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Friday, November 17, 2017

Celebrate the Small Things

This weekly blog hop is sponsored by the amazing Lexa Cain,  and co-hosted by L.G. Keltner from Writing Off the Edge and myself. 

What exactly are we celebrating?

Every week, wonderful things happen, tiny things, which make us smile. But as time grabs us up, we forget all about these moments as if they never existed at all. This is the chance for us to reflect back on those and remember that there are tons of things worth celebrating.

This week, I'm celebrating. . .

1) Wedding anniversary! It's our 22nd today. My how time flies. I won't see my husband but maybe for a few minutes (explanation following) today, which is fine. I'm sure we'll have many more days and years to come.

2) Hunting season! This is why my husband is going to be out and about today. It started last weekend. And while he enjoyed romping through the forest and scouting deer with my brother last weekend, he wasn't very successful. So he's going to give it another go. Honestly, he's not a big hunter but does it more for the time outside and to spend quality time with my youngest brother. Luckily, he doesn't have to be successful either. My freezer is already set since my other brother was kind enough to give us one of his bucks earlier this week. (something important since I really do count on the meat).

3) Lots of writing time! Life has been calmer. . .always is this time of year on our farm. . .so I've been revising away. I'm treating it as my Nano contribution, which obviously makes for an impossible word count. But I figure the MS is just about 50,000 words and by the time I get done revising it (it's an in-depth revision, not a light one), that's got to count for the 50,000.

Also. . .

. . .blogger buddy, D.A. Cairns, has brought out a new book this week!

 (I need a book birthday song or gif or something for these)

Anyway, here it is. . . .

*drum roll*

Which you can find

Angus has battled an obsession with sex throughout his adult life. Although outwardly a model husband and father with a respectable life and a well-paying job, he has a shameful secret life which he has become highly skilled at hiding.

Cassy is married to Angus and has no idea about his secret life. In fact, with her own worries she has been pulling away from him, emotionally and physically which is making his behaviour worse. Although she does not know it, Cassy is fanning the flames of an inferno which threatens to destroy their marriage.

Lovesickness: the eternal bane of humanity, the inescapable affliction which we simultaneously crave and fear. For Angus and Cassy, already in the thirteenth year of their marriage, the painful journey to true happiness has only just began.

Love Sick Love is a brutally honest and confronting story of love, sexual obsession and hope.

So, what about you? What put a smile on your face this last week?

Find a pair of woolly gloves? Meet someone kind on the street? Did something small catch your eye for just a second, something which made you smile?

What are you celebrating???


  1. Wow, awesome! Happy Anniversary!! ^_^

    I think my dad has been doing some deer hunting. He's getting better at it.

    YAY for writing time! :D And big congratulations to DA!! I think I'm far enough on my outline to start the next story!! But right now I'm celebrating getting my edit notes back for the last book. ^_^

  2. Our hunting season starts next week. I used to hate venison, but I have come to like it. It is a great lean meat.

    Love Sick Love is a unique idea for a story. I'm intrigued.

  3. Happy Anniversary!

    I could tell hunting season started because I logged into facebook and BAM pictures of dead deer by friends. LOL

  4. Happy Anniversary and wishing you a safe and blessed Thanksgiving.

  5. Happy Anniversary! 22 years. Wonderful. May you have many, more happy years together. You're very understanding to allow your husband to go hunting on your anniversary.
    The Rugby league action in the World Cup is bringing me lots of smiles. Loving it!
    Thanks for the book plug as well.

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