Friday, February 20, 2015

Celebrate the Small Things

Many thanks to Lexa Cain and her wonderful co-hosts, and to Viklit for starting this hop!

What I'm celebrating this week:

1. I've been banging my head against the keyboard over a particular plot point this last week, and finally, finally on Thursday evening I had an idea and wrote blissfully until my oldest daughter came in and told me she was HUNGRY - and somehow, even though it was nearly 8p.m., I didn't overcook the beef roast.

2. Um, despite said above project being due very shortly, I have just barely enough time to work on it. (I will try to visit around today, but my comments might be tiny short.)

3. I've had some amazing retweets this last week for A Jumble of 500+ Writing Prompts, and I'll have an interview with Shelley Sly on Monday!



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What are you celebrating today?

42 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Awesome for the breakthrough! Those always feel good.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Yes, they do. Thanks for stopping by, Alex!

lorilmaclaughlin.com said...

Yay for the plot success! Good luck with your deadline!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Thanks, Lori!

Cherie Reich said...

Congrats on the plot breakthrough! Have a great weekend, Tyrean!

Suzanne Furness said...

Yay for plot break throughs! Hope you meet your deadlines.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Thanks, Cherie!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Thanks, Suzanne!

Dixie@dcrelief said...

Yay Tyrean! Write away! Congratulations on the retweets!

[Also, I accidentally deleted the coupon you sent on A Jumble of 500+ Writing Prompts. One question though, can it be downloaded to a laptop? I don't have kindle or an iphone?]

Sarah Foster said...

Congrats on the plot breakthrough! Those are always awesome :)

Lexa Cain said...

Yay for the muse finally coming through! And if I had a nickel for all the times I got caught up on the laptop and forgot about something on the stove ... well, I'd have a lot of nickels! lol At least your beef survived! Have a lovely weekend. :)

Sherry Ellis said...

Your Jumble of Writing prompts sounds like a good tool for writers.

Sherry Ellis said...

Your Jumble of Writing prompts sounds like a good tool for writers.

Nick Wilford said...

Congrats on the breakthrough! Things like dinner take a back seat at times like those.

Ava Quinn said...

Glad you had a breakthrough and didn't burn the roast! Good deal all the way around. :)

Natalie Aguirre said...

That's so awesome about your breakthrough. Those are always things to celebrate.

Arlee Bird said...

That's really getting into your work when you forget dinner. Your daughter must be very patient to wait until 8. I'm celebrating another beautiful day in Los Angeles though I still haven't been outside to enjoy it.

Arlee Bird
A to Z Challenge Co-host
Tossing It Out


Stephanie Faris said...

That's always a great feeling! Glad you had a breakthrough.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Yes, I was really into it yesterday, and my daughters are extremely patient - thankfully.
I'm glad you're enjoying another beautiful day! I hope you can get outside!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Yes, they are great to celebrate! Of course, in this case, I'm celebrating by writing more.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Gotta love the breakthroughs. I burnt something in the oven just last week when I was cooking in between writing.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Cooking and writing are a dangerous mix - this time I had that roast on low heat . . . the slow, juicy cook that actually worked with my crazy writing time.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Me too! Thanks for stopping by, Stephanie!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Thanks for stopping by, Ava! Have a great weekend!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Thanks, Nick! Yes, they do.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Thanks, Sherry! I hope it is!

Tyrean Martinson said...

I would have a lot of nickels too! Have a wonderful weekend, Lexa!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Thanks, Sarah!

Tyrean Martinson said...

I can resend it, and yes, it can be!

Christine Rains said...

Yay for the breakthrough! Have a terrific weekend. :)

Elizabeth Seckman said...

My commenting has taken a hit. I try to get word count in first and then blog. It's all about the words, right?

Tyrean Martinson said...

Thanks, Christine! You, too!

Tyrean Martinson said...

One way or the other, yes!

Dixie@dcrelief said...

Thank you. I'll be more careful. I need to be more tech minded, really.

Michelle Wallace said...

I'll be diving into A Jumble Of 500+ Writing Prompts for... my daily haiku, my weekly 5-sentence-fiction and other flash snippets...
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

mshatch said...

Oh boy have I overcooked my fair share of stuff while getting lost in the writing, lol. I'm celebrating a day off :)

Sharon Marie Himsl said...

Those interruptions can be a nuisance, but life is what we write about, huh. Hope the project is moving forward okay. 'Stay the course' _|)

TheCyborgMom said...

Sounds like you had a "light bulb moment"...good for you! Hope the creative thoughts continue to gush through!

Shelley Sly said...

That's awesome that you had a breakthrough! Looking forward to hosting you on my blog tomorrow. :)

cleemckenzie said...

I love those ah ha moments. They make my week. Good for you.

SA Larsenッ said...

Oh gosh. The infamous kiddo interruption while trying to dig ideas out of the catacombs of our brains... Great you got to cook, though. Food always helps, especially dessert. Did you have any?

DL Hammons said...

Congrats on breaking the plot point! I know what a bear they can be! :)