Friday, August 30, 2013

Celebrate the Small Things 30/8/13

This post is part of VikLit's blog hop, Celebrate the Small Things. Head on over there to join up! 

So, what am I celebrating this week?

I'm struggling to think of things to celebrate this week.  Nothing's been terrible, but there really hasn't been much that makes me feel good either.  My WIP is like hammering rusty nails into my eyes, and the rejections for STUMPED are piling up.  Not to mention I'm still getting rejections for a book I stopped querying several months ago.  Plus the cinema has been frustratingly quiet which always puts pressure on me.

So what do I have to celebrate?

A friend who moved to Tasmania a year ago was in town on Monday and we went and ate pizza at our favorite pizza place.  It was amazing to see her and that she seems so happy and settled in her new life.

I booked the new Jim Jarmusch film as our Christmas release and it looks like we'll have it exclusively in town.  It's an amazingly cool vampire flick called Only Lovers Left Alive. If you get a chance to see it, please do.  Even if you don't like vampire movies.  It's such a smart, funny and oh, so very cool film.  I love Jim Jarmusch....

I also booked the last ever big screen showing of Saturday Night Fever.  The rights expire at midnight on Friday September 13th, so I'm going to run a show that finishes right before midnight.

And, tragic as it may seem, I really think that's about it.  It's a pretty unusual week where all I have to celebrate are small business successes.


  1. That vampire movie sounds really fun, and pizza with a friend is fun, too. I hope the upcoming week has more good things in it that you can celebrate. :-)

  2. At least you have the courage to query, Kate. I went straight into self-publishing. I'm a wuss! :)

    Here's hoping you have some great news very soon, and that the vamp movie rocks. (love me some vamps!) X

    Shah -

  3. You met up with a friend, that not a small business celebration. Hang in there for the books.

    Rhonda @Laugh Quotes
    Visiting today from the Celebrate blogfest

  4. Catch up over pizza, I bet that was fun :) It's always interesting to hear news from old friends.

  5. Hugs! These things have a way of making us feel not-too-happy but catching up with a friend is always awesome! Here is to a great weekend and no rusty nails... ;)

  6. The movie sounds interesting--I wonder how I could see it...

    Hope you have a good weekend!

  7. Some weeks are just ho hum aren't they are don't make us feel great, good for you for finding some celebrations!

  8. Rejection letters are not so good. But Pizza with a friend is awesome.