2016 - what did I accomplish?

2016 – What did I accomplish?

I don’t know about you but when a new year starts, I’m always excited to see what it brings. Its funny how we always see the start of the year as a new time, a new start? Like it’s magic and everything is going to change… or be better…

Do you do this?

And then the end of the year comes and I always feel like I don’t know what I accomplished. And for some reason, it never feels like I did much… until I stop and go back through the year.

I definitely got a lot more productive in 2016. Not everything went as I would have hoped but it was a good year and I really did a lot of stuff.

So what did I accomplish?

1. I launched my 4th suspense/thriller

Deadly Ties

Here is one of the reviews for it:

“…The author has a marvelous talent for laying out numerous plot lines, and merging them with the skill of a surgeon. Many reviewers have covered the basic story-line and it is a complex one. I enjoyed the characterizations so much that they deserve a strong mention…” S. Burke

2. I held Writing Workshops for Women

The Write Workshop

Fiction Writing Workshop

Refine Your Writing Workshop

Self Publishing Webinar/Workshop

Here are some of the comments from my workshops:

“…opened up many doors that were previously closed. Clearly explained structuring, pros and cons and way too much to list everything. Splendid, inspiring and a good teacher.” B.J Pierce

“The Do’s and Don’ts of Fiction – very well done. I learned so many things to keep readers interested. Excellent…” Lili Brown

3. I created a course

Mastering the Art of Writing the Catchy Fiction Book Blurb

Here’s what is being said about it:

“…I thought the course was superb. The amount of detail, the examples and the practical advice are truly beneficial for seasoned authors as well as novices. Glenna Mageau’s style is easy to listen to, simple to follow and very nurturing as she takes you step-by-step through the process. Where blurbs are often an afterthought to all but the largest publishers, Glenna breaks it down into an eye-opening process that could mean all the difference in whether a reader buys a book. This course is strongly recommended…”
P. M. Terrell – award-winning author of more than 20 books and founder of the Book ‘Em North Carolina Writers Conference and Book Fair

4. I started the Membership –

Women Writes Movement

5. I finished writing book 5

Split Seconds – Book 3 in The Caspian Wine Series
(Book One – Captured Lies, is available for free, here.)

There was truly a lot more to my year than I realized. And this is just the big stuff. There was a lot more small stuff and some different ventures. As I mentioned some things went really well and some things… not so much. Rather than focus on what I had hoped would be the outcome, of those things that didn’t go so well, I chose to look at them and what I could learn from them. What did work. What would I do differently next time. So all in all, a very good learning year. 🙂

If you haven’t looked back at your year and all that you have done I urge you to.

You might just be surprised by all that you’ve accomplished. I know I always am.

There are always things that you have accomplished but maybe you don’t really think it’s a big deal. But it is.

What did you accomplish in 2016?

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