Success in 2019!


Happy Almost New Year’s Eve Everyone!

Children’s author Julie Hedlund ( challenged participants of her 12 Days of Christmas for Writers series to post SUCCESSES (rather than resolutions) on our blogs this year. She believes the way New Year’s resolutions are traditionally made come from a place of negativity – what DIDN’T get done or achieved in the previous year.  Instead, she suggests we set goals for the New Year that BUILD on our achievements from the previous one. I decided to participate in this Anti-Resolution Revolution! Here is my list for 2019.

  1. My haiku “Poppies” won First Place in the Columbia River Reader (CRR) Haikufest Contest.
  2. My story “Socks for the Win” placed Fifth in Susanna Leonard Hill’s (SLH) Valentiny Contest.
  3. I had eight feature articles or essays published in the CRR.
  4. I finished the Institute for Children’s Literature (ICL) Writing for Children and Teens course.
  5. I was recommended for (and began) ICL’s Writing and Selling Children’s Books
  6. I entered SLH’s Halloweensie Contest.
  7. My story “Sweeter Than Honey” placed Second in the Oregon Writer’s Colony Short Story Contest.
  8. I learned that “Sweeter Than Honey” will be featured in the 2020 Salal Review, Lower Columbia College’s Literary Journal.
  9. I submitted stories and poems 16 times.
  10. I increased my Twitter followers from 500 to 1650.
  11. I read 58 books.

This sums up the very small to the significant. As the New Year blooms, I look forward to many more successes – for you and me! Share your successes in 2019 with us and we can celebrate together!

Happy Creating, Tiffany



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