Friday, February 21, 2014

Celebrate The Small Things 21-2-14

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?

Things at work seem to be settling down a little (famous last words) and I've only had one person resign this week.  Well, two, but one of them was just because her work visa expires soon and I knew that was coming.  I still need to find a chef, but my FOH team is pulling together and I've done some good interviews which I hope will turn into some great staff.

I got some positive writing feedback from a pro and am excited about diving into a revision of one of my books based on her comments.  It always feels daunting, but in reality, I think adding maybe two or three chapters to my existing book will do it.  I have some ideas already, but have to get through my current revision before I can start.

The Arts Festival starts here tonight, and I'm looking forward to seeing some fantastic shows.  I'm especially excited about getting to see The Tiger Lillies again.  They're such a great band.  If you haven't heard of them, take a look at this....

I'm 7 chapters away from finishing my first round of revising on Taillights and I'm at the point where I can't really tell if I've improved the book or wrecked it entirely.  I hope to be done with it by the end of next week, so I can send it off to some people to read (anyone want to read a contemporary NA for me?) and critique.  I'm hoping I that I can get revisions done on my other book while I'm waiting for my readers to get back to me.  

Then maybe I can finish the new book I started in about May last year....

What are you celebrating this week?


  1. Oh my, what a band. Would be so entertaining to see.

  2. Seems like a lot of positives this week, Kate. Good luck with all the editing.

  3. I'd be happy to give taillights my eyes if you'd like.

  4. I'd be happy to give taillights my eyes if you'd like.

  5. Holy heck, your plate is really full! Just don't let the stress get to you. It isn't a race. For a great writer like you, it makes sense to slow down a bit to stay top quality. The editors and agents will be happier for it. :)

  6. I'd be more than willing to give Taillights a read.
    Good luck with your revisions!

    1. Thanks Allyson and Laura! I'll email you both when I feel like maybe it's ready for some eyes. It will be good to get feedback from people who haven't read the original version.

  7. Glad that work seems to be settling down. Art Festivals are always a lot of fun. Revisions take time, but they're worth it, and the sense of accomplishment makes you feel so good too.

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  8. You have much to celebrate this week, Kate! Revising is always daunting, isn't it? Good luck with wrapping up both projects!

  9. Only one person resigned, huh? (Or two.) So funny! Have a great weekend and happy writing!

  10. Good for you! It sounds like things are lining up, except for the resigning thing. Have, um, fun with your revisions.

  11. It's good to hear about your positive feedback, Kate.
    I'm only celebrating feeling so much better than I did last week.

  12. Enjoy the art festival--those are always fun to attend! :)

  13. Glad work is settling down and the festival sounds lots of fun!

  14. Sounds like you're busy in a good way. Good Luck on all your revisions!!

  15. Sounds like a good week. I love an Arts Festival.