Thursday, 28 January 2016

Celebrate the small things


I seem to have let two week slip by without posting again. My excuse (if I need one!) is that I have been focusing a lot on editing my ms. Any spare time has been donated to working on it and I am pleased with the way it is progressing so it has been time well spent. 

I also sent out a couple of submissions of other work. I like to try and have things out and being read as much as possible. You never know where it may lead. Anyone who has ever submitted to agents or publishers will know how particular guidelines can vary so it is worth checking them carefully. It is amazing how long putting it all together can take and I spent a couple of evenings working on them. 

In other news, I would like to thank our new dehumidifier. We were finding we were having a bit of a problem with damp so decided to invest in one. It seems to be making a difference so glad we did.
 
Finally, a few photos of the flowers I received for my recent birthday. I was very lucky and the house was full of a wonderful selection of blooms. Very cheery on the dark, wet days we have been having too. Other presents included a pile of new books (thank you lovely daughters) and a gorgeous necklace and bracelet from hubs. 



               




Happy weekend everyone. 

 

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

18 comments:

  1. Your pictures are beautiful Suzanne! So glad you had a fun birthday and your writing is coming along well. :)

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  2. You were showered with flowers! Happy birthday.
    Glad the dehumidifier was worth the investment.

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  3. Sounds like a good investment and birthday too. Yeah, it can take a ton of time to put everything together.

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  4. Love the flowers, and hope the edits and submissions go well.

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  5. Hi Suzanne - the flowers are wonderful to see ... what a great selection ... and don't they scent the house out. Lovely. I had some narcissi from the Scillies - I was happy!! That's good the dehumidifier is working ... Cornwall is damp ... but let's hope this cures the 'ill' .. cheers Hilary

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  6. Yes, submitting to agents is hard - I always read and re-read the guidelines, and still panic that I've missed something.

    Fingers crossed for you :-)

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  7. Awesome photo's likewise you too have a wonderful week-end.
    Yvonne.

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  8. Beautiful flowers! And happy belated birthday.
    Good luck with your submissions.

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  9. Happy belated birthday! Those flowers are lovely :)

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  10. The flowers are gorgeous! Happy belated birthday!

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  11. Lovely flowers, especially against the white marble fireplace! Yay for great gifts, progress on your editing, and subbing other works. Crossing fingers for you!

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  12. What beautiful flowers and how nice to have new books to read :) Have a lovely weekend! Special Teaching at Pempi’s Palace

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  13. All those lovely flowers! They would definitely brighten up any gloomy day. So would those new books. Happy belated birthday! Congrats on your editing progress and good luck with your submissions!

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  14. I can smell the wonderful aroma of those flowers from way over here. Happy Belated Birthday, Suzanne. Best of success with your submissions!

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  15. Happy belated birthday and the flowers are lovely. Since I have allergies, this is the best way for me to enjoy them.

    Glad to hear revisions are going well and that's a great excuse for not posting. I know when I dig in and it's going well, I want to keep going. Best of luck.

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  16. Thank you all for taking the time to visit and for your lovely comments. I always enjoy reading them :)

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  17. Hi human, Suzanne,

    Hang on, I've arrived! Arf! :)

    A happy belated birthday, my lovely human friend. Those flowers look wonderful and I can almost sniff them from here.

    The very best with your submissions, Suzanne.

    Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses,

    Penny xx

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  18. Thanks for this great reminder! I needed it today. And great photos!

    Sarah Allen

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