Thursday, November 16, 2017

Celebrate the Small Things 17-11-17

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?

In my day job I have been working on our business's annual report since June and yesterday it finally went to the printer.  I am definitely celebrating that because having it off my desk means I can focus my attention on the next big project I have, with a looming deadline in December.

I have been forced to abandon NaNo for this year, which is not something I'm celebrating, exactly, but certainly takes some pressure off.  I got edits on STUMPED from my publisher this week, and while they haven't taken me an enormous amount of time to turn around, I am now very behind the word count I need to win NaNo.

And next week is one of those weeks at work where three nights out of five I have to go to events or help at functions, so I would get even further behind.

I will keep working on the book in my spare time, but I doubt I will get anywhere near 50K by the end of the month now.  Especially if another round of edits comes in.

What are you celebrating this week?


  1. I'm celebrating picking up my postcards and bookmarks for my picture book, Dragonella that just came out last month. They look really good, I'm happy to say.
    Also, I just returned from the community center where I had to have a TB test Tuesday, since I am teaching my art club one day a week at another community center. Today's verdict? All clear.

  2. That's too bad about NaNo, but other things have to take priority. Sometimes life just gets in the way.

  3. Katie,

    I've never attempted the NaNo challenge but it does sound like something interesting to try at some point. I just need to find the motivation. So, glad you got that big project off your desk. Have a joyful, blessed Thanksgiving. I can't believe the holiday season is here already!

  4. Edits... Such a frustrating and exciting time. =) Rock on! What am I celebrating? A clean playroom. Yup. Feeling pitiful in the accomplishment regard, but hey, that's the mom life for you. ;)

  5. That sucks you had to drop out of NaNo, but at least it helped you get somewhere in the story. That's gotta count for something.

  6. Nice to get the big work thing out of the way so you can concentrate on your passion thing.