Setting goals is important. So is celebrating your success once you have reached that goal. At the beginning of 2012 I decided my goal was to reach 100 publications. These publications would include my photography, articles, poetry and short stories. I figured if I had 100 publications in various places and had variety it would set a good foundation for my writing career.
In April of 2012 I celebrated 50 publications. To celebrate the halfway mark, my best friend, David took me out for a special dinner, gifts, a cake and the icing- he had my 50th publication framed with a big “50” on it. It was a good moment and I was glad I had someone special to share it with.
On December 1st of 2012, my editor Carole from the Riverview Park Review community newspaper came to my house personally to drop off the latest issue of the paper which contained my 100th publication in it. It was very exciting. I had told my four kids that when I reached my goal of a hundred publications I wanted all of us to go out for supper together at my favorite pasta place-Robbie’s on St.Laurent.
It was no small task trying to round up all four kids (aged 11, 12, 14 and 16 at the time) for a night out. All my kids have their own activities and social calendars. I was so excited. The night finally arrived and we did it-we had supper together at Robbie’s and celebrated!
“I write to give myself strength.I write to be the characters that I a not. I write to explore all the things I am afraid of.”