IWSG March

Hey, hey. It's time for IWSG in March! The Insecure Writer's Support Group is a network of writers and we post about our insecurities and writing on the first Wednesday of every month. Come check out the group right here
This month's question:

How do you celebrate when you achieve a writing goal/ finish a story?

Umm...I'm not sure if I do? I've given up on two projects in the last year alone, so I'm climbing the mountain on an outline and trying to sort of write a creepy short story that I keep putitng on hold because I have a limited amount of time to write. 

But at the end of a story or finally finishing that chapter or finally figuring out the key to a character's journey--how do I celebrate? 

I breathe a sigh of relief and move on to the next thing.


  1. We need to celebrate more! Maybe smaller things, like acknowledging it and being happy and maybe taking a night off to watch Netflix, when it something smaller, but finishing something bigger, like a first draft, deserves a treat, I think. I celebrate when my books come out, but I need to celebrate finishing stuff more. It's a big deal! You should give yourself a treat after each finished outline. :) I gave myself a treat when I finished formatting. LOL!

    1. I mean, I watch TV or a movie or have dinner with friends specifically after I finish a draft or whatever, but since I haven't really finished anything all year...nothing yet.

  2. A sigh of relief is needed! Appreciating the little things in life are often under rated.

  3. I am fascinated to learn how few of us reward ourselves (me included). I wonder if any of us will change our habits. Maybe?

  4. A creepy short story sounds like a great read! Even a small celebration for progress can be fun.

  5. Our celebrations are so short-lived, aren't they?

    But that's how I celebrate, too, unless it is a novel, in which case I get myself a well-deserved drink or two.

  6. Sorry to hear you've had to shelve a couple of plots, but your creepy story sounds like a win!


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