Here are a few of my celebrations/highlights from the past week:
1. The record heat finally came to an end! The temperature dropped so much that I was actually comfortable in Florida for the very first time in nine months. It's been mostly in the upper 60's, but there was one day where it was, like, 58 degrees. I didn't have to shave my legs. I actually wore a shirt with sleeves and pants that passed my knees. I wore socks and a flannel shirt. It was amazing. Of course, tomorrow, it's supposed to be back in the 80's. It was nice while it lasted.
2. Not only did I catch up on my editing goals, but I'm actually now ahead on my editing goals. I'm a little over halfway through the manuscript now. I vacillate between thinking, "This book isn't so terrible" and "this is the worst book ever written!" So I think that means I'm right on schedule, as far as the editing freak-out goes.
3. I received this picture of my brand-new great-nephew (That's right...I'm old enough to have a great nephew):
I have it on good authority that Effigy is one of his favorite bedtime stories. Suck it, Goodnight Moon!
4. I signed up for my first Florida book signing event-fair-thing! Sure, it doesn't happen until 2017, but I told a complete stranger that I had written a book and signed up for an event to promote said book. And hey, there might even be a second book by then. Wouldn't that just be crazy?
5. Speaking of crazy, I attended a local writers group meeting, and actually read something that I had written. I didn't hide under the table once! I think that's what the kids call 'progress.'
So that was my week in a nutshell. I'm headed back down to the editing cave, but first—How was your week?