Friday, 22 August 2014

Celebrate life!

I have been trying to slowly ease myself back on line over the past week, if I haven't managed to catch up with you yet, apologies, I will get there soon! I have been taking the opportunity to work on my ms while I had the chance so my focus has been there. I can report, that following another round of edits, I am feeling quite pleased with it. Time to seek an outside opinion from a couple of readers! Always a tense time.

I did take a few hours away from writing to go shopping with my girls. University supplies mainly, but it was fun to spend some time together. Also had a nice evening out with hubby, just the two of us, which was a change. We both definitely feel as if we are embarking on a new chapter in our lives, with both girls at university the next couple of years are likely to bring fresh challenges for us all. Maybe it is the writer within me that always thinks of major changes and life adjustments as new chapters, a chance to move forward and grow in different ways. We may have an outline in our head of what the next page will look like, but until we actually turn the page and live it we will never know. Scary ...? perhaps, but also a little exciting.

Happy Friday friends


Full details of this fun and easy hop can be found  at Viklit

Also thanks to co-hosts;


LG Keltner @ Writing Off the Edge
Katie @ TheCyborg Mom
CaffeMaggieato @ mscoffeehouse

47 comments:

  1. I'm about to begin a new chapter too, and I agree, it's scary and exciting. Well done on getting so much done on your wip! I need to get back to mine, pronto! :)

    shahwharton.com

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    1. Good luck with the writing Shah and the new house.

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  2. Good luck with your writing. Great to hear from you and see you back on line.
    Yvonne.

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    1. Thanks, Yvonne, I do miss it when I'm away too long.

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  3. Just got back from my holiday to find a lovely long comment from you on my blog - thank you so much! Your comments always make me smile and I can't wait for the day I'll finally get to read lots more in book form. So - yes - on with that ms! xx

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    1. And your visits are always much appreciated too. I wait and hope for that book too, Helen.

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  4. Glad you and your husband got a night out, although it sounds like you will have a lot more time together very soon.

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  5. Sounds like you're making huge strides with your ms. Congrats!

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    1. I hope I am, Cathrina. Thank you for the encouragment.

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  6. Very true, we can plan the next page but doesn't always work out how we think

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  7. I hadn't thought of welcoming change as a new chapter as being a writer thing, but I reckon you're right! My daughter's off to uni next month but my son has been to uni, finished and is now living at home again while he saves some money. I should definitely have had a smaller gap between my children!

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    1. Changes in store for you too, Linda. Best wishes to your daughter for the start of university.

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  8. I don't know why, but this blog post really cheered me up :) - it's great to hear things are going so well, and I wish you every bit of luck with your ms and whatever the next chapter of life brings! While me and my partner like discussing what the future will bring, I have to agree with Pat that it never works out how we think it will (although, it still works out in a good way)! Good luck :)!
    Rachel

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    1. Aww glad it cheered you, Rachel. There is nothing so certain as uncertainty! Good luck with your writing too :)

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  9. I've always seen change as entering new rooms, but I love the chapter analogy - fits so much better. Sounds like your new chapter is off to a good start.

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    1. New rooms? That's a nice analogy too. Thanks for the visit.

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  10. I often think how wonderful it would be if I could write my life the way I writer my stories. Of course, then I wouldn't have the excitement of turning that page. Here's to that new chapter, Suzanne.

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  11. It is something of a family joke that one of my mum's sayings is; 'Well, that's the end of another chapter,' whenever something momentous happens. She's a writer, too, so maybe that's why. My younger son has left home now, so there's me and hubby on our own for the first time in 25 years. What will we find to talk about!

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    1. I hope you find lots of things to talk about and lots of new and exciting times ahead.

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  12. What a great analogy there! Turning the page is scary but just as exciting if we're to find out what the new chapters hold. Sigh.

    Glad you've had the chance to work on your MS, spent time shopping with the girls, AND time with the hubby! Great celebrations! :D

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    1. Thank you, glad you enjoyed the analogy. Happy weekend :)

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  13. Shopping with my mum is one of my favourite things to do - glad you had a good time with your daughters.

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    1. That's good to hear, Laura. I hope my girls will always enjoy spending time with me too.

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  14. Hi Suzanne - sounds like fun .. both those occupations that you can do now - shop for Uni supplies, spend time with your daughters and then have that special evening with hubby ...

    Life is going to change ... but it'll be fun - just different ... enjoy these times - cheers Hilary

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    1. Different but still fun, I hope so, Hilary. Thanks for the visit.

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  15. Best wishes with your writing, Suzanne!

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  16. I'm glad you had fun with shopping, Suzanne and I hope the new chapters in your life and in your writing go smoothly.

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  17. What an exciting time! I like the way you look at life's challenges. Have a great weekend!

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    1. Life is about change and moving forward, I try to look at things in as positive a way if I can. Thanks for stopping by :)

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  18. Yay for writing time! And yay for time with hubby… that's got to be strange… and the chapters ahead will be wonderful. <3

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    1. Thing is, it seems like only yesterday that the girls were small! Where do the years go?! Thanks for visiting, Morgan :)

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  19. Catching up with the online world is always time-consuming, so take all the time you need! (It took me a few weeks to feel fully caught up this summer, for example, heh.)

    And "a new chapter" is such a lovely way to phrase things. Enjoy this new chapter you're embarking on! :)

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  20. Good to hear you've been writing. New chapters are always so much fun because you have no idea where they're going to take you!

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  21. Good for you for your positive outlook on change. I tend to scare easily when I think about changes! I get more anxious than excited...something I am working on. Enjoy your weekend!
    ~Katie

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  22. Some changes are great and some not so much. Be brave..:)

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  23. Thanks for stopping by my blog and your kind words. Sorry to hear about your mom. It's lovely to see such a positive outlook on this post, with new chapters and beginnings. Thanks for the reminder!

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  24. Good to hear that you have been writing. Time with hubby is always a good thing.

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  25. I'm all for new adventures, but they can be outright terrifying at the beginning. Congrats on getting both your girls to school! That's quite an accomplishment, and I hope this stage of life proves to be the sweetest thus far. =)

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  26. I always think of changes as new chapters too. Great to hear you've been writing. I'm enjoying my writing time back now that my son is back at school. :)

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