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Set and celebrate your writing milestones Editor's Notes #100
June 15, 2011

The riders in a race do not stop short when they reach the goal.
There is a little finishing canter before coming to a standstill.
There is time to hear the kind voice of friends
and to say to one’s self: “The work is done.”
But just as one says that, the answer comes:
“The race is over, but the work never is done
while the power to work remains.”

--Oliver Wendell Holmes

In this issue:

1. Setting and celebrating milestones
2. Tickled my funnybone
3. Interesting Web site

1. Setting and celebrating milestones
What writing milestones have you set and celebrated?

This is the 100th issue of Editor's Notes, and while I was having my own private celebration about managing to turn out so many topics about the craft and business of writing, I had a twinge of conscience.

Every other year, at the end of December, I've provided a place for subscribers (and others) to announce and track their writing goals. Regular reminders go out automatically to help writers to stay on track.

This year, family crises got in the way. So there I sat, facing the middle of the year and celebrating my own milestone of 100 issues without the page for Writing Goals of 2011.

I've rectified that now, and the new page is up and functioning for those of you who find a little encouragement helpful.

I encourage you to submit your writing goal(s) using the form on the new page. Then when you meet your goals, remember to celebrate them.

Maybe you'll just want to quietly tell a friend. Maybe you'll treat yourself to something you like to eat or drink. Maybe you'll buy a new pen or resource book or piece of technology. Maybe you'll cash that cheque and smile all the way back from the bank.

Every time you celebrate a milestone passed, you reinforce the message to yourself that you can meet goals. All those milestones prove that you have what it takes to set and meet the next new one, too.


2.Tickled my funnybone
 Sarchasm : The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it. (From The Washington Post's Mensa Invitational)


3. Interesting Web site lists many interesting technological predictions from literature that have arrived -- and a few that haven't.


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