Monday, June 21, 2010

Celebrate Monday

Happy Monday everybody. I missed you all and am thrilled to be back. And it’s time once again to celebrate ourselves. Tell us about something good that happened to you. Something that made you happy. Something that you did that made you feel good.

It doesn’t have to be big news or anything earth shattering. Small is good, too.

I’ll go first. My foot is healing and I’m up walking around. And with the time I’ve had to myself even with the surgery and the kids all home, I’ve managed to find the time to work on a novel I started writing bits and pieces of ten years ago. As of now, I have almost 18,000 words for it now, and pretty much everything laid out in my head. I’m hoping to have it ready for my crit group by the end of July so that I can take a look at edits while I’m getting ready for next year during August. It’s different than the novel I thought I’d be working on. I guess it’s genre, but I’m not too sure about these things. So we’ll see.

And speaking of time, given that I was pretty productive with it, I think I’m going to follow a lot of my fellow bloggers in our little corner of the blogosphere, and go to a Monday-Wednesday-Friday posting schedule. But I'll still try to get around to your blogs regularly. We’ll see how that works.

But enough about me. What about you? What’s making you happy and/or going well in your life? Share it with us and celebrate yourselves.


  1. I'm glad your foot is healing. And I'm so happy you're 18k into your manuscript.

    I have three days left of school (including today). At this point, I'm so burned out, have a zillion manuscript-related things to be doing - I need the break! I'm hoping to begin querying this week.

  2. I'm so glad you're back. you *sound* so relaxed. I'm glad you're feeling better and your foot is better. And wowwee, look at you 18k in a week. Geez, I was pretty proud of myself with 3500 words. I feel like a slacker now. Kidding.

    Best news this week, Genna & Tony had sex. hahahah I know, blew my mind too. Go read my post.

  3. Glad you're feeling better.

    I have gone 8 days without a ciggy. :D

  4. Woohoo about your foot feeling better!!! Woohoo for your novel having quite a few words racked up! I hope it continues!!

    Lisa Congratulations!!! 8 days is quite the accomplishment! You can do it!

    Hmm mine is simple, I'm looking forward to seeing my husband this evening. It's nice having him home for dinner everyday.

  5. I'm glad you are getting better. I finished some revisions this weekend. This made me happy.

  6. Hi,

    Glad to here things are going well on footy front, and word count zipping along.

    I'm happy at receiving a blog writer award from a reader non-writer which is up for grabs to all aspiring category romance authors. Just a warning: read the rules before copy-pasting because they are quite strict! Please pass on this snip of info!


  7. 18,000 words is a great start! I had a wonderful Father's Day, so I'm celebrating that.

  8. Glad the foot is doing well!! Keep pressing forward with the wip! 18K and counting ;-)

    I'm thankful that I spent some good mommy/daughter time with Emily this weekend. That always make me feel good!


  9. Congrats on your writing! Every word counts. And hopefully your foot is healed in no time.

    I landed a partial request in the recent QT blog contest. Still shocked about that. I haven't even started to query the novel yet. :)

  10. Glad to hear about the progress with your manuscript and foot too!

    Let's see. I am leaving on a trip with my gal pals this evening. Yeah!!!

  11. I'm very happy for your foot (and you, being attached to it and all), and I'm really looking forward to how the novel works out.

    And congrats to Stina and Theresa for being in the query stage, and to Piedmont for 3500 words.

    I guess I'm celebrating a very ridiculous quote I found, by chance, but it spoke volumes to me. I posted it on my blog so I'm also going to celebrate a blog posting!

    You can find the quote here, if you wish:

  12. I love your comment on Shannon's blog today.

  13. Welcome back!

    This is reason enough to celebrate :-)

    And something to make you smile...

  14. I'm glad your foot is getting better! No fun.

    Our news . . . getting ready to move. No fun either, but TOTALLY looking forward to it. :D

  15. Glad to hear that your foot is healing and you're doing well on the new work in progress. That is great! :)

    I have something small to make you happy. I gave you an award on my site, cause I always love coming over here and I've been following you for awhile so I figured you definitely deserved one for entertaining me all these months. :) You have to come pick it up. :)

    Just come to and click on our blog link to get it. See you there. :)

  16. Yay! Welcome back - happy to heae your foot is healing.

    For news, um... I got nothin', really. But the sun is out here, so that's good!

  17. Glad you're feeling better, and writing too! Happy summer to you :)

  18. Hello. My name is Lynn and I'm a food-aholic.
    Wait, wrong blog...LOL.

    Seriously, I'm celebrating another 2 pounds gone this week, bringing my weight-loss total to 125 pounds since last year. That is my happy news for the week.

    And, Sarah--I'm very glad your foot is better. :)

  19. Glad you're healing! Let me know how the MWF schedule goes. I need to find a groove--summer has upset my old one.

    And my happy thoughts? A community that comes together when disasters strike. It's inspiring to see. :o)

    Have a great week!

  20. Awesome! Congrats on getting 18,000 words -- that's amazing! I've been summering, and I think that's good news.

  21. I'm not really here...just a quick drop in to say: YAY!! I can't wait to get my grubby fingers and hungry eyes on it!!

    I'm pleased that your foot is healing and you're up and around....and writing!!

  22. Among other things my wife is retiring from teaching next week. Looking forward to the garden party at our home.

  23. I'm so happy the foot is healing.
    This is kind of sily, but this year I decided I was going to mow my own yard to save money. I bought a mower, self propelled, and I let my yard man go. The weather got hot--really hot. The last time I mowed I had to take several breaks. I asked myself, "What do you think you're doing?"

    What made me deleriously happy? This morning he came and mowed my lawn! I feel like a new woman.

  24. I am glad to hear you have time to write ;)!

    I wanna scream by good news from the rooftops :). I have a great man in my life that I can actually admit to at my blog :). YAY!!