Friday, 11 April 2014

Celebrate The Small Things: 11 April 2014

Greetings and time to Celebrate The Small Things again ;)

The premise is simple: post your celebrations of the week, however small, sign up on the linky, hop around and celebrate with others.

I know people are busy with A-Z this month, so if it is okay I will do the next tidy of the linky a few weeks into May. Just to give people a chase to miss a few/be busy in April, but I think it needs a tidy so I will schedule one in!

My celebrations of the week:

  • A nice chat with a co-worker about life, the universe and everything. It was good to get out of the office for half an hour and talk!
  • Supportive emails from lovely CPs - they are worth their weight in gold.
  • Facetime with my wee nieces ;)


Okay that's mine for the week - what are yours?

Here's the linky:


Friday, 4 April 2014

Celebrate the Small Things: 4 April 2014

Greetings everyone!


Time to Celebrate the Small Things again. The aim is simple: to post small things you are celebrating, whatever they may be, and celebrate and hop around with others.

I am celebrating: 


  • a not too busy weekend when for once, I am hoping to do some writing.
  • The writing community, for helpful thoughts on my IWSG post, which I really needed.
  • Chocolate.


How about you?

Here's the linky:



Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Insecure Writers Support Group: Starting Over

Greetings and it is time for another Insecure Writers Support Group. All information about this fine group can be found here but suffice to say it is a great place to share your insecurities and worries with a group of like-minded individuals!

This month I want to talk about Starting Over. That might be with a manuscript or with an agent search. Perhaps you part ways with a critique partner and have to find a new one. There's a lot of dusting yourself off and starting over in writing, I feel!

I have started to draft a new manuscript. It is lovely to be in the throes of a new idea, working it out, enjoy the first rush and tumble of words on the page. At the same time it is bringing up a lot of insecurity: how did I do this before? They are rubbish! I don't have time! Etc. It is difficult comparing a newly drafted chapter with the polished, edited chapters of my previous manuscript.

I am trying to keep going, blinkered to worries.

Any tips for starting over?

Friday, 28 March 2014

Celebrate the Small Things: 28 March edition

Hey guys - here to celebrate with you all!

 I am celebrating the weekend after a busy week back at work.


So busy I am typing on my phone between meetings. Roll on 2 days off!

Love to hear your celebrations.

Have edited this to add the linky listy:


Friday, 21 March 2014

Celebrate The Small Things: 21 March edition

Greetings everyone: it is time to Celebrate The Small Things again!

This is when we post our weekly celebrations, of whatever we feel like celebrating for the week, no matter how big or small ;)

This week I am excited because... it's my birthday and I am on holiday! :)

So those are my celebrations!!!

As a result of the above I will be tardy in any visiting of blogs and ask forgiveness.

Here's the linky for the hop:


Friday, 14 March 2014

Celebrate The Small Things: 14 March

Greetings and here we are, Celebrating Small Things ;)

The purpose is simple: Post Celebrations in your blog for the events of the week, as large or small as you please - celebrate that nice cuppa tea! Then sign up on the linky, and visit others and celebrate with them :)

I have had such a busy week that last week: I FORGOT THE LINKY in my haste to get the post up! 

My work is so so busy at the moment I don't have much spare time, so apologies if I didn't visit you last week, and indeed, may not visit you over the next couple of weeks. Forgive me! I'll get life back to normal again sometime and I hope you'll bear with me.

In the meantime I am celebrating:


  • HAVING A FEW DAYS OFF next week. I need it for my sanity. (I'll pre schedule the celebratory post next week).
  • My boyfriend running me a relaxing bath after a long stressful day.
  • Did I mention actual days off? (Let's not think that I have to then do all the work I missed when I get back. Nope. Not thinking about that. La la la la I can't hear you.)


Here's the linky this time I hope:





Friday, 7 March 2014

Celebrate The Small Things: March 7 edition

Goodness me here we are in March! Time to Celebrate The Small Things again ;)

There are barely any rules to this: post celebrations in your blog, sign up on the linky, hop around and celebrate with others! That's it!

The rules can be as big or small as you like, but the basic idea is to 'stop and smell the coffee' so to speak. So do share whatever celebrations you would like!

By the way a very big thank you to EVERYONE who joins in - I continually celebrate all of you!

I have had the world's most busy work week - or so it feels - I have no idea that it is now March. Have lost all track - it would have been IWSG! What day is it? Who am I? Where am I?

Ahem. Anyway. Despite the busy, my celebrations for the week are:

  • Watching a few episodes of Bones, and remembered how watchable David Boreanaz can be!
  • Being made lovely pancakes by the boyfriend for Shrove Tuesday.
  • Having a nice day out catching up with some friends I don't get to see too often - cupcakes were eaten.

How about you?

Here's the linky: