Success only flourishes in perseverance -- ceaseless, restless perseverance.
--Baron Manfred Von Richtofen

Friday, November 13, 2009

Great Things


I have a few great things to talk about today. My short story "Highway Songs" was accepted for publication in the December issue of Residential Aliens. That's great. My Christmas story, "Shepherds and Kings," will soon be released in the collection Stolen Christmas and Other Stories of the Season. That's also great. I can't wait. This will bring my total published stories to an even dozen!

I am up to 85 followers! That's really great!

I also got some great awards. Diana at Writing Roller Coasters passed along another Heartfelt Award. Thanks, Diana. (What a cute picture, eh?)

And Michelle at The Surly Writer awarded me A Lovely Blog. (Another cool picture). Her blog is lovely, too.



But the great things I really want to talk about have to do with this post over at LDSPublisher's blog. Her suggestions for greatness include, write a lot, write well, write honestly, and write about great things. Great ideas, all. I've been thinking about the Great Things we can write about. What are they? Some that I thought of (in broad terms) are:

faith
families
love
friendship
loyalty
loneliness
loss
selfishness
sacrifice
laughter
strength
perseverance

This is no comprehensive list of "great things." What are your ideas on the subject?

10 comments:

L.T. Elliot said...

Congratulations on the publications and on the awards! I'm going to be published in Stolen Christmas too. =] Nice to know I'm beside such fabulous people. *hugs*

Linz said...

Congratulations!! I am so happy for your success! YOU are great!

tiff loves kent said...

congrats im so proud of you you are an inspreation

Aubrie said...

Congrats on your 12 published stories, Angie! That's a great list of words to write about. I'd like to add "Courage."

Wendy Sparrow said...

Congratulations on everything. That's wonderful.

Natalie Murphy said...

Congrats!!! You deserve all the lovely recognition =]

Tristi Pinkston said...

I really like your list. It gets me thinking.

Anna Flaa said...
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Anna Flaa said...

Congratulations.

Great post, as well. Good list. I think that some of the beauty of writing is to be able to write about great things using sometimes few words, simple stories, and small moments. Sometimes we think of Great Things in terms of sweeping story lines where something incredibly dramatic needs to happen and the audience needs to be flabbergasted by the story's end.

But I love the stories that tackle great things in a sometimes small way. Taking the sometimes unnoticed moments in life and finding the deeper, greater meaning.

Just the thoughts your list generated for me. :)

LDS_Publisher said...

You have a great story in Stolen Christmas. I was so pleased to add it to the book!

Congratulations on the other publications.