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 Post subject: 1 Year: $12K Debt Erased, 1 Novel Written!
PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 9:07 pm 

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It's been quite a year. I started blogging and reading up on personal finances in February of '07. I had two goals when I began: get out of debt, and finish my novel. Through a lot of hard work, encouragement from bloggers like JD, and help from my writing community, I've traveled a long way towards both goals. In the last couple of months, I finished the novel (re-writes to come!) and paid off almost $12K in debt! I paid off my car loan, getting rid of that 9% APR, so I now own my little Civic, free and clear! My Visa and Mastercard loans shrank from $8,400 to $2,400 (and I plan to get the rest paid off soon!). The biggest thing for me has been all the small things: small steps towards my goals have taken me farther than my biggest dreams ever did. A page or two a day turned into a 450 page novel. A few dollars here and there erased $12k in debt.

I haven't finished my journey; in fact the exciting thing is I now know that the journey doesn't end, it just evolves! As I firm up my finances, I can consider buying... gasp... investment property! Now that I'm done with this draft of my novel, I'm into the dreaded revisions, and looking at the market to see who might eventually buy my baby. '07 was a fun year, and I hope '08 will be even better!

P.S. -- I still can't spell, however. If you see massive errors in spelling and grammar, don't worry, I have a friend who's a professional editor, and she goes over my stuff :)


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 11:35 pm 

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Congrats!


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Well done, that's quite an accomplishment. Keep up the good work!


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Congrats... what genre is the novel in?

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Hooray!


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kmull wrote:
Congrats... what genre is the novel in?

thanks kmull, it's fiction--a bit of a love story


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 Post subject: Congrats!
PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 6:55 pm 

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How inspirational! I really admire that your financial goals remained a major priority.


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 Post subject: Re: Congrats!
PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 6:33 pm 

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Dani wrote:
How inspirational! I really admire that your financial goals remained a major priority.


Thanks everyone! I really appreciate the kind words!


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 7:20 am 
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Great work. I love reading success stories like this. I love the fact that people can and do succeed when they put their minds to it... :)


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 Post subject: Goal(s) Achieved
PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 12:36 pm 

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Great job! Keep us posted. I love a good love story.

It seems that once a person puts there mind to it and writes out a path... Well, its essential to making wonderful things happen. I hope that 2008 proves be a even greater year for you! :wink:

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 4:44 am 

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That's really impressive. Are you giving out autographed copies of the book? :D

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 Post subject: Great story
PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 10:09 am 

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Its funny I am trying to do the same thing. I paid off my car for the first time and I have been writting short stories just for fun. I think I will spend some more time in this forum. The stories are great.


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Congratulations! I used to write stories online, and I keep trying to get back into it, but I keep putting it off. Great job accomplishing both of your goals.

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