Friday, September 6, 2013

Small Celebrations

So it's Friday and that means it's time for VikLit's Celebrate The Small Things where participants blog about something they wish to celebrate from the past week. It can be related to anything you want—writing, reading, eating, sleeping, whatever. Click on the above link or the pic to the left for a complete list of participants (65, as of the writing of this post).

Anyway, here's what's made my list this week:

—The wonderful support I received from an amazing online writing community this past IWSG Wednesday. Lots of wisdom and encouragement was offered, and I truly appreciate it. Thank you, all.

—Also on the writing front, I had six scenes across three chapters in Second Nature that I wanted to finish this week, and I have since completed four of them. The fifth one was very nearly done, but it took a weird and unexpected detour at the last minute (which I simultaneously love and hate) so now I'm stuck in the weeds trying to work my way back out. Which is great because I love having to bushwhack my way through my own book. (Yeah, that's a little sarcastic. But only a little.)

—The Red Sox have been playing very well lately. Their lead in the AL East is now 6 games. Woot! This week they also have played some exciting games...most recently a huge blowout over Detroit (final score 20-4), and a extra innings win last night over the Yankees.

 —The Patriots are playing their first regular season game this Sunday. I am one of those crazy passionate fans who yells a lot at the television when her team is playing. Which is why a friend of mine recently posted this on my Facebook page:


She knows me so well.

Anyway, that's going to do it for me today. What are you celebrating this week?

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great weekend.

43 comments:

  1. Like the funny about football. Yeah, it applies to our house as well. Enjoyed the first game of the season last night. Tell me again why the Patriots got rid of Wes Welker?
    And glad you got so much encouragement on Wednesday!

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    1. I don't think the Pats got rid of Wes as much as Wes decided to go. I did NOT enjoy seeing him in orange last night.

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  2. Enjoy the football season. I miss the years watching the games with my Dad.

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    1. When I was younger, I couldn't stand football and almost never watched with my dad. And then, a couple of Thanksgivings ago, the Pats were playing Detroit and I'm pretty sure I scared the you-know-what out of my father (and the rest of my family) with my extreme fandom.

      Good times.

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  3. It was a great IWSG. Well done on completing some writing even if it still needs some work. Have a good weekend.

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    1. I figure that's what the next draft is for.

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  4. Great writing work this week!

    I'm celebrating getting up early and going out for two bike rides and a walk this week.

    And let's just see what happens when your Red Sox come to Tampa next week.... :) (I might be loyal to a fault - I'm a Rays fan even when they're not, uh, doing so well.)

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    1. That is the mark of a true fan. I get irritated when people only root for a team when they're playing well and winning.

      Plus, I'm a Red Sox fan, so I get it. We've had huuuuuuuge stretches of time when we haven't done so well.

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  5. I love the IWSG, everyone's always so supportive :) Great job on your scenes, and good luck with the rest!

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  6. I'm celebrating a three day weekend and hopefully a lot of catching up!

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    1. Oh, I love catching up. I never seem to quite manage it, but I love the attempt.

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  7. Everyone is getting prepared for football season. I'm just celebrating having a few hours to myself this morning! Have a wonderful weekend. :)

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  8. I'm all for anyone beating the Yankees. Evil empire...

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    1. Yes!

      I see t-shirts all the time that say "I support for two teams: the Red Sox and whoever beats the Yankees."

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  9. The online community and IWSG are just awesome!

    Hey you got some chapters down, that is all that matters, just refrain from pulling out your hair or something. Those unexpected turns really have a way of confusing the way feel about them... do we hate to love them or love to hate them? lol

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    1. No hair pulling. Just grumbling and mumbling.

      I do love to hate those story twists. Or maybe it is hate to love. I can never decide. =)

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  10. I think you're in good company on the football screaming. ;)

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  11. I'll loan you my pith helmet for your bushwhacking adventures, but my machete stays with me.

    Glad you've made such good progress!

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    1. No worries on the machete. I have a vast and varied sword collection. But I'll definitely take you up on that pith helmet offer.

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  12. Congrats on your progress!! I got turned around this last week too with my writing. I kept trying to write a scene as I'd plotted it out, but it was fighting me. And then in the shower last night I had a revelation lol, and figured out I'm taking the scene in the wrong direction. Anyway, good luck getting out of your tangle! :D

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    1. I love those shower revelations. I have a set of bathtub markers for just such an occasion. Sadly, I haven't had to use them in a while.

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  13. Unexpected detours are always interesting, both in writing and reading. Best with the bushwacking!

    And had a lot of fun last night watching both the Red Sox and Wes Welker. We don't get to defeat his team till Thanksgiving, but I'm sure looking forward to Sunday's game!

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    1. I didn't watch much of Wes. One look at him in orange and I had to change the channel.

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  14. Well, I'm still basking in the afterglow of that wonderful Broncos win last night. Ooh, and speaking of celebrating the small things, just wanted to thank you again for Wes Welker. As you can see, we're taking good care of him. :)

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  15. Sounds like a great week. I am not a football fan, but I do love the joke from your FB.

    Rhonda @Laugh Quotes
    Visiting from the Celebrate bloghop

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    1. It's really quite perfect for my house on game day.

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  16. Sounds like you're making good progress with your story. Enjoy your football game! :)

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  17. Yay for 4 completed chapters! It's SO much fun when things take unexpected turns :) When I watched football on a regular basis, I'd yell, too. And throw popcorn :)) Love the funny!

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    1. I was exciting about the completed chapters, too. Then I remembered I'd just have to start the next one now. =)

      I don't tend to throw popcorn, but that's probably just because I don't make it.

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  18. Sounds like a good week. The book may have taken an unexpected turn, but that can be fun, too. Either that or you have to give it a scolding and order it to behave :)

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    1. Yes, they can be fun. When it's happened in the past, it's led to something awesome, so I assume that'll be the case here as well, but until I get there, it's irritating.

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  19. Nice post, great blog, following :)

    Good Luck :)

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  20. I like detours in my writing. Sometimes. Well, only if they take me somewhere interesting.

    At the moment I'm celebrating the car repair that was half the price I thought it was going to be. My car died on Thursday, and I expected the worst. Turned out, it wasn't as bad as I expected. Hooray!

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  21. I always like following those little detours in the book.

    I wish I liked football, people seem to love it so much.

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  22. I always like following those little detours in the book.

    I wish I liked football, people seem to love it so much.

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  23. Your writing is coming along nicely. You got a good percentage accomplished.

    And yay to the "IWSG" aka "I Was Seeking Gary." Sorry, I'm delusional.

    Oops, I would say Toronto Blue Jays...And I'm devastated that the B.C. Lions lost to the Hamilton Tiger Cats, speaking of football! :)

    Gary

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  24. Ooh, looks like you have a lot of great things to celebrate this week. Good luck with the unexpected detour your writing took!

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  25. Lots of great celebrations! IWSG is a great time of the month, ever inspiring.

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