Friday, May 12, 2017

Time Went POOF - Celebrate the Small Things

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What I wish I could be doing
 and wish I was that skinny again!
To be honest, I'm not sure where the time went this week. It just went POOF!
  • I've been gardening, which could account for some of the time drain. Planted geraniums, peppers, cabbage, marigold, basil and mint. Weeded some, but you'd never know to look at it. LOL. What a mess awaits me!
  • I had a busy week working on social media again and writing future blog posts, another time drain, although fun to do.  
  • Good news is I'm meeting other Evernight Teen authors and learning a lot about book promotion from Evernight's marketing person. A very nice group I might add. 
  • Had a dream with characters in a book I've been thinking about. The scene was vivid enough to write down. Don't you just love moments like that?  
  • Jumped on the treadmill yesterday. Happy about that. It had been awhile.
  • SADLY, just found out my mother broke her arm and actually popped it out of the socket at her shoulder. She's mending now and pumped up with morphine for the pain. I'll be traveling tomorrow to see her. Not a fun way for Mom to spend Mother's Day!! But we'll turn the occasion into something nice. I plan to type the book she has been handwriting and is so excited about. It's her first novel at 92!! 





Have a Nice Weekend!!
(And Happy Mother's Day :)








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To join "Celebrate the Small Things, visit Lexa Cain's blog
Co-hosts are: L.G. Keltner @ Writing Off The Edge
Tonja Drecker @ Kidbits Blog



22 comments:

  1. Hi Sharon - gosh that's a busy week ... well done on the gardening and general re-sort after the A-Z ... and then your mother - oh dear I hope she'll mend easily ... congratulations on her book though ... fantastic achievement ... enjoy the weekend with your Mother ... despite all! Cheers Hilary

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    1. Thanks, Hilary ☺ Nice to see you up and in good form after the a-z! I had to drop off radar last year to recuperate. No time for that this time around.

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  2. Hi Sharon, gardening and Social Media can both suck our time. Dreaming of our characters is wonderful, sadly I've never dreamt of one.

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    1. I bet you will someday. Very fun experience indeed!

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  3. Know far too well how time-consuming blogging and social media in general can be. Glad it's at least been fun for you, though!

    And gosh, it's been ages since I last dreamed about any of my characters. Very cool that it resulted in something worthy of jotting down for you!

    That's awful about your mom's arm, though. Yikes! Hope she heals swiftly. And how exciting about that book of hers! So sweet that you'll be typing it up for her...

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    1. It was fun, but I need to get back to my book projects. Yeah, the dream was cool. Mom is recovering. Thanks!

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  4. Glad it was your mother's arm and not hip. I've heard they sometimes never recover after breaking a hip. Jack is slowly getting better after his fall. Healing is so slow at that age.

    Other than your mom's issues, sounds like you had a productive week! Happy Mother's Day. The ladies of our family are doing our traditional spa and massage, then dinner this evening, in Post Falls. Then tomorrow, dinner out with the men and kids, grandkids.

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    1. Thank you! She's slowly healing. Good to hear Jack is too. I'm jealous of your ladies' retreat. That would be so much fun!

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  5. Wow what a week you have had!!

    And yes, I LOVE that my dreams give me complete scenes like that :) The other day I got a scene from a completely different book than the one I am editing. I wrote it down and then told me that I can work on it when the edits are done :)

    Have a great weekend!

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    1. Oh how fun. You have dreams too. Nice to know our brains are busy wtiting as we sleep!

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  6. How wonderful to hear your Mum is writing a novel at that age! It must keep her faculties sharp. I hope she sells it. I received a review copy of a historical novel by a 92 year old lady who had mostly done non fiction. Her son sent it. It disappeared from my iPad when it broke and I had to download my files on to the new one.

    All the best with your own novel. It's always very exciting to be published. Just a word of advice. Do pay attention to your fellow authors on book marketing, because it's unlikely your publisher will bother after the book comes out. They will have other projects to work on. I discovered this to my cost when my novel Wolfborn was published. They got me a few reviews and a blog interview and that was about it, and suddenly I was on my own. Promote away and make sure you get some names of reviewers to send your publisher. And good luck with it!

    Just Been To See...Carmen



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    1. My mother has been a storyteller her entire life, but never wrote much until the last 10 years or so. I can honestly say she is one reason I write today. My publisher has great marketing plans, but they are also very clear about doing my part, so I'm aware of what you say. A friend shared a marketing plan too and I hope to share some highlights in a post. I'm in full agreement we need to support each other too! We have to be in this for the long haul after the initial 'buzz' of being published is over.
      Thanks, Sue!

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  7. Good work re the garden. I have a brown thumb so I applaud all gardening efforts. Cool about the dream, I once got a short story called Goyyou. The title and pretty much the whole story was given to me ion a dream. A busy week...you know what they say: time flies when you're having fun. Sorry to hear about your mum though. (that bit is not fun, especially for her.)

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    1. That's funny about your dream. Had to laugh. The title reminds me of my daughter's name years back for a stuffed dog...goygoy. Thanks, David!

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  8. Wow, you certainly have had a busy week. It's no mystery why time flew. So sorry to hear about your mother's broken arm, but how exciting that she's written a novel at 92! Congratulations to her! I imagine it will be a bit of a thrill for you to type it up. Do you know the story? Or will this be your first read?

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    1. Thanks, Elizabeth. She keeps telling me her story over the telephone, but I made her promise not to tell me the ending until I see it. She's under no illusion it will be published other than for the family, but you never know. She could be the Grandma Moses of authors!

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  9. Sorry to hear about your mom, but great that she's writing a novel. Astrid Lindgren (although not nearly as old) started her writing career thanks to a broken leg, I've heard. Here's hoping to a slightly calmer week for you!

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    1. Thanks! I need to check out Astrid Lindgren's writing. Unfortunately I came down with a virus the night before and had to cancel my visit! Sore throat, headache, the works. Family is massing to help without me. Feel bad I can't be there :(

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  10. I think we can all lose precious hours when we are blogging/social media/internet searching and as someone trying to tame a garden myself I know just how long you can work without seeming to clear much out - all I can say is that this year i am reaping the rewards of all the hard work of last year so I just have to keep going!! Have a lovely week :)
    Special Teaching at Pempi’s Palace

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    1. It's encouraging to look back and actually see the progress we've made. We have to keep a positive perspective or we never move forward, so I plug ahead. Gardening, writing, keeping house....it all seems to apply. Thanks and hope you had a nice weekend too!

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  11. Sorry to hear about your mom's arm, but how exciting that she wrote a book! It's inspiring!
    That is so cool to dream of your characters! Sounds lovely.

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    1. Thank you. She's healing slowly. At her age, I'm just thankful is wasn't more serious. Yeah pretty excited about her book :)

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