Celebrate The Small Things : Done Editing (Almost)

Posted on March 13, 2015
Few things make writers happy as when they know the story is done. It's been through the wringer with my editors, and the developmental edits are done. DONE! The story is set. Now it's time for line edits, and, of course, a happy dance. Cue Calvin & Hobbes!



As part of Lexa Cain's Celebrate The Small Things blog hop, here is a list of my tiny little fireworks for this past week:
  • Developmental editing done for my fantasy novel, Family Relics. I will be calling for beta readers soon.  
  • Started outlining Book 2 in the series, The Onyx Ring. Woohoo!!! 
  • Converted two of my dying house plants to hydroculture, and one looks like it's going to make it. The other, not so much. I have no green thumb. :-(
  • Ran my first 5k of the season around the frozen lake in Braddock Park in North Bergen, NJ. The temperature reached 50-degrees that day. 

50-degree day in March @ Braddock Park

Did I say how much I love this blog hop? Makes me appreciate the past week, especially since I've been battling a sinus "thing" on-and-off for the past few weeks. The only thing that makes it go away is going for walks outside. Inside, in any house, my sinuses get stuffed. So I KNOW it's not seasonal allergies. I'm just going to have to open my windows wide and let that 50-degree weather inside.

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So, what are you thrilled about this past week? Join the blog hop!



12 comments:

  1. Good feelings abound when things finally get done. Enjoy the weekend.

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    1. Thanks Marilyn. Writing a novel takes a lot of time. Editing takes a lot of time. Each milestone is a celebration all its own. I do a happy dance whenever I complete a phase. Hell, I might just do a happy dance because it's no longer snowing in the Northeast.

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  2. I admire anyone who likes to run. That's something I never could get into, but I love my elliptical! Sometimes I do short running spurts while using it and that's as far as I go with the whole running thing. lol DH is battling a sinus thingy this week. I suspect it's allergens of some sort, but have no clue to what it is since nothing is blooming yet. I have been sniffly a lot for the better part of two weeks with no other real problems. It makes me wonder what spring will bring in the way of seasonal allergies. I'm NOT looking forward to that at all! Getting outside in the fresh air and warm sunshine does the body & soul good. I can't wait to get a good Saturday to enjoy the wide, beautiful outdoors! Hopping over from #CelebratingtheSmallThings and now your newest follower! ;)

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    1. You know, Cathy, I can't do two minutes on an elliptical machine. I don't know what it is about the movement, but it makes my toes go numb. All ten toes go so numb that I have to get off. For me, it seems to cut off some nerves. Weird huh? And I've heard so many people rave about it because it's less impacting on the joints.

      I woke up early this morning to research why my sinuses are crazy. Because I don't have mucus, just swollen sinuses, and I feel so much better when I go outside. Apparently, barometric pressure changes has an effect on your sinuses, both outside and inside the house. I think that is my problem. My sinuses are fine outside, but indoors, anywhere, and I'm all clogged up. Oy vey.

      Thanks for following!!! Yay!!!

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  3. There's nothing better than nearing the finish line with a book! Yay for outlining a new book and for running the 5k! I don't have a green thumb either. All the plants in my Apt when I lived in NY were silk. They looked really good though! lol I'm SUPER allergic to dust, pollen, mold, and dampness. I swear, I keep the whole Kleenex industry in business... I hope you feel better. :)

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    1. I just went to Target to load up on tissues. I think I should buy stock on Kleenex. :-)

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  4. Congratulations on being so close to finishing. Hope your allergies are soon over. I have them about three different seasons in the year, thanks to all the various trees and plants in Midtown, Sacramento. But then I love seeing all the beauty they provide, so it balances out.

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth! Spring is my favorite time of year, despite my sinus issues. The flowers are so worth it.

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  5. *jumps up and down*

    I want to beta! I want to beta!

    I'm just finishing up some tweaks after a developmental edit and getting ready for line edits, so I know exactly where you are! It really is an awesome, freeing feeling that I love!

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    1. Like spinning around with arms wide open in a grand field of daisies. :-D

      You're sooooo on my list of beta readers! Woohoo!!!

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  6. Yay congrats on getting done with those edits. The finish line is near. Good luck and enjoy your weekend!

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