Friday, 9 October 2015

Celebrate the small things

Welcome Friday, nice to see you again. Last weekend I attended an author event and came home with a stash of new books to read. It was great to chat to a couple of the authors about their books and writing in general. It was a beautiful sunny day and I came home feeling energised.

I managed some writing on Sunday morning (the leaves are still there if you read the earlier post!). The whole WIP is progressing nicely and I have set myself a target of finishing a first draft by the end of October. I think this is a realistic time frame as I have a few days off from the day job in a couple of weeks which should give me time for the final push.

Finally thanks to all who visited on Wednesday for IWSG. It is always a busy and interesting day and I still have a few posts to visit over the weekend.





Thanks to Lexa and her lovely co-hosts
 L.G. Keltner @ Writing Off The Edge 
Tonja Drecker @ Kidbits Blog

Happy weekend

36 comments:

  1. Hi Suzanne - glad the book signing day was fun - they look interesting books to read. Also you're feeling energised and organised to finish the WIP .. good for you.

    The leaves will wait for a while - but will give you a good excuse to get off your author's backside and do some exercise?! Cheers Hilary

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    1. Hi Hilary, thanks for dropping by. I love having piles of new books to read not so much the piles of leaves!

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  2. Good luck getting your first draft done! I have a pile of new books waiting to be read, but they'll have to wait until I get better; reading is hard when you're dizzy!

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    1. Sorry you are still feeling poorly, hope you can get to those books soon. Take care.

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  3. Best of luck with your end-of-October deadline! Those new books you picked up look like intriguing reads... :)

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  4. There are few things better than getting a new stash of books! Yay for progress on your WIP and good luck getting it done in Oct! :)

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  5. Got lots of time to get that first draft done by the end of the month. Good luck.

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  6. Ooh, a new stash of books. How fun! Good luck with your WIP! Have a great weekend!

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  7. Interesting week Suzanne, made good reading,
    Have a good week-end. and don't forget "Strictly"..lol
    Yvonne.

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  8. You have lots of nice things to celebrate, Suzanne. I hope you have a fantastic weekend.

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  9. Good luck finishing your WIP, and enjoy your new books.

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  10. Glad to hear your muse is singing in your ear.

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    1. Long may she continue! Thank you, Sandra.

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  11. Hi Suzanne,

    That author event seems like a wonderful time for you. All the best with finishing your draft by the end of October. Just take it easy.

    Have a lovely Sunday.

    Gary

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    1. Thank you, Gary. I hope you and Penny are well.

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  12. New books and writing going well. Sounds awesome! :) Hope you're having a great weekend.

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  13. It's good that things seem to be going well for you.

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  14. What a fab book haul! I've heard great things about every one of those books - although Deep Water is the only one I've read so far (loved it). Don't let the shiny new books distract you from the deadline, though - it's great when you're feeling inspired. I went to an author event at the weekend too - so I have my own towering TBR stack and I'm feeling as if I want to write more and write better! I look forward to hearing how you got on at the end of October xxx

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    1. Saw you on Twitter, Helen. Looked like a fab event. Loved the shoes! Isn't it great having lovely new books to read, but full steam ahead on the writing! xx

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  15. Hi Suzanne. I hope you reach your goal by the end of October. It's a good feeling. And I love that pile of books.

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  16. Getting new books and talking to authors, there are definitely worse ways to spend a weekend. :)

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  17. Yay for new book lovies! I hope your writing has been epic and the cheese is abundant.

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  18. I"m sure your writing is going to be spectacular Suzanne. So happy you found some wonderful things to read. Happy weekend.

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  19. How cool to get new books!!!!

    Keep it going, Suzanne! You can finish by the end of the month! ;)

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  20. That sounds like a great event if you ended up with wonderful new books to read. Best of luck on finishing your draft by end of this month.

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