Friday, January 6, 2012

Friday Five

1. Now that I don't go into an office three days a week, life has been going a little slower, and I like it. I'm getting things done that I want/need to get done. Feels good. Looking back, I see how stressed out that little part time job made me, and it wasn't worth it. Blessing in disguise!

2. I'm just over 63,000 words on my WIP. For a contemporary YA it may be a bit high for a first draft, especially considering I'm not done yet, but the plan is to just write and write, get it ALL out, then revise revise revise. I'm sure some big chunks will end up going bye-bye *bites nails* but I'd rather whittle down than try to find more things to add later.

3. Handy got me a hammock for Christmas! We hung it up a couple days ago (but it might rain later today, so we'll have to take it down) and I've been loving it! The weather has been great (though the mosquitos came back out to play yesterday) so I've been able to read and write out there! Love being outside!

4. I got a 13" MacBook Pro!!! It's the cutest little thing, and it's FAST!! Since I named my iMac HoneyCrisp after my favorite apple (at the time), I've named the MacBook after my newer favorite apple that debuted down here in Texas for the first time this year: SweeTango! Sweetie or Tango for short, depending on my mood!

5. I'm sad the holiday season is over. I don't want to take my lights down.

Maybe I won't.... :)

15 comments:

  1. If you live in the South, it's acceptable to leave them up all year 'round.
    I'm self-employed and cut back on my clients around Christmas time and I'm so glad I did. Less stress.

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  2. It sounds like you're in a really good place for the start of the new year. Congratulations on your progress with the WIP! Happy new year! :)

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  3. I'm so jealous but excited for you and your Mac. I've been trying to decide what one to get, and what would benefit me. Not to mention the cost! Eep! Maybe one day I'll get that gorgeous little speed demon! Say hello to SweeTango for me :D

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  4. I've never heard of a sweetango and we live in apple country! Oh, I love honeycrisp, so if those are better, I need to find some!

    When you mentioned your hammock to me the other day, I did indeed feel envious. Sounds wonderful!

    Keep going with the WiP! Whooooooot!

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  5. ah, my computer doesn't have a name, maybe I should think of something :) He is also brand new, but likes to be mischievous from time to time and give me headaches.

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  6. We used to have a hammock. I miss it! :(

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  7. I'm so ready for a Mac, I might request one for my birthday. Congrats on writing, keep it up! And your word count is way lower than mine, which is astronomical.

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  8. I would wither away without my macbook.

    Also - I think it's WAY easier to trim down than beef up. MOST of the time.

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  9. As a Minnesotan (The University of MN is where the Honeycrisp and Sweet Tango were developed) a computer named after these apples is fantastic. I love the Honeycrisp apples but haven't felt like paying $2.50 for a SweetTango.

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  10. I've seen you over on Dez's page and thouoght I'd drop by to say hello. I looked at the photo's on your professional website and am envious. You are very talented. The pic in your banner of the baby lying atop the chests is just so perfect and moving. Good luck with your writing!

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  11. A hammock! That's such a perfect idea right now! I'm loving the warm weather so much. :) Good luck with the rest of your first draft!

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  12. LOL to your computer's name! Maybe that will be the name of Morgan's computer in book 2? lol

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  13. OMG Anne is stalking people from my site :)))) I knew she was on a looney side, which me likes about her, but this... :))))

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  14. A hammock? That's so cool. I've always wanted one of those.

    Are you now a Mac person, rather than PC?

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