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Saturday, June 30, 2012

12x12x12 Halfway There!!!!! Party!!!!


Yes, we are midway through the year and I have a few stories that I really like. A few that needs a LOT of help and a few more still rattling around in my brain waiting to get a chance to shine. Problem is, I'm having a hard time finding the time to sit down and let them out :(  But I'm not going to let that stop me from participating in Julie Hedlund's wonderful challenge of creating 12 stories in 12 months this year of 2012! 

Time may be making it hard to keep up with my monthly manuscript, missed the month of May :( but it has not all been bad! 

The time that I have had has been well worth it. :D :D :D My eleven year old niece has taken an interest in writing! :D Her mother said she was inspired from watching me always sitting at the computer typing away on my stories that she decided to sit down and write her own! I'm so excited. I want to keep her enthusiastic about writing. I am thinking of helping her start a story blog to encourage her to keep writing.

So yes, I will keep on keeping on. I will FIND time to sit at my computer or in a chair with a pen in hand and write, write, write. And if there is nothing excitingly creative going on up stairs, I will edit, edit, edit until inspiration comes knocking on my door :D and I will continue to encourage my niece to keep writing too :D

Anybody up for cake? :D :D :D :D

21 comments:

Romelle Broas said...

I love the fact that you've inspired your niece to write. That is the biggest accomplishment! Congratulations. I also love the decadent looking cake. It's made up of my three favorite things- strawberries, chocolate, and cake!

Beth Stilborn said...

So wonderful that you have inspired your niece to begin writing her own stories. As Romelle says, that is the biggest accomplishment of all. Congratulations on all your accomplishments in the first half of the year -- here's to the second half! May joy and picture books abound!

Sheri M Cook said...

The cake looks fabulous! I hope that you will find your time to write write and write some more! Wishing you continued desire and accomplishments through the 12x12in2012 Pictue Book Challenge!

Heather said...

That's fantastic that you inspired your neice, I love that! Definitely worth celebrating. My progress isn't where I want it either, but we're moving forward and that's the important part.

Ms Saba (aka Teacher007.5) said...

Thank you ladies! Yes, it is really exciting that my niece has gotten bit by the writing bug :D

Sanaa said...

Since the age of 12 I tried to write stories. English lit was my favourite class at school and the only class I excelled in. Now my oldest daughter and son write fabulous stories and they are nearly 7 and 8. I hope they enjoy writing as much as I do.

Julie Hedlund said...

Wow! The fact that you've inspired two others to take up the keyboard is fantastic - especially an 11 year-old. Plus you have 5 manuscripts written. That's success aplenty!

Rena J. Traxel said...

Cool! Best of you luck to you and your niece.

Donna L Martin said...

Let me add my congratulations to the rest of the others! You have created a legacy which will live beyond your lifetime and who knows how many lives your niece will touch with her writing?

Donna L Martin
www.donasdays.blogspot.com

Carter Higgins said...

Woo! Stories! Kids! And cake! Cheers to halfway!

Penny Klostermann said...

Sounds like 12 x 12 has been very successful for you! It is so excited that you have inspired others! Keep writing!

Tina Cho said...

Woohoo! You inspired your niece! That's awesome! Beautiful cake! Did u make it?

Julie Rowan-Zoch said...

I agree with the others here at the party! I bet you've already shared this support with your niece - only wonder how she reacted! Thanks for the cake too!

Deb Lund said...

Yay! You said it all in a word for each of our months: write, write, write, edit, edit, edit! Way to go...

moonduster said...

That cake is gorgeous! And I love that your 11 year old niece has been inspired to start writing! My kids write and keep blogs too! It's always been a great way to keep them inspired!

Happy Halfway! :)

Julie Rowan-Zoch said...

I don't know how my earlier comment on this post is absent, but I sure would not have wanted to miss your 'party'! Wholehearted congrats at the halfway mark!

Heather said...

What a wonderful connection to have with you niece-a shared passion! Congratulations and happy halfway.

Ms Saba (aka Teacher007.5) said...

Thank you all for your wonderful comments and stopping by to celebrate with me :)!!!!
I can't wait to let my niece read everyone's comments and encouragements. :)

lynnadavidson.com said...

Congratulations on your writing accomplishments in the first six months.
It's delightful that your niece is following in your footsteps as a writer. :)

viviankirkfield said...

Congratulations on six months well-spent!!!!
I am visiting family in Chicago and spent Sunday with my sister, nephews and their families...one of their local schools participates in a Young Author's program...and 8-year old Leigha (my great-niece) wrote a story that was selected and is now being performed all over the country by a touring theater company...my nephew has promised to email me the information and links and I will do a post on my blog about it. Every school should jump on board. :) It's wonderful when children become readers and lovers of books...and amazing when they become excited about writing...good for you, Saba, for being a super role model!
Best of luck in the second half of the year and happy writing!

catherinemjohnson said...

That is fabulous, then you can sit and write with your niece and everyone is happy!


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