Monday, December 10, 2018

Weekly Goals 10-12-18

Somehow I forgot to write these goals yesterday when I ought to have...  So I'm a day out.

I'm very close to finishing my publisher's edits, so my main goal this week is to turn those in.  I'm surprised how much I still like this book, even after going through every inch of it about 500 times over a number of years.

We're winding down toward the end of the year at work, but that doesn't mean things have become a whole lot quieter.  There's still so much to do!  And our Christmas party on Thursday.  And I have another one on Friday.


What are your goals this week?

Friday, December 7, 2018

Celebrate the Small Things 7-12-18

This post is part of Lexa Cain's bloghop, Celebrate the Small Things. Head on over there to join up!

What am I celebrating this week?

We're heading into the end of the year.  Only two more working weeks until the break.  But what a busy couple of weeks it's going to be!

It was my parents' 50th wedding anniversary this week, so tonight we're going out to dinner with them and all their closest friends to celebrate.

Tomorrow is the first of what feels like a series of Christmas parties at my boss's house.  She lives at the beach, so fingers crossed it's a nice day and we can have a paddle, if not a swim.

I have just about finished edits for my publisher on the new book.  I should turn those in early next week.  I should have a cover to share with you all very soon too.  That's always the point at which things start to feel real...

What are you celebrating this week?

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Insecure Writer's Support Group - 5 December

It's the first Wednesday of December, so it's time for IWSG...

This month's question is:  What are five objects we'd find in your writing space?

Well, I don't really have a writing space.  I write at the breakfast bar in our kitchen/living/dining room.  It's not 100% ideal, but it's the best I can do.  Just wait until one of my kids leaves home. I'll have a special writing room all of my own then, with book cases, my own desk, stationary, pin boards for note cards...

But I digress.

In my writing space right now, there are several boxes of cupcakes my son made for a bake sale he's holding at school.  It's part of a social studies projects about social issues and he's raising money for UNICEF.

There are also a couple of school notices waiting for attention.

There's a muddy water bottle that was left there after someone came home from mountain biking on Saturday.

There's sunscreen because in a place with no ozone layer, you need to put it on before you leave the house, and the kitchen tends to be one of the last places you go before you leave.

And there's my laptop, perched at the very end of the breakfast bar where it lives, waiting hopefully for me to come and work on whichever project I'm supposed to be writing this week.  It gets pushed aside regularly, when people want to read the newspaper, do the crossword puzzle and sometimes eat dinner if we have a guest. Our dining room table which adjoins the breakfast bar only seats four.

So that's my writing space.  A tiny island of creativity in the midst of everyday chaos.

What's you're writing space like?

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Weekly Goals 3-12-18

And just like that, it's December.

Wow, this year has gone by fast.  Only three more working weeks until Christmas and our summer break.

What am I planning to do with this week?

I got edits from my publisher on Friday, so I'm working through those.  I only have two weeks to turn them around, so that has to be my focus outside of work this week.  I would like to finish them by the weekend so I have time to do a more thorough read-through to make other changes I might want to make.

I plan to get myself more prepared for Christmas too, do things like get a haircut and finish my Christmas shopping.

What are your plans this week?

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Celebrate the Small Things 30-11-18

This post is part of Lexa Cain's bloghop, Celebrate the Small Things. Head on over there to join up!

What am I celebrating this week?

It's Friday!

After the craziness of the past few weeks, this week seemed very quiet and very long.  I am looking forward to the weekend and being able to do very little for a couple of days.  I might even read a couple of books.  I'm a long way behind on my Goodreads challenge, so I need to do some catching up.

I did some more editing of my book, and hope to get more done over the weekend too.

I have quite a few Christmas presents sorted already which is very unlike me.  I just need to find something for my niece and she's easy to shop for.  And do my usual Christmas baking for the people who really don't need anything else.

What are you celebrating this week?