12 Milestones Every Writer Can’t Wait to Finally Reach

Meg Dowell Writes

1. Finishing a first draft of a project for the first time.

2. Getting the job/gig/Finding the agent you never knew you wanted.

3. Having someone ask to read your work … and they actually do it willingly. 🙂

4. Having a well-rehearsed answer for the “What do you write about?” question.

5. And the “Have you published a book yet?” question.

6. Getting positive feedback that’s more helpful than “Good job! Keep writing!”

7. Getting negative feedback that’s obviously just from trolls. (It’s not quite as hurtful then. Sort of. Sometimes it’s kind of fun.)

8. Actually sort of maybe feeling like you know what you’re doing.

9. Publishing their first Big Awesome Thing.

10. Winning (or even being nominated for) an award. Even just a small one. It feels good to be rewarded for hard work.

11. Being recognized as an authority figure in your niche.

12. Truly…

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About Anna Dobritt

Anna Dobritt is an independent eBook author and an indie publisher of RPG PDFs and fantasy maps through Cartography Unlimited for RPGs. She loves to read and write, and lives in Michigan. Anna enjoys watching Dr. Who, both the classic episodes from the 1960s-1980s and the current episodes. Anna has three trilogies in the queue: Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe – Volume 1: The Beginning has been released, and Volume 2: Discovery, is going through the editing and revision process, with plans to self-publish in 2016. Volume 3: Truth is currently being written. Two other trilogies are The Archivist — Lenara Lenquil Adventures, and the Guardian Blades Trilogy. Anna has self-published Volume 1 of the Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe titled The Beginning; three short stories: The Hunter, First Raven, Raven Voice; a novelette titled Raven Flight, and a collection of short fiction titled Whispers from Within. Where the imagination soars on glowing wings! May the words ever flow!
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