It's the first Wednesday of the month, which means it's time for another action-packed installment of the Insecure Writers Support Group. (Click on the link for more information and a complete list of participants...)
This month's amazing co-hosts are: Mary Aalgaard, Bish Denham, Jennifer Hawes, Diane Burton, Gwen Gardner.
This month's (optional) question asks, "How do you celebrate when you achieve a writing goal/finish a story?"
It depends upon the goal.
More often than not, I just get irritated with myself for not having achieved the goal sooner, but it has been suggested that perhaps that particular approach may not be the healthiest one ever, so I am trying not to do that anymore. (With mixed results, naturally.)
When I finally published my debut novel (fine, my only novel...) Effigy, I celebrated a little bit differently.
I bought swords.
I really love swords. I told myself that if I one day released Effigy into the world, I would treat myself to a matching pair of short swords. My significant other was like, "Can't you just eat a lot of cake?" To which I responded, "Oh, I'm going to do that, too."
And I did.
And yeah, maybe I bought a matching dagger, too.
They're pretty awesome. If I do say so myself. (I understand if I am saying so myself...) Plus, it totally inspired me to want to write and publish another book so that I could add to my collection. Three and a half years later, I am...getting closer to accomplishing this goal.
Which means that I am getting closer to needing to decide upon what to add to my collection next. A double-bladed battle axe? A nice broadsword? A trebuchet? (That could be one way to encourage my loud neighbors to stop being loud neighbors...)
Or perhaps I should just stick with the cake.
How about you? How do you celebrate your writing achievements?
Thanks for stopping by today, everyone. Have a great Wednesday!