Monday, September 20, 2010

My Week

I had an exciting post about bubble gum planned for you this week (yes, bubble gum), but other stuff happened. So, my gum post will have to wait until next week.

Last week I took a week off from blogging. Well, not really because I blogged once and that's all I'll be blogging this week too, but anyway. It was my intention to take the week off to get some stuff done. And.... I got some stuff done. Not everything I wanted to get done, but life isn't perfect and I never get everything I want done. So I like to consider last week a success.

One of the main tasks I wanted to accomplish for the week was to start writing on my WIP again. I mean, I always, sort of, write at it. But never really on it. And though I didn't get a lot of writing on the WIP done last week, I did finish a version of my chapter one that I actually think might work and want to keep. (It's a huge accomplishment, believe it or not.)

I've been struggling with the tone of my WIP for so long now. Months. And now, finally, I think I might have found a balance between the tone I want and the tone that just comes out when I write this character (she has a mind of her own!), and I'm super excited. I know I've said it before, but I'll say it again. One of my biggest problems is that, often, I try to push my preconceived notions of what I think the story should be that I never give it a chance to unfold naturally. It's a huge problem.

Last week though, that didn't happen. So YAY! Don't you guys get excited when you push through a wall on your WIPs?? I do.

And last weekend was perfect for celebrating. Because Friday was my birthday! YAY! (And Christine Danek's too! We're birthday buddies.)

So there was lots of cake...

Baskin Robbin's Cookies 'n Cream ice cream cake with fudge frosting.....MMMMMM

And there were burgers and fries.....

Five Guys Burgers and Fries have the best fries. EVER! Double MMmmMMmmm

And lastly, thanks for my lovely hubby, there were beautiful flowers (which arrived at my work on Friday DEAD, but were replaced on Saturday. Hmm... you think my hubby was trying to tell me something there?? Like maybe he thinks I'm old and withered? Hmm.... Oh well.).....

Oh, and I almost forgot the most important thing, there were pretty new purses that are like the cutest thing ever!.....

The pictures kind of dark, but it's very cute. I promise.

So, my week was GREAT! And my weekend was even better. I hope you guys had a great one too!! Happy Monday!!!


  1. Yay, on the wip! Definitely love it when that happens. :D

    That cake looks soooo good. Now I have a craving for some for breakfast.

  2. Happy Belated Birthday!!!! Man I always miss it happening on the actual day but it looks like you had fun without me!!! Five Guys Burger and Fries is delicious (though my new burger joint is Smashburger... delish!)

    The bag looks adorable! I'm jealous... always a great addition to your birthday celebration.

    Congrats on mkaing progress on the wip, I too was able to make some progress and I'm thankful since it's been sometime!

  3. I love five guys--yum. I hope you had a great day--sounds like you did.

    My hubs gave me flowers too. :) Love the bag. Nice!

    Congrats on the progress. I know the feeling of pushing through the wall. I pushed through one this weekend too. :)

    I also got an Edward card. Silly I know but nice to look at. :)

  4. I'm glad you had a great birthday, Kim! And now I have a taste for bubblegum. When I'm in a mall and see a gumball machine, I occasionally need to stick quarters in and get one (even though the flavor lasts about five minutes!).
    My wip has been slow going due to things life has thrown at me, but luckily I still have found time to write on it a few times a week. I really want a week where I can dive in and finish it!

  5. A double dose of happiness here ... Happy Birthday to you, and Happy Writing too :)

  6. Oh man, who doesn't love pushing through a wall? Figuratively speaking, of course. :P

    Congrats on your great Chapter 1! Now on to Chapter 2. ;) (That's where I'm stuck right now, lol.)

  7. Mmmmm...Five Guys!

    What gorgeous flowers too...sounds like you had a great birthday and weekend!

    Happy writing this week!

  8. Oh, yeah! That's a great feeling when you can push thru your wip despite yourself. LOL

    PS: LOVE Five Guys!!!

  9. Stick with the writing. It will come to you.

    Happy belated birthday. That cake looks awesome!

  10. Happy Belated B-day!!!

    I love cake, fries, and bubble Not necessarily in that order.

    Your post is awesome and I'm glad the writing is coming along!

  11. Good luck with that WIP... you know I can't wait to see how it goes :)

  12. Yay for a new purse!!! Good birthday present! My birthday was yesterday, and I got a Kindle. Awesome? I believe so. :)

  13. Happy Belated Birthday! Congrats on such a successful week. Yay! Hope this week is just as fabulous or even better...:)

  14. Happy Birthday, Kim - love the purse! Congrats on pushing through on your WIP. That may have been your best present! :-)

  15. Happy Birthday! And I have a little something for you at my place. Enjoy!

  16. Love those breakthrough moments! So much fun - hope it keeps rolling for you :)

  17. Happy Birthday! WOO HOO!

    And way to go on the WIP!

  18. Hi Kim! I came by from Kittie's blog. :)

    Happy belated birthday! And well done for pushing on through with your WIP. It is SO exciting when that happens - that is the bit I live for!

  19. Love, love, love THE NEW LAYOUT! So pretty *sigh*