Whatever your profession or goals in life, it is important to make note of your successes. I don’t believe we should rest on one success for the rest of ours lives. I do believe however, that it’s important to make a note of successes so that you can review these over time. They can be a great encourager!
Recently New Blood, book #1 in the Thoroughbred Breeders series received a delightful review over at the Equestrian from Crete. Reviews whether full of praise, constructive criticism or even negative comments can help an author to see how their works have been received – and where improvements can be made. But let’s face it, nice reviews are just that – nice!
Quoting from Christina’s review:
“With precise descriptions, clear language and an engaging story, Meunier has once more proven that she has exceptional creative writing skills. I truly felt that I was at a large stud in Victoria, Australia, watching a young lady take care of horses and gossip with her friends about a handsome young farrier. Meunier’s deep knowledge in equestrian is clearly demonstrated here, as she provides a plethora of details of the equine breeding practices. The reader can literally feel that they are witnessing an equine birth.”
Wow! This was such a lovely review to read. If you take the time to make a note of your successes, this can help you in many ways.
- You can put together quotes to show potential clients (in my case, readers) what others think of your product.
- Or you can use these notes to help yourself bounce back from a negative occurrence. It’s important to always keep pushing forward – to create more and try again. Documenting successes can help to motivate you to achieve more. They are a good thing!
What success have you documented and why?
A writing update – Thoroughbred Breeders #4 is nearly finished! I hope to complete it in March and have it edited shortly after. If you want to be one of the first to know about it’s release, be sure to sign up to my author updates.
Equine Authors United – have you check out Kate Lattey’s books? She writes some great descriptive novels about the show jumping world in the eyes of four teenage girls in New Zealand.