Thursday, December 17, 2015
Celebrate the Small Things 18-12-15
This post is part of Lexa Cain's bloghop, Celebrate the Small Things. Head on over there to join up!
So what am I celebrating this week?
It's almost the end of the work year! I have two and a half days to work next week, then I'm on holiday until January 10th. I can't wait. It has been a good year, but it has also been a very busy year. I've learned a tremendous amount in my new job which is great, but it has also been a lot of hard work. I'm looking forward to the break to relax a little and refresh myself for what already looks like a very busy 2016.
My kids finish school for the year today. My oldest is leaving elementary school and moving to middle school. We had his Year 6 graduation on Wednesday which was a rather over-the-top affair for a bunch of 11 year olds (if you ask me). But he had a great time and we were very proud of him winning one of the teachers' special awards. After the awards the parents had to leave while kids had dinner and a dance. My son even managed to work up the nerve to dance with the little girl he's had a crush on since they were in Year One.
I finished my revision on Sidewalks and turned it in to my agent. Hitting send on that one was SUCH a relief! The following day I heard back from her about my revision of STUMPED and she loves both the new endings! But I have an idea how I can incorporate both into the final book, so that's my project over the next week. And to make me feel even more positive, my agent also sent me a proposal for something she thinks might be a good fit for my out-of-print book! All of a sudden I'm feeling more positive about this whole writing thing.
I've read some fantastic books this year, many of which I've talked about here on the blog. If you want to take a look, Goodreads kindly assembled a list for me...
What are you celebrating this week?