Friday, May 23, 2014

Celebrate & Ta-Da!

On the entertaining rollercoaster that is my life,  I'm happily on an upswing this week!

I'm celebrating:

1)  After a crisis last week about finding my heroine was a pile of poo,  I'm happy to report I have a shiny new one! Yippie! One CP has given her a thumbs up so far.  Others will chime in soon, and I'm very optimistic!

2)  In Egypt, we had more rain than usual this past winter.  As a result, something bloomed in April/May.  A LOT of somethingSomething that I'm allergic to.  (I don't know what it is - only that it is.)  After sneezing for an entire month and producing enough snot to fill a swimming pool, I'm happy to announce that the something stopped blooming.  My snot can now only fill a wheelbarrow -- which is better than usual for me, as I'm one of those weird allergic-to-everything-that-grows-or-dies-or-hangs-in-the-air people.

3)  My husband's brother and his family have left Cairo and come to the Red Sea for a vacation.  If you're expecting a sugary declaration of how lovely it is to see them ... Get real.  There are few things I dislike more than sightseeing, shopping, sitting in coffee shops, lying on a beach or beside a pool and doing nothing.  Luckily, I've reached the age where "No" is a new and exciting part of my vocabulary.  (Seriously, try it sometime.)  Consequently, hubby went off to ferry them around and entertain them, leaving me at home where I can get so much work done!  Woohoo!  I'm in revision heavenPLUS, I sent my agent an email giving her my new novel's blurb, character POVs and arcs and she replied with ... wait for it ... "It sounds absolutely phenomenal!"  Yes!  All is right with the world!

Is there anyone else who gets excited about a staycation because of how much writing you can get done -- or am I the only weirdo?

This post is part of VikLit's blog hop, Celebrate the Small Things. To be part of this blog hop, all you have to do is follow the link and put your name on the Mr.Linky list, and then be sure to post every Friday about something you're grateful  for that week.  It can be about writing or family or school or general life.  This is the funnest and easiest blog hop ever! 

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