplished this year.

Today I’d like you to take 10 minutes to write down everything you’ve accomplished this year. Write down anything and everything you think of, writing related or not.

After 10 minutes, take a look at your list. Is it longer than you expected? Are there a few big accomplishments that you’ll be proud of for years to come? Have you made big strides towards a successful writing career? Lost weight? Stopped smoking cigarettes or eating so much fast food?

In 2014 I edited two novels, blogged regularly, created a booklet of 110 free novel planning resources for anyone who subscribes to my newsletter, wrote a new novel, and wrote articles for a wide variety of Canadian companies. I’ve also done three edits on a novella and submitted it to an ebook publisher yesterday. Oh, and I got engaged. I bet you’ve accomplished some pretty great things too, so let’s take a moment to celebrate.


Whatever you’ve accomplished this year, I want to hear about it so we can celebrate together. Let me know what you’ve accomplished in the comments below, and if you’re willing to share your goals for next year I’d love to hear them too!

Oh, and to celebrate your accomplishments, take a moment to enter this giveaway for a chance to win some awesome ebooks:


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6 thoughts on “What have you accomplished this year? (Giveaway Included)

  • Wow, Dianna, you’ve really had a great year! We wish you many more.

    We had three e-books published this year, which was pretty exciting, as well as tiring. 🙂 And we’re on track to do three more next year.

    Looking forward to 2015!

    Helen & Lorri

  • Eric James Spannerman

    In 2015:
    – I got a promotion in my day job.
    – I published my first eBook, “Applied Natural Magic.” I’m now getting all sorts of help from Dianna on promoting it.
    – My parents and I went on a trip to Normandy to see the WWII battlefields. We’ve talked about this for years, and finally decided that we need to quit talking about it and get it done. It was a great trip.
    – My daughter moved out of the house and set up her own apartment. This is something she’s been working toward for several years, and I was happy to help with this milestone.

    So, it was a big year for me. Thanks for the invitation to talk about it. 🙂


    • dlgunn

      I think you might have meant “In 2014”, although of course I’ve heard talking about your goals like they’ve already happened is a good way to make it true(or maybe just make people think you’re nuts).

      Congratulations on all your accomplishments in 2014! I hope 2015 brings you many book sales and lots of new accomplishments.

  • I survived the year no matter who died.
    I edited and did a rewrite on two novels, and I am planning out the rest of the series to follow suit.
    I did 15 courses in school this year.
    I went to the states twice.
    Went on all the roller coasters in Dollywood, and went on one like 7 times.
    I ate lots of vegetables.
    I tried really hard not to be angry and not let people walk over me.
    I said no.
    Next year I want to finish a book, and have the series aligned.
    I want a work term.
    I want to resist chaos and be happy.

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