Thursday, November 5, 2015

Celebrate the Small things 6-11-15

This post is part of Lexa Cain's bloghop, Celebrate the Small Things (Lexa has just taken it over from VikLit who has hosted it for the last 2 years). Head on over there to join up!

So, what am I celebrating this week?

It's the weekend!  I think that's worth a celebration.

After an incredibly stressful weekend last week where my hard drive decided to die hours before I sent a revision to my agents, I'm looking forward to a rather more relaxing time this weekend.

Thankfully, I managed to retrieve (well, my partner actually did all the hard work) all my files and I didn't end up having to rewrite the 10K I'd done over the two days between my computer's last big back up and the crash.  So I was only 1 day late sending in my MS.

This week I've started work on the second revision for my agents and so far it's going well.  Although I keep adding words and it's already a long book for YA.  I foresee a round of rather ruthless cutting at the end of the revising process.  Although at this stage, I really don't know where I'll be able to cut 10-15K without losing some key story.

I'm going out with a friend from work tomorrow night.  We're having dinner, then going to a play and then to her friend's place to watch the big fireworks display for Guy Fawkes.  I'm looking forward to it because this friend is one of those magical people who instantly make anything more fun.  She's one of my favorite people to hang out with because anything we end up doing is an event.  Even just eating lunch together.

Do you have anyone in your life like that? 

What are you celebrating this week?


  1. I'm glad you were able to retrieve your files. I had something similar happen during finals week when I was in college. These things seem to happen at the worst possible times. Have a great weekend!

  2. Good luck with your revisions. Have a great time with your friend :)

  3. It was super lucky your ms got rescued from the pc black hole! Yay for progress revising the 2nd WIP. I hope you have a great weekend. I'm going out with a friend for dinner on Sunday. It's great to get out of the house and away from the ms for a while.

  4. Talk about stress-freak-out moments! So glad you were able to retrieve them though. It sounds like you need that dinner. Enjoy!

  5. Whew, that's a relief. I'm glad he got your work off safe and sound (and complete). That's definitely a big thing to celebrate.

  6. Glad to hear you were able to save your work despite computer problems. Good luck with your revision. It sounds like you deserve a night out with such a fun friend.

  7. Glad you were able to get all your files back. I can't imagine having to rewrite 10K words. Good luck with your edits and have a wonderful time with your friend!

  8. So sorry to hear about the computer stress last weekend. I can only imagine how awful it was to worry that you lost 10K of revisions! Glad you were able to retrieve everything and I hope this weekend is filled with fun. :)

  9. Thank goodness the files were saved. Enjoy your more relaxing weekend.