Happy Things

I haven’t posted in a little while, BUT I have a fantastic excuse. Ready? Book One is COMPLETE. That’s right. You heard it here first. The Kindle version is available for pre-sale here, and the paperback version is uploaded and the proof copy is on its way to me even as we speak. (Okay, we’re not speaking. But now as I type, it’s making its way to my doorstep.) So, pretty good excuse, right?

So in lieu of a regular posty kind of post, I’m going to take an idea from another blog I follow by wonderful YA author Skylar Dorset (find her blog here and the first book in her fantastic Otherworld series here). She does what she calls a “Pick Me-Up” post where she just lists a few things that have made her happy in the recent week. So I’m taking a page from her book, and posting my own list of recent happy things.

Five things that have made me happy in the last week:

  1. Snow!!!! Winter finally found its way to the Ozarks and we are snowed in! I know that so many people are annoyed by this fact, but I love it. Bring it on.
  2. Finally feeling like Book One is FINISHED. It’s been a long long long time coming, and I know my book isn’t perfect. I know that. But I like it, and I’m happy to introduce it to the world in just a few short weeks!
  3. Big Hero 6. I saw this movie in the theatres when we first got back from Tokyo, and we watched it again last night. The movie itself is so wonderful and sweet and funny… it’s quickly becoming a favourite. But having just been to Japan, it took on a whole different meaning for me. I love it so much. I could live in San Fransokyo. So brilliant.
  4. Green fingernails. That’s right–green. St Patrick’s Day is upon us and my nails are in the Irish mood!
  5. My puppy. Okay, to be fair, she’s on my list every week. She’s sweet and spoiled and super cute, and she LOVES the snow. Happy happy girl.


And there ya have it! What tops your list this week?

2 thoughts on “Happy Things”

  1. yayyy congrats!!! this is so exciting 🙂 your dog is precious…I almost couldn’t spot her b/c she matches the snow! I’d say my new project is making me VERY happy right now. I just got the go-ahead to work on it from my agent the other day so I can fly through with full confidence on the idea! And my kitten Penny of course…after my Pudding passed this summer I honestly thought I might die from the pain, so being able to be happy again is pretty nice!


    1. Thank you! I’m excited to finally have it out in the world; we’re planning a family celebration dinner on the 17th to celebrate the release day. 🙂 Yeah, my silly snow puppy–the snow is her camo. Haha! She loves it. I remember when you lost your precious kitty. I’m SO glad Penny found you and is able to bring you some much deserved happiness. And I can’t wait to hear about your new project!! How thrilling – enjoy the heck out of it!


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