In my first book, I remember the feeling when I was over 100 pages. I built that spot up in my mind as being a big deal, and so it was.
I remember finishing my first book.
Sending my first query.
Getting my first (of many) rejections.
Finishing my second novel.
The day I got a letter from Cedar Fort saying they wanted to publish my book.
The day I had two agents tell me they loved my story, loved my writing, but it just wasn't good enough.
Getting an offer of rep from an agent.
And yes, now I shamelessly self-promote because I got my cover this week and it was hands-down, easy, my best writer moment yet. Because Cedar Fort really does turn out beautiful covers.
The beautiful thing about all of this is that in EACH and EVERY project we start, we can create milestones - places for us to sit back and look at what we've accomplished.
Because writing is filled with places of happiness :D