Writers are an insecure bunch.
I feel a need to toot my own horn.
So here's three things I can celebrate:
1) My author visit to a local middle school went so great, several students want to form a writer's club. How cool is that? They want me to come in whenever I can, after school every other Friday, and help them hone their craft. There's a lot of young talent out there, and I'm excited to help these 14 and 15 year olds find their voices. They have named their club The Write Place, and their first meeting is this Friday.
2) Around the holidays, I had a reader actually modify an action figure in honor of my main character in my steampunk series. Although I don't know much about the craft of action figure modification, I know this reader put a lot of effort into it. It always makes me happy when someone who has read my stuff actually likes it. And to have someone do something like this...wow.
3) The book trailer for my third book in The Mechanica Wars series is done. It's titled, Iron Warrior, and I'm really proud of this book. I always tell people that I write these stories to entertain. My writing is an escape. But there's a layer of some deeper, more profound stuff in my writing. And Iron Warrior, beneath it's kick ass steampunk awesomeness, has some depth to it.
Here's the trailer. If you have time, take a quick look-see and tell me what you think. Again, thanks to Enggar Adirasa's artistic superpowers.
How about you? What's something that you need to celebrate?