Count Your Blessings: Celebrate Your Accomplishments

Logo of NLP Marin and smiling face of instructor, Carl BuchheitMany authors live in the future, in a time when their stories are written and readers are clamoring for more, or for a time when you have already written and are enjoying the fruits of your labor.

I know I fall into this category. LOL

So, one of the things I’ve been learning to do is count my blessings, and recognize my accomplishments.

On this first day of the year, along with my husband I like to record my accomplishments. He and I do it together because we’re each other’s best cheerleaders.

I hope you’ll share some of your accomplishments with us here in the comments, or at least to yourself. As I draft this list below, I’m getting a little teary eyed… Look at all you did, Beth, I whisper to my heart. Look and appreciate…

Here’s some of the things I am most proud of this year:

Products and Events


  • I started drafting a paranormal romance novella and a paranormal romance series.
  • I edited Book 2, Henrietta and The Dragon Stone, due out Spring 2013.
  • I edited Twitter for Authors. 🙂
  • In January 2012, Book 1, Henrietta The Dragon Slayer, was awarded Grand Prize as Best California Indie Author.



  • I traveled to Italy and France.
  • Ezra and I went to LA to the Men of Mystery conference.
  • We visited Monterey for the day, and had a weekend getaway in a small town south of Santa Cruz with friends.


With Clients

On a Business Development Level

I’m humbled and awed by what I accomplished this past, and I didn’t even list everything 🙂 I’m also a little sheepish, because I don’t want to seem like I’m bragging. Isn’t that interesting?

What blessings can you count? What did you accomplish that you’re proud of in 2012? You can only say positive things about yourself in the comments. Leave the ranting for another post!

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  • Janet says:

    Sounds like a fun year! Have never traveled to Europe yet but would love to. And capoeira looks so great! I’ve done other forms of martial arts but never tried this. I consider myself a writer but not a published one (yet) so I have to remind myself about my accomplishments and gratitude even if I may sometimes think I’m not a real writer.

  • Beth Barany says:

    Janet, Thanks for stopping by. Well, you’re a writer if you write! What martial arts have you done?

  • Liz says:

    Wow! What a great year! I am so impressed about the capoiera and well, everything else. Keep going. I know you’re going to have a banner year in 2013.

  • Such wonderful accomplishments! Way to go! I think I might do the same thing – actually write them down. I just sort of thought about what I got done this year in my head but writing them down seems like a great way to really cement it that you did great!

    And thanks for the mention as well! It has been wonderful and an honor to work with you. You’ve introduced me to some amazing authors and really helped my own business grow. I can’t thank you enough!

    Here’s to 2013 being the best ever – we’ll see if we can make that list twice as long!

  • Beth Barany says:

    Anastasia, Yes, write your list! And share it with us when you do. 🙂 It’s been a pleasure working with you too. May 2013 been awesome and the best year ever for you, too!

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