Friday, 7 January 2011


I had this little post on Operation Awesome on Wednesday, but I also wanted to share it with you. 

So it's 2011. 

I'm not one for resolutions. I have the worst time remembering to take vitamins let alone stick to a resolution. And if anyone suggests giving up cookies, cake, or any form of confectionery, I may cry. Who am I kidding? I would cry. :)

But I do like to do one new thing each year. This year I invite you to join me in being extraordinary.

How? By continuing to write.

Each time you put pen to paper, open that word document/Scrivener to begin a new project (or think about a story/plot/main character) you are extraordinary.

Every word you write. Every revision. Each re-write. Every query sent. This makes you extraordinary.

Why are you extraordinary? Because you never give up. We write, we learn. We read, we learn. We query, we learn. Every part of this journey tests, inspires, challenges and frustrates us, but we learn.

We grow.

We do what we love. And by doing what we love, we are extraordinary. 

I don't know about you, but I think that's a great way to spend a year.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I'm still writing!

Jamie Grey said...

Thank you for the reminder! I find I forget how extraordinary it is to be a writer when I'm in the trenches thinking I suck!

I am going to try and remember that this year as I keep moving forward with finishing my WIP and starting to query!

Sarah Ahiers (Falen) said...

i'm glad i'm not the only one who forgets to take multivitamins...

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Oooh, me likes this post. Plus you reminded me that I forgot my vit D pill this morning. Again.

At least I do much better with my writing. :D

Katrina L. Lantz said...

Yay for being extraordinary! It's true. I don't know a single writer who is ordinary, and that's a good thing.

Melissa said...

Thanks for making this an extraordinary day! This post is so motivational and awesome. Best new years resolution!

Jessica Hill said...

Great post! Very inspiring.

I've kicked the new year off to a good start, I think. 3500 words written, and not one day that I didn't write at least a couple hundred words.

Happy writing! :)

Vicki Rocho said...

I'm with you...still writing!

WritingNut said...

Yay! Great post - thank you for the reminder. I'm still writing too :)

jdcoughlin said...

I love that. I have jumped into my writing again, and I am feeling so awesome. Plus, my writing is so much better. Here's hoping it lasts the whole 2011 right?!

Ellie said...

Yay for writing and being extraordinary!