Lexa Cain is the wonderful host of this meme, so start there. Go HERE to sign up and find the other hoppers. Then each Friday, post on your blog something you wish to celebrate achieving / doing that week.
Here’s what I’ve celebrating…
Happy April Fool’s Day! No fools around her though.
Celebrating finding our new home (and hoping for a swift end to this massive stressor): We did get the house!!!
Yes, this we have been here before and the last one turned out to have subsidence so we had to back out. And yes, we have to go through the process of surveyors and finance again, and all that legal stuff before we actually get in it. But hey… I’m trying to stay positive and believe that this one will indeed be ours in the end.
But first, we must move out of this house on 5th April, and into Hubby’s folk’s house. *Groan.
I’m NOT looking forward to living with the in-laws.
Don’t get me wrong, they’re lovely. I’m just a very private person and need my own space or it makes me ill. Literally. It’s like people suck the life out of me. My hubs is the only person I EVER met who doesn’t have that effect, which is why I married him! *Grin.
His family’s incredibly ‘social’ (shall we say) so trying to get alone-time will ultimately make me feel guilty/anti-social/ungrateful. For this reason, it’s easier not to expose me to them, or them to me, for to long. Especially while my husband isn’t going to be there (remember my hubs works away for two weeks of every month).
So, we plan a week in a cottage by the sea, somewhere we can take Bobby. It’ll get us out of there house and be our first holiday with the pooch! 🙂 Then I’ll go to Spain to see my mum for a couple of weeks while Hubs is at work. We’re hoping (beyond hope) that we can move into our new home on our return.
So please cross your fingers for a very quick purchase process 🙂
The people we’re buying from are moving into an empty house, so it’s possible. The house is lovely … we’re going to be happy there. 🙂
I’m also celebrating my mental health getting some way back to normal: If you stopped by last week, you may recall I said I’d been quite ill with my bipolar moods recently for the first time in a while. New anxiety meds and various other stressors (like the house buying/selling) have played a large part.
Well, I’m glad to say, I’m feeling a little improved.
Not all better just yet, but still … better than I was. I’ve increased my mood stabilizer from 50 ml to 200 ml per day and stopped taking one of the anti-anxiety meds which left me flat and restless. Now, if I could just stop my frozen shoulders from keeping me a wake, I see a rainbow ahead.
Celebrating great content (and sharing it): I collect links. Lots of them. Mostly because I NEVER get enough time to read all those blogs I subscribe to at the time they’re published (especially over the past few minths when I’ve been poorly), so I reserve them for a later date. Here are some I’ve read recently which I think deserve a share with you. Do yourselves a favour and stop by those which take your fancy, learn something awesome, and share them again.
- Want some tips about how to shed word-weight? Check out these two post by K.M. Weiland 5 (More) Ways to Trim Your Book’s Word Count, Pt. 2 of 2 & (Part One)
- Want another awesome collection of posts? 35 Posts To Help Writers Elevate Their Craft And Marketing Skills from WRITERS HELPING WRITERS™
- Need help with marketing? Creating Promotional Copy That Works: Tag Lines by Janice Hardy
- Do you write romance, or genre fiction with romantic elements? 80 + Barriers to Love: A List of Ideas to Keep Romantic Tension High by Colleen Houck
- Do you love to write (very) shorts? 9 Secrets of Publishing Your Flash Fiction, in 1,000 Words or Less | The Review Review
- Are you a freelancer? How to Set Your Freelance Writing Rates by Brian Scott
- Want to know …. Ten Ways to Build Mystery and Suspense in Your Writing By UncommonYA
- Want to know …. How to Write Funny by PJ Reece
- In need of inspiration? 20 Fantasy Story Ideas by Ruthanne Reid
- Newbies go here: Under Development: Writing That First Novel By Janice Hardy
- This is another interesting post by K.M. Weiland: Why Cool Character Traits (Just for the Sake of Cool) Are Not Cool
- How to … Hack Your Readers’ Brains by Describing the Five Senses by Helping Writers Become Authors.
- “A heavily updated look at understanding and using point of view.” View to a Skill: Understanding Point of View by Fiction University
- “If your story feels more like loosely linked vignettes rather than a flow of events caused by and causing other events, you may be writing episodes rather than a fully integrated story.” Making Plot Less Episodic—A Reader’s Question by Fiction Editor Beth Hill
- Learn from other’s success: How I Do It: Indie Authors Share the Secrets of Their Success – This Week: Marie Force
- Want to practice/Inspiration? 20 Mystery Story Ideas
- Jami Gold makes the compelling case for … Self-Care for Writers &
- How to Weave Story Elements and Avoid Info Dumps
- Huge List of Books For Writers from Blots & Plots
- How to Storyboard Your Novel on Pinterest from Blots & Plots
- Emily from The Write Practice share 5 Steps to Take Before You Start Your Next Story
Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend. What are you celebrating?