Friday, August 30, 2013

A "Keeping-my-cool" Celebration



Here’s to VikLit’s Celebrate the Small Things weekly blog hop.

This week I’m thankful for:

  • Although a friend who’s separated from her husband has been living with me for the last month in my one bedroom apartment, and she talks A LOT about herself, it’s been mostly good this week. God’s working in me, again, to not be depressed about my reduced privacy time. (I don't think she will, but I pray she doesn't read this post!)
  • My CP has been giving me lots of encouraging words (plus plenty of suggestions for rewrite time) about my WIP, Anticipating Dawn. I still hope to complete the first draft before the year’s end. (I love the serial killer - well not him, but - he's completely sick!)
  • I’ve done yet another interview, this time focusing on Salted With Fire, on Conversations Live .
Wishing all a wonderful, revealing, weekend!

29 comments:

  1. Congrats on the interview and your novel's progress. So kind of you to help a friend and God will bless you. Enjoy your weekend.

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    1. Thanks Sheena-kay. It was a shocking situation to learn they might be divorcing, and so it was a something I had to do.

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  2. You may have reduced privacy now, but I'll bet you will miss her when she is gone.

    Rhonda @Laugh Quotes
    Visiting today from the Celebrate blogfest

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    1. I don't know... I'm one who places great value on privacy time and on two-way conversations.

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  3. I love that you love your serial killer, that's great! He sounds interesting :)

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    1. Yeah! He actually had a small part in the book. His story winds its way throughout.

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  4. My copy of Salted with Fire arrived whilst I was away, thank you for the giveaway. Enjoy your weekend, I hope you manage some time for yourself and best wishes to your friend I'm sure she appreciates your help.

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    1. Thanks Suzanne- I got your email. I'm glad you've received the book, and of course I hope you enjoy it. Had fun while you were away?

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  5. All serial killers should be 'sick' - LOL

    Yes, giving up privacy is hard, but I'm sure she'll be appreciative.

    Congrats on the interview!

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    1. Yeah, that's true Yolanda, but some are more crazy than sick. This guy is utterly sick, it shocks me!

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  6. Thanks Nancy for sending me a E copy of Salted with Fire which I won on your blog. I am looking forward to reading it.

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  7. Your friend would drive me nuts. LOL!

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    1. At times I feel like I may go nuts with the conflicting emotions. She's nice as all that, but you know how hard it is when you'd prefer to be alone?

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  8. Hey Nancy,

    One moment, please. Argggghhhh!!! blog hops! Sorry about that. However, I feel much better. Phew! :)

    Your reduced privacy time will be but a passing phase. I'm sure your friend will have a number of positive chats with you. Get her to clean your apartment for you.

    "CP"? "WIP" HELP!

    A live conversation. Okay, time permitting, I'll endeavour (endeavor) sorry English spell check, to check it out.

    Y'all have a peaceful weekend.

    Gary and POB! :)

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    1. Glad you got that out Gary. :) Yes it will be a phase, it's just hard women when you don't see the end of it. But she does straighten up the place.

      I think I add the acronyms just for you to give you practice!

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  9. Here's to more privacy in your (near) future! Glad you are enjoying your WIP, that's always a huge plus when it comes together how you want it to =)

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  10. Hopefully you get that privacy increase soon! (and that she doesn't read this)

    CP's are awesome, I'm glad you are working and getting it done. Completely sick characters? Nice! lol

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  11. It's very generous of you to give your friend a place to stay. Divorce is very stressful and I'm sure she needs all the help she can get. Somehow, I missed the fact that you wrote horror. I wish you good luck on making that serial killer as scary as possible! :-)

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    1. It's still hard to consider myself horror - guess my view of horror has been quite narrow.

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  12. It is generous of you to help your friend while she's going through a tough time.

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  13. Glad you got encouragement on your manuscript.
    And if you need to borrow some ear plugs, let me know.

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    1. :) Got me some earplugs, but it's easier to just close my door!

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  14. Well, you've been busy. I'll try to hit that interview.

    I understand "company." I've had some for way too long now and am ready for my own privacy again.

    I just keep saying, "It will all work out for the best."

    M.L. Swift, Writer

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    1. I keep telling myself that too, and that God's teaching me things... hopefully I'll learn whatever it is. :)

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  15. It is very hard to share our space, routine and preferred lifestyle with others. It is a good teaching moment; you are so wise and patient to look at it like that.

    Enjoy all your interviews and tours-- very exciting.

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