Today is my sister’s wedding anniversary (and by typing this, hopefully I will actually remember to wish her a happy anniversary today) but it’s also Day 26 check-in!

I’d like to give away another prize from our huge prize arsenal today! Today’s winner is…

Daniel R. Davis!

Congratulations! Stop by our goal-setting post, and choose your prize from those still listed. Email Denise at d(at)denisejaden(dot)com with your choice and we’ll get it out to you as soon as possible.

And if you didn’t win, there are still LOTS of great prizes to be won, so keep checking in each day…


We’re in the final stretch, folks! Only a few days left to meet those goals. In keeping with the “S” theme, today’s topic is success. Specifically, success when you aren’t successful.

For those of you who reached your goals, you are awesome! And those of you who didn’t, you are also awesome! Because March Madness success does not necessarily mean completing what you set out to do. Every word you write toward your goal is progress and that progress is an achievement. I don’t know about you, but I count any achievements as a form of success. Without those, I’d have less words and more importantly, I’d be further from completing my goal than I am now.

Because, WIPsters, I will not complete my goal this month. I realize now it was too lofty to try to do an entire book overhaul in 31 days. I am likely going to end up 2/3 of the way done, which is great! I’m proud of that progress. Halfway through this month I realized I was going in the wrong direction and I had to backtrack a few chapters, so even though I dumped a lot of words and a lot of time, I needed to write those wrong ones to find the right ones.

So maybe, like me, you reached to far with your goals. Or life got in the way. Or you changed your mind or your heart. That’s okay. Because you still started your goal, which is just as important as finishing it.

How do you measure success if you are not successful at your original goal? Do you change your self-imposed deadline date once March is over or keep going as you are now?

And, of course, how did you do this week? I can’t wait to hear your progress!

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