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
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.).....