Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Wednesday! Hope you are having a great week! 

Valentine’s Day is kind of a fun holiday. I know some people get bummed out about not having the romantic dinner or flowers. It is kind of the girl’s dream right? I have had those feelings at a time in my life.

When I was out shopping last weekend, I saw something that made me smile. Two brothers, both under the age of ten, were walking together each one had a shopping basket with a box of valentines in it. They each had a different kind. 

I have fond memories of sitting at our kitchen table when I was a kid, with the class list, writing one out to each of my classmates. And getting to school and dropping one in each of their handmade boxes.

How about the conversation hearts? I loved and still love those. I think I read everyone of them before eating it.

These are the things I think of for Valentine’s Day. Be sure to give little messages of appreciation to those around you today. Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be all about a dinner and flowers. It is about sharing love with one another.

Picture from Unsplash by Laura Briedis.

This week at the Writing House

Happy Monday!

Things are moving right along with The Hard Way’s journey to publish. I worked through the recent round of edits from my editor and started on the post editing read through. It is  so rewarding to watch the development of the book as it goes through the different rounds of editing. Having the punctuation right is just one part. Making sure the grammar works and the word choices are the right ones are other parts of the process. All of the work is put in to make their story the best reading experience it can be. That’s the ultimate goal of a writer, right?

I’m noticing even my writing for the blog has changed from things I’ve learned from the editing process. I’m more conscience of my over use of the word that and really, both are extra words which have their place in writing, but are not to be over used.

This week’s quote is a motivator for me to get things with my writing done. I’ve looked at it several times and feel the good vibe it puts out for me. There have been struggles to get through while trying to achieve my dream to publish a novel. But the end is near and I can see the light.

I just need to stay positive and not get frustrated. Need to work hard, which is how I always seem to do things in my life. And, get those things done. Finish the tasks I need to get done to get this story published. As long as I continue to persevere, it will pay off with a self published novel. Have a good writing week everyone!

And Happy Valentine’s Day! Hope all of you can enjoy the day with someone you love, if not a sweetheart, maybe a parent, grandparent or a child. Or a friend, someone who may need a little love shared with them. Hugs go a long way to making someone feel special, and make us feel good too.