Thursday, March 1, 2012

Make It Happen!

First off ~ I would like to give a HUGE shout-out to my CP, Chantele Sedgwick. She just signed with a PUBLISHER!!! Whoot-whoot! If you haven't got to read her big announcement, hop over and read it. I love the story because she didn't give up! She knew she had something that deserved publishing and she made it happen!

I wanted to use that as a reminder to ALL of us! We CAN make it happen! Never stop believing in yourself, because the only way to ensure that you NEVER get published is by giving up.

Now I want to bring you guys up to date on a goal of mine. I set this in January, and my goal is to be finished with the first draft of my current WIP by March 31st! 

Since it is March 1st, I felt it necessary to make you aware of this, holding myself more accountable. I am currently around 38K and it will probably be around 55K.

I CAN DO IT! I CAN DO IT! (Yes,  I know that I sound like the little engine that could... but that's the point right? He could!!!)

I am plastering this goal everywhere so that it is embedded into my subconscious - making sure that I finish on time! More than that though --- I have to write! And I am! I can't wait to have this baby complete and ready for the editing and revision process! *squee*

Now share one of your goals or success stories!

35 comments:

Mark Koopmans said...

Whoot! Whoot!

And, you can soooo do this, Leigh. Full confidence in you, so full steam ahead... go ahead now, little train, yes that's it.. keep turning those wheels... what? You want to make the noise out of your little chimney? You do?... go *write* ahead....

WHOOT! WHOOT!

There you go...and away went the little engine that could, well on her way to making her latest goal.

Meanwhile the navigator/narrator scratched his bald head and wondered... whatever happened to Choo! Choo!

Jade Hart said...

You can do it Leigh :) My goal is to have my WIP edited to gleaming and land my dream agent by the end of 2012. (oh, with a movie contract - not too much to ask... right? RIGHT? ) lol. Dreams are the best :)

Kyra Lennon said...

We will be here to cheer you on, you can do it!

I really need to figure out a goal for this month - and I need to do a blog post later, so I'll let you know! :D

Juliana said...

Woot! Congrats to your CP!

You can do it!

S.P. Bowers said...

You can do it! Good luck. Now get back to work.

The Armchair Squid said...

Nice to meet you and good luck with your goals. Looking forward to A-Z. Take care.

Sarah Pearson said...

I have no doubt you can do it. My goal is to complete my first pass at revisions by the end of the month :-)

L.G.Smith said...

Well, if you don't make your goal, we'll be waiting with the hot coals. Now get back to work. It's March already. :P

Yeah, I woke up snarky today...

Maeve Frazier said...

Good for you! You can do it! You are an inspiration for us and our goals. I am changing mine up a bit. I'll get back to you on mine. :)

Talli Roland said...

Massive congrats to Chantele - fabulous! And yay for you, too. Of course you can do it. Go girl!

Tobi Summers said...

Good luck! You can do it!

Chantele Sedgwick said...

Thanks for the shout-out!! And you can totally finish your first draft. Since you have a group of crit partners that will beat you up if you don't. ;)

Laura Marcella said...

Congratulations to Chantele!!

You can do it, Leigh!! Go go go!!

Tara Tyler said...

yeah for chantele! and you can share some of that success as a good cp!

thanks for passing on the encouragement!

i'm rubber, you're glue
what you say bouces off me and sticks to you too!

=)

J. A. Bennett said...

You can do it awesome lady, becasue you are that cool. Now get to work *kicks butt* ;)

Nicole Mc said...

Yay for success stories. And YAY that we have the same exact goal. My birthday is on March 31st, so I plan on typing THE END, and then celebrating with some super indulgent dinner—not cooked by me—and a very naughty desert. Oh, and a trip to the bookstore. I'm so darn excited. WE CAN DO IT!!!!!!

Coleen Patrick said...

Love the inspiration! Happy writing--you can do it!! :)

Angela Cothran said...

I have total faith in you!!! And I can't wait to read it when you are done :)

elizabeth seckman said...

You go girl!!! Best of luck!

Ruth Josse said...

Leigh, I freaking love your positivity and enthusiasm. You'll totally rock this goal! I should probably make one of my own. I think goal season has come again!

And of course a huge YAY!!! for Chantele!!!

i'm erin. said...

I love those quotes. Especially James's quote. It speaks right to my heart. And I think about it everyday!

Krista McLaughlin said...

You can do it! :) Definitely can do it!

Michael Offutt, Tebow Cult Initiate said...

Get to work lady! You only got 30 more days. And yes you can do it.

Morgan said...

Leigh, I LOVE your energy! I'm right there with ya... you WILL do it... I have no doubt. And it will be fabulous ;)

Emily R. King said...

Keep talking yourself up, and it WILL happen. I believe in the power of being positive. Combine it with goal-setting, and you're on your way. :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

You can do it!!! And left Chantele a word of congratulations yesterday.

Rachel Schieffelbein said...

You can do it! Looking forward to hearing about your progress this month. :)

Cassie Mae said...

Oh I'm commenting by Ryan again. Distracted!

Okay, we gotta get together on this. I've got a wip I want done by the end of the month too. How about we both exchange them when we finish. Not to read (no pressure) but just to show off to each other. Agreed? :)

Trisha said...

That's awesome news for Chantele! wooot! and yes, YOU CAN DO IT!!! I keep telling myself the same thing ;)

Lara Schiffbauer said...

Just keep at it! You'll get it done!

Carrie Butler said...

If you don't finish by March 31st, I'll take away all of your chocolate. How's that for motivation? :D

You can do it, Leigh!

Kristin Baker Przybyla said...

Woo hoo, I know you can do it! That's a hugely exciting goal. Last night I figured out if I write 1000 words a day, I'll be done with my WIP's first draft probably by the end of this month too. It's both exciting and freaking me out at the same time!

Susanna Leonard Hill said...

I love stories with happy endings - hurray for Chantele! And best of luck getting your draft done - you CAN do it! We're all pulling for you :)

Leslie Rose said...

Yay for Chantele. Exciting. You go, Leigh. You can do it and have a blast along the way.

eva fhadilah said...

Banned complain !! Complaining only causes life and mind become more severe. Enjoy the rhythm of the problems faced. No matter ga life, not a problem not learn, so enjoy it :)

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