Friday, January 25, 2013

Celebrate the Small Things


It's Friday and it's time to celebrate the small things with VikLit from Sribblings of an Aspiring Author. I made a list of things I wanted to get done in order to celebrate I finally stuck to some sort of organization. My list had two items (I had to keep it realistic) and I achieved one. That's 50% of success. Not bad for the first time, right?

1. I wrote 5000 words that were actually related to my WiP. Mainly backstory and character development but I needed that in order to continue the story. Expect that blue bar on the side will finally move soon.

Done with the checklist. The following was not in any list but I'm glad anyway.

2. On Monday the Stressometer went up again. I chose to exorcise distress with exercise (the power of the treadmill compels you! the power of the treadmill compels you!) I ran 3 miles. Didn't get anywhere but wow! Three miles! I decided to repeat it on Wednesday. I ran like hell. Stress couldn't keep up with me.

3. My sheer luck yesterday.

- I close the door to the Cave and forgot the keys inside. Got trapped between the main door and the gates. Unexpected visitor saved me from waiting outside for 4 hours, studying the aesthetic of ferns and roses and their effect on ants.

- While waiting, I got in the dragon mobile and turned the switch on but forgot to switch off. Killed the battery. Mother Dragon was waiting to be picked up and there would be a dragon less in this world if I didn't get there. Visitor offered to pick her up.

- Forgot to close the door of the parrot's cage. Noticed it when the parrot was on top of the cage, doing a happy dance. Luckily, he accepted to go back inside instead of flying away. Some head scratching and plenty of begging was the bribe.


4. I was kindly nominated on Misha Gericke's blog under the category of Beginner Blogger with most potential. Honestly, I'm still in disbelief but I do celebrate I was even considered for nomination.

5. I won a giveaway (for the first time in my life) and now I am the proud owner of an ebook copy of The Princess of Las Pulgas by C. Lee McKenzie. How luckier a dragon can get?

Besides that, I am celebrating I have not misplaced my head, my legs, my wings or any vital organ. Dwarves lost one sock of each pair, but that wasn't me, I swear.

Join us and let us celebrate with you all small things. That's what life is made of!



40 comments:

  1. Fifty percent? Sounds like a winner of a week to me! Guess I was on to something when I said earlier in the week that your keys were on your dresser. They sure weren't in your pocket!

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    1. Hahaha, you bet! Have a palantir or something? :)

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  2. The Good, The Bad, The Ugly-- what a week. I love winning new books! It's just a happy feeling, like maybe I should try a lottery ticket or something. Fun post, Al.

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    1. I tried the lottery once, after I dreamed on a number and the exact place I would find said number. I found the store and the ticket and I won...my money back. It was a thrilling adventure, though. All my family and friends joined.

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  3. Congratulations on not misplacing any vital organs! I found your blog by participating in this bloghop! Please visit ours and follow us if you like it! http://citymusecountrymuse2012.blogspot.com/

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    1. Welcome to the Dragon Cave any time, Juliet. I'll be reading you. :)

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  4. Just don't lose your head. Those are hard to replace.

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    1. Hahaha, and it would be rather difficult to find another such a red, appealing, handsome scaly face like this. :)

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  5. Wow! I am impressed. That is a great week of accomplishments!

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  6. Are you sure about those socks? I'm not sure dragons are 100% truthful when it comes to petty theft. :-)

    Thanks for the mention. May Princess be the first of many wins for you.

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    1. Hahaha, well, if the socks would have some gold in them, then... no,no,no. I'm honest dragon. :)

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  7. Yes, this is a blog hop, and 50% is wonderful, especially if your glass is 1/2 full - which obviously, yours is... Visiting from Effectively Human to celebrate the small things: http://effectivelyhuman.blogspot.com/2013/01/celebrate-small-things.html

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    1. Thank you for the visit and the comment. I was there this morning. :)

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  8. Gosh stress turned to THREE MILES! Definitely worth celebrating, WOO go you! And 500 extra words! HURRAH.

    Glad you had a lucky day yesterday - time for a lotto ticket ;)

    Thank you for joining in ! TWIRLS YOU IN YOUR CELEBRATING NESS

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  9. Yay on reaching your goals!! That's always awesome. :) And I am highly impressed by the fact that you ran three miles. I can't run three minutes. haha And this is absolutely my favorite beginner blog--in fact, it's one of my favorite blogs that I visit period. (And I visit a LOT of blogs!!)

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    1. Thank you, Tamara. You're making me blush. :)

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  10. Love your dragon language. :) Congrats on your writing, accomplishing your goals and easing your stress. There's nothing like growth!

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    1. That's right, Nancy. Thanks for your comment. :)

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  11. Wow great list! I commend you running three miles - I can never seem to make it past the first half a mile haha!!

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    1. Hahaha, I would do it either if I were not running away from stress. :)Thanks, J.A.

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  12. All in all, it sounds like you had a good week [g].

    Congrats especially on your writing, and on your exercising--that's the one thing I never seem to make time for, but it's so important...

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  13. You are a riot! Congrats on everything you accomplished, and big thanks for making me laugh so hard! :-D

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    1. Thank you, Lexa. That's another thing I'll celebrate. :)

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  14. "exorcise distress with exercise" lol, classic!

    Okay. I clearly need to be a part of this awesomeness next time. :)

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    1. You bet. We'll be thrilled if you join us.

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  15. Congrats on the nomination. You deserve it. :)

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  16. You must have been deep in thought on your latest WIP or something equally deep and tantalizing to forget to do all of those things the other day. LOL. But it looks like it all worked out okay, and maybe you even made a new friend. :-)

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    1. Hahaha, you do understand me. Welcome to the Dragon Cave Kim. :D

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  17. Congratulations on your achievements. Writing 5000 words relating to your WiP is brilliant, wish I had been that disciplined. You ran 3 miles TWICE, that's fantastic! I can't run to save my life. You must have a lot of stamina. Well done for your beginner blogger nomination, seems like you're doing well so far. What an excellent, lucky week you've had.

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    1. Thanks for your comment, Anstice. Yes, it was a good week. Hopefully next is better, right?

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  18. Congratulations on your word count!!! That's great! I'm glad you had an unexpected friend help you with your keys, and car situation!
    And congratulations on winning a book, and getting an award! It sounds like you've had a great week!

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    1. Thanks Tyrean. Word count was huge and the book and all. I just don't get an award yet, just a nomination - Don't forget to vote, hahaha.

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  19. Congrats on the word count, I'm so impressed! And I feel very lazy too LOL.

    Love your parrot, what a cutie. And you definitely deserve the blog nomination, no question. :)

    Hope it's been a great weekend for you. :)

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    1. Thank you very much, Julie. I hope you've had a great weekend too. :D

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  20. Awesome list of accomplishments you have going on there!

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