When I volunteered to fill in on the blog today, I found a good-hearted challenge in my inbox. ‘Why don’t you brag about yourself?’ So I thought I might give it a go…
Mission Accomplished? This is a lot harder than it sounds.
Why is it so difficult to brag about ourselves? It isn’t that I’m not proud of things I’ve worked hard to achieve. And it isn’t that I’ve ever lacked encouragement. One of the things which has shaped my life, is that I’ve always had the good fortune to have people around me who tell me that they’re proud of me. There just isn’t anything which springs readily to mind.
But, since I’ve already said I would, I’m going to close my eyes, concentrate hard and give it another try. What am I most proud of today?
I’m proud that my fifteenth book was accepted last week. And that the editors have already given it a gorgeous title ‘The Doctor’s Diamond Proposal’.
I’m proud that so far I’ve walked over 360 miles of the ‘1,000 miles in 2016’ challenge that I took on in January. A little slowed down by blisters in the last couple of weeks, but I’m not giving up.
I’m rather proud of my photograph! I’m not the world’s greatest photographer so it’s always a bit of a surprise when my photos come out even slightly well. This is one that I’ve taken for my new website, which I’m working on at the moment and is due to be unveiled next month.
I’m so proud that I’m about to be published in Hungary for the first time! Next month sees the release of the Hungarian version of ‘The Enigmatic Surgeon’ and there are two more titles to be released later on in 2016.
So that’s my bragging done for the day, and I have to say that I rather enjoyed it. I’d love it if you’d join me. Take a deep breath, blow your own trumpet as loudly as you can, and make me proud!