Thursday, December 17, 2015

Celebrate the Small Things 18-12-15

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

So what am I celebrating this week?

It's almost the end of the work year!  I have two and a half days to work next week, then I'm on holiday until January 10th.  I can't wait.  It has been a good year, but it has also been a very busy year.  I've learned a tremendous amount in my new job which is great, but it has also been a lot of hard work.  I'm looking forward to the break to relax a little and refresh myself for what already looks like a very busy 2016.

My kids finish school for the year today.  My oldest is leaving elementary school and moving to middle school.  We had his Year 6 graduation on Wednesday which was a rather over-the-top affair for a bunch of 11 year olds (if you ask me).  But he had a great time and we were very proud of him winning one of the teachers' special awards.  After the awards the parents had to leave while kids had dinner and  a dance.  My son even managed to work up the nerve to dance with the little girl he's had a crush on since they were in Year One.

I finished my revision on Sidewalks and turned it in to my agent.  Hitting send on that one was SUCH a relief!  The following day I heard back from her about my revision of STUMPED and she loves both the new endings!  But I have an idea how I can incorporate both into the final book, so that's my project over the next week.  And to make me feel even more positive, my agent also sent me a proposal for something she thinks might be a good fit for my out-of-print book!  All of a sudden I'm feeling more positive about this whole writing thing.

I've read some fantastic books this year, many of which I've talked about here on the blog.  If you want to take a look, Goodreads kindly assembled a list for me...

What are you celebrating this week?


  1. That sounds like a great week! I'm glad you're finished with Sidewalks. You've been working so hard on it. What a great way to end the year.

  2. I'm glad to hear about finishing Sidewalks, and time off work is always nice. Have a great weekend!

  3. Hope you and the kids enjoy the break, and that you do well with Sidewalks.

  4. Congrats on getting your book off to your agent. Enjoy your vacation. And enjoy time with your kids. Hope you have a great Christmas.

  5. Congrats on finishing your revisions! It sounds like you're ending the year on a high note. Enjoy Christmas vacation with your family!

  6. It is SO sweet that you son danced with his crush! Big yay on finishing the revision, good feedback on Stumped, and new writing opportunities! And even bigger yay for your Christmas break!! :)

  7. Awww...I miss those days when my kids were young. Cherish each day, well at least most of them!!! Congrats on your books!! Merry Christmas!