Rule C: Celebrate your writing successes


Linda’s Rules of Writing

Luxor's pyramind-shaped hotel with palm trees
I had such a big win in writing department that I treated myself to a trip to Las Vegas and stayed in a pyramid.  Aren’t those palm trees awesome?

We’re onto the letter C in Linda’s Rules of Writing of the A to Z Challenge, with a look at Celebrating your writing successes.

Too much about writing is focused on getting to the next word count. Sometimes, too, it’s important to pay attention to the successes, big and little.

Miasma was a complete disaster when I decided to take Holly Lisle’s How to Revise Your Novel course. I had a major problem with the story that very hard to diagnose. I’m not sure if I asked someone to beta read it they would have been able to pin down what it was, except that their comments would have pointed directly at it. I’d also discovered I wasn’t detail oriented, because they had exploded all over the book in an effort to eek up the too short word count (which resulted from the other problem).

I went through most of the course, got to lesson ten and the source of the problem revealed itself to me. It was such a huge find! I’d gone through four books trying to figure out what the heck the problem was. Finally finished that draft of the revision, and it was time to reward myself.

I went to Las Vegas for seven days.

It isn’t just about the writing. It’s about celebrating successes and having fun doing it.

What have you done to celebrate your writing successes?

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