Friday 25 April 2014

Celebrate the Small Things - 25 April edition

Greetings everyone, it is time to CELEBRATE those small things again ;)

The rules are simple: post celebrations in your blog however big or small, sign up on the linky, and hop around and celebrate with others!

My celebrations for the week are:

  • Going out for a nice curry tonight to celebrate the boyfriend's birthday
  • It has only been a four day work week, which is nice
  • Celebrating my CP, JAWARDWRITES.COM making it as a finalist in lv14! Hurrah!

What are you celebrating this week?

Here's the linky...

Friday 18 April 2014

Celebrate The Small Things - 18 April

Hello and Happy Easter everyone! It is time to Celebrate the Small Things again!

The purpose is simple: celebrate the small things in life, whatever they may be, by posting in your blog. Sign up on the linky, hop around and celebrate with everyone!

I have done a small tidy of the list, and will do a proper one beg. May when the busy A-Z is over. If I accidentally deleted you, as ever, apologies.

My celebrations are:

  • A few days off work for Easter. In my old job I worked most public holidays so it is still a novelty to get them off! Hurrah
  • Seeing a good friend this week and having a good catch up with her.
  • Plans to see my Mum this weekend.
  • Chocolate Easter Bunny awaiting my eating ;)

How about you?

Here's the linky:

Friday 11 April 2014

Celebrate The Small Things: 11 April 2014

Greetings and time to Celebrate The Small Things again ;)

The premise is simple: post your celebrations of the week, however small, sign up on the linky, hop around and celebrate with others.

I know people are busy with A-Z this month, so if it is okay I will do the next tidy of the linky a few weeks into May. Just to give people a chase to miss a few/be busy in April, but I think it needs a tidy so I will schedule one in!

My celebrations of the week:

  • A nice chat with a co-worker about life, the universe and everything. It was good to get out of the office for half an hour and talk!
  • Supportive emails from lovely CPs - they are worth their weight in gold.
  • Facetime with my wee nieces ;)

Okay that's mine for the week - what are yours?

Here's the linky:

Friday 4 April 2014

Celebrate the Small Things: 4 April 2014

Greetings everyone!

Time to Celebrate the Small Things again. The aim is simple: to post small things you are celebrating, whatever they may be, and celebrate and hop around with others.

I am celebrating: 

  • a not too busy weekend when for once, I am hoping to do some writing.
  • The writing community, for helpful thoughts on my IWSG post, which I really needed.
  • Chocolate.

How about you?

Here's the linky:

Wednesday 2 April 2014

Insecure Writers Support Group: Starting Over

Greetings and it is time for another Insecure Writers Support Group. All information about this fine group can be found here but suffice to say it is a great place to share your insecurities and worries with a group of like-minded individuals!

This month I want to talk about Starting Over. That might be with a manuscript or with an agent search. Perhaps you part ways with a critique partner and have to find a new one. There's a lot of dusting yourself off and starting over in writing, I feel!

I have started to draft a new manuscript. It is lovely to be in the throes of a new idea, working it out, enjoy the first rush and tumble of words on the page. At the same time it is bringing up a lot of insecurity: how did I do this before? They are rubbish! I don't have time! Etc. It is difficult comparing a newly drafted chapter with the polished, edited chapters of my previous manuscript.

I am trying to keep going, blinkered to worries.

Any tips for starting over?