Friday, January 23, 2015

Celebrate the Small Things: Chocolate, Fresh Air, and A Little Progress

Someone had me in mind when the announcement was made that dark chocolate is good for us, not that it made any difference. I already knew it was good for the mood, just wasn't sure about the body. Today I'm thankful I can eat small amounts without any side effects. Boy did it ever give me pimples and terrible cramps once a month when I was younger. Age does have its benefits. The other day I splurged and shared a can of chocolate covered Almond Roca with my husband. Was it ever good. Apparently, I have zero will power when it comes to chocolate.

  • Fresh air under a bright blue sky,  temperature in the fifties, one afternoon outdoors. Daffodils were coming up in pots in my garden shed. Geese overhead in the sky, honking noisily. Have never seen V-formations so large.  
  • A little progress on the book. Still tinkering with the final chapter and getting ready to submit. Spent time exploring Query Tracker. Just out of curiosity has anyone had good results with this site? Did you find an agent or publisher?     
 

Have a Nice Weekend!

 

Thank you Lexa Cain for hosting this blog hop!
And co-hosts: L.G. Keltner @ Writing Off The Edge  
and Katie @ TheCyborgMom



24 comments:

  1. Hi Sharon. I love chocolate covered coffee beans. A couple of those and housework is a breeze. Oh, I envy the lovely weather - winter is going strong here. By the way, I really like your blog header!

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    1. Oh, yes, I have those beans too--right by the coffee pot! Thanks about the header. It began with a small image. My husband who has a website background linked several images together and converted the row into a header. We experimented with other images, but liked this one best.

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  2. I am a slave to chocolate. It's Pierre Marconi for me. Enjoy all you want this weekend!

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  3. I am always up for celebrating chocolate! Glad to hear you are making progress, sadly I didn't manage to achieve much writing this last week, but never mind, maybe over the weekend.

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    1. But you are so close, Suzanne. You'll get there. Stay the course! (I'm repeating this to myself too :)

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  4. Yay for fresh air, chocolate, and progress! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  5. Ooh, chocolate! Any kind -- dark, white, milk -- is fine by me. The more, the better. Your weather sounds lovely. Congrats on making progress! I haven't used that site, but I hope it works for you.

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    1. Oh, great, now I'm craving chocolate again and fresh out :) Thanks, Lori.

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  6. Yay for chocolate! Healthy or not, I love it! I'm glad your weather is nice and it's great you hear you're almost done with your WIP. Yes, QT is very good. Also good are: 1000 Literary Agents (their search page), Preditors & Editors (Agents page), AgentQuery.com., and Guide to Literary Agents has good info plus they regularly introduce new agents who're looking for clients. Good luck!

    (Some of the blog hop participants have changed and aren't on the old linky you have here. When you have a chance please get the new linky's html code from my page. Thanks!!)

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    1. Good grief....I did it again, Lexa!! I copied a link from an old post. All fixed now---again. Thanks too for the tip on 1000 Literary Agents. Already have the others. A lot to check though, I find it extremely overwhelming.

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  7. I've heard good things about Query Tracker, though I haven't reached the point of using it myself (so many projects in the air that I have to take the novel one step at a time).
    Yay for things we like being good for us :)

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    1. Oh, this is good to hear. Thank you. The site really looks awesome, and I paid for the premium version.

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  8. Isn't it the best day ever when we hear something good about Chocolate? You have nice things to celebrate. Have a great weekend.

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    1. It sure is. Thanks for stopping by, Deanie.

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  9. I think I remember using Query Tracker before, but that was ages ago, and I don't even write novels anymore, so I don't really have an opinion about that site now, LOL. Glad to hear you've been making progress with your book! Good luck accomplishing even more next week! :)

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    1. I didn't know you'd written novels before. What a talented lady you are! Thanks, Heather.

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  10. You must live in the south because up north it's barely getting into the 30's. I like Query Tracker. Good Luck and wishing you much success in 2015.

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    1. Not really. I'm in the NW, Eastern Washington, but we live in a canyon where temperatures soar in the summer. It's been in the 20s and 30s here most of the winter but a couple of days it got up to 52 degrees.

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  11. I rarely read the Query Tracker posts. I've subscribed for a few years but almost always just send them to an email file. I can't remember any of the posts I've read. The site sounds helpful, but I've yet to find out.

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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    1. Thanks, Lee. I'm going to thoroughly check it out. It's a lot of busy work, but maybe I'll get lucky, who knows.

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  12. I know I had a happy day when I found out that dark chocolate is actually good for the health - wonders can happen :) I once was an avid Query Tracker user and found several good writing buddies through it. I do check up on it for agent information (who reps what, how long it takes to respond, and the comments to see what other writers querying them know). The people there are very kind and helpful. I can only say good things about it. Obviously.

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  13. Chocolate always makes me happy...there are no words for it except LOVE

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