Blow Your Own Trumpet!

...or trombone!
In a recent post Nick said.... 

"We do have the Celebrations column on Words & Pictures, but what about a celebrations forum for lesser achievements – finishing a book say, or even a particularly difficult chapter?" 

So here it is!


Writers and illustrators please tell us in the comments about anything that during the last month has made you go 'yippee!' or 'I'm really pleased with myself' or 'aahh I feel good about that'.

For this post, relaxing our self promotion guideline a little, we want you to shout about your achievements that may not yet have the external affirmation we all long for but nevertheless are achievements and should be commended.

So go on, Blow Your Own Trumpet and we'll be all smiles for you!


Over to you....


26 comments:

  1. Took time out from slogging over novel m/s to write a short story. Typing The End was almost as lovely as a G&T on a scorching summer's day.

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    1. Finishing something is always worth a huge WELL DONE!

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    2. Thank you, Jan. I didn't want to be first on your list but thought someone had to break the ice. Can we blow other Scoobies' trumpets sometime too?

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    3. Absolutely! It's one of those things SCBWI does really well.

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    4. I do like that aspect of short stories - well done, Rowena.

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  2. Well done for being first Rowena. I've finished the penultimate draft of The Best Witch. I shall definitely be celebrating when the last one has been done.

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    1. Oooh! How exciting. I loved your blog about how you arrived at The Best Witch. Can't wait to have a read.

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    2. Congratulations Maureen!
      That's been so quick!

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    3. Glad the muse is still with you, Maureen.

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  3. Ok here's my whisper - shortlisted for Southampton Short Story Comp.

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    1. Thanks Nick and Mark, though am a bit apprenhensive about the do to announce the winners - last one I went to was crushing as the readers must have liked my story but the celeb they got to do the final selection from shortlist so obviously didn't.

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  4. Congrats Jan!! That's brilliant news!

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  5. Thank you Mel and Rowena:)

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  6. I'm a little late to the party but will still try to make a tootle. I've summoned up the courage to start the 4th (and so far hardest) draft of my Middle Grade novel, and The Amazing Rejectomatic only needs seven more hits to become the most popular blog post I've written this year!

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    1. Nice one, Nick. Your blogs are so professional I can't imagine where you find time for writing fiction. Only seven more hits on the Rejectomatic, huh? Watch that space.

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    2. All power to that 4th draft writing elbow Nick!
      And congratulations on the genius that is the rejectomatic!

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  7. I finished my first picture book and started sending out to agents! thegreedyfish.com website is up and running and I am very nervous to hear what a publisher may have to say next Friday when he is viewing it!!

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  8. I landed a big newspaper illustration job for Mainichi Shinbun in Japan which I'm in the middle of drawing now, so it looks like I can pay the mortgage this year :) Children's books will have to wait, I've 2 on at the moment, both are on hold, eek. Not enough hours in the day etc etc

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    1. That sounds like a RESULT, congratulations John!

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