Thursday, December 11, 2014

Celebrate the Small Things 12-12-14

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?

I'm not sure if I'm celebrating or mourning, but I've cut just over 5K out of The Sidewalk's Regrets.  I'm still working on it, and hope to cut another 2K, but it's looking a little doubtful I'll get quite that far.  I have a few scenes I've marked as possible cuts, but my heart isn't really with them…  I guess I'll have to leave the final decision to my agent.

I got to see Nick Cave play on Monday night and it was awesome.  Not quite up there in my top 10 gigs ever because it wasn't the first time I've seen him, and while it was a fantastic show, it was seated and the other times I've seen him I've been right up in the front row with the spit and sweat spraying over me.  As far as I'm concerned, that's the best place to be at a live show, but for a seated show, we had good seats and I had fun.

I've made it through week 2 at my new job, and I'm enjoying it so far.  I like the people I work with, and that's always the most important thing.

What are you celebrating this week?


  1. Yay for live shows and for liking who you work with - that's very helpful to your mood. Boo for cuts to your precious ms. I had to take 30k out of my first novel (the MG one). It was awful. :( Good luck with it.

  2. Maybe it's a cele-mourn-tion. What a terrible choice to have to make, which words to cut and which to save.

  3. It's good that you're enjoying your new job so far. I hope it continues to be a good fit. Cutting is rough. Good luck!

  4. Glad work is going well. And I know, killing those darlings is rough!

  5. Congrats on making progress on your edits! Glad you enjoyed the concert! :)

  6. Cutting things can be a difficult but necessary process. Good luck!

  7. Well, yay for movement, even if it's not the dazzling kind. I'm about to start hard edits that leave my teeth feeling funny. Thanks for the inspiration!
    Great to meet you!