Wow! I haven’t done one of these for awhile, so I thought I would as September for me this year (unlike the previous two years), has been a wonderfully happy month.  Not only is it that lovely spring time of year down here and my birthday month, but I have felt I have achieved something worth celebrating.

Attending our local SCBWI meeting with my new 12×12 writing buddies Allie and Kim, was fun, and we had a very informative guest speaker.

I managed to write my September manuscript in plenty of time, with the idea springing up while at work.

I finally joined a critique group, a lovely bunch of ladies from the 12x12in12, you could ever wish to have, who are generous with their wisdom, are patient and gentle, and nothing seems too much trouble.  They are extremely encouraging and I am already learning so much from them.

Yes, it has also been a month of overcoming fears and taking the offered hand of help from a couple of other dear 12x12in12 friends, sharing my work and revelling in the feedback.

To top this off I found out my shop has made it as a finalist in the Sustainability Section of the “Top Shop Awards” in our city.  I was also asked if I would put my shop forward for the National Award, how cool is that?

So October is sure to bring more delights for me to enjoy both in my work and in my writing with much revision to do.  Right now though I am off to look for something to wear for the black tie awards evening.  Oh and I have started walking after work each day, as I seriously need to lose some weight….


About Diane Tulloch

Known also as the Patientdreamer I am a writer who loves to dream, and is passionate about writing stories for the young so that they may join me in the wonders of adventure in countries and cultures afar, and in special moments to remember.
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16 Responses to “SEPTEMBER 12X12 CHECK IN”

  1. Darlene says:

    Congratulations all around. September was indeed a great month for you. I can feel the lightness in your step as I read your blog. I hope you find something fabulous to wear!

  2. Hannah Holt says:

    Yes, congrats on a month well done. So glad we can share our work.

  3. Wow — you’re on a roll. Congratulations! That’s quite an achievement! Hope you place in Nationals!

  4. Catherine Johnson says:

    Sounds like a fabulous month, congrats! I need to lose some weight too 🙂

  5. Congrats for everything Ms. Tulloch! I wish my month was as good (it wasn’t bad, just an OK month)! 😉

  6. Joanna says:

    What a great month September has been for you, Diane. I love reading such good news! I’m glad Spring is finally arriving for you!

  7. Hi Diane,
    Yes, the critique group has given me so much inspiration and help also…I think we have a super bunch of generous and lovely ladies who care!
    I’m sure I should know…but what type of shop do you have? Congratulations on the honor!!!!

  8. cassam101 says:

    How lovely you had a lovely month,that’s really what we want out of life to say we enjoy it. Your groups sound great and as Ive said before I may immigrate and join you. September was lovely for me because I was on holiday wish I could say that every month but have to live in the real one.

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