Happy Friday #20 – Burst of productivity, an anniversary and other stories…

Yay, it´s time for Happy Friday :D Looking forward to know what made you smile this week!

Writing and critiquing: This week has been soooooo productive on both front! I´ve been really getting into Jaime´s story and I am enjoying critiquing every word. I´ll have to write a post about this critiquing business because it´s also a learning process and a getting-to-know the other writer better. Thanks to critiquing Jaime´s chapters, I also worked quite a bit on my own WiP. While in terms of word counts, I didn´t write as much as last week, I feel that my chapters are getting much stronger. So yep. Productive week :D

Reading: I am still reading LOOKING FOR ALASKA by John Green. It´s a bit of a slow read for me but this has several reasons: (1) I don´t want it to end; (2) I am reading this book as a reader and as a writer, thinking about the words´ choice and the dialogue. There are many other books that I didn´t want to let go of but with this one, it´s like I´m in the story without being in while still being in. Ok and since this didn´t make sense at all and I´m not yet done with the book which I am really really enjoying, you now know what Jaime has to deal with when it comes to the comments I make inside her WiP :D

Randomness: My parents celebrated their 38th wedding anniversary. Yep, it´s amazing. They´re amazing. Through all the ups and downs that may come during 38 years, they´re still a team and I am thankful for them! Since my dad would have a cow if I post a picture of him on my blog – or maybe not, maybe it´s just on Facebook, I´ll have to check this :D – I found a picture which shows them together but doesn´t show them.

Papa et Maman looking in the same direction

So, tell me what made you smile this week?

12 Comments on “Happy Friday #20 – Burst of productivity, an anniversary and other stories…

  1. I outlined both my rewrite and the sequel, so now I know exactly where I’m going with both of them. It took forever, but I’m proud of myself for doing it :)

    • Yay Stephanie! :D Hope you have a wonderful weekend after all that hard work!

  2. You know, it took me a long time to finish Looking For Alaska but it was because I wasn’t into it. I didn’t really like it. It got to a point I just wanted to finish and get it behind me. That saddened me, because I expected to like it =(
    Congrats to your parents!

    • Really? What didnt you like about it? I think that can happen and sometimes it also depends on the expectations… Thanks for my parents :D 38 years together…always makes me smile when I think about it :D Hope youre having a great weekend, I saw on Twitter that its a bit stressful for you right now, so hope you can get some time to do what you need to do and still enjoy your visit :D

  3. My friend Elodie always makes me smile. Yes, CPing teaches you so much. Glad you are doing it!!! One day, I’ll edit your first five pages and you can see what THAT looks like:)

    • :D I went into CPing not knowing at all what to expect and Im very happy about the results…Reading someones else novel with the CP eyes is helping my own writing I think and then of course Jaimes comments in my own WiP help to make it better :D And one day, I may have to take you up on it :D

  4. Awww! Congrats to Papa et Maman! :D

    I’m sure Jaime’s novel’s going to be awesome, especially with her writing it and you critiquing it. Is it on Amazon to pre-order yet? :D

    What made me smile this week? Aside from the usual, probably Gary Corby’s THE IONIA SANCTION. And I’m not saying that because I have a review of it on my blog today. Really, it made me smile because I enjoyed the story and the characters, and I realized that I’ve found a series that I will enjoy collecting for as long as Gary continues to write them (which I hope is a very long time).

    • Merci Colin :D I love seeing my parents and remembering how long theyve been together :D

      Jaimes novel is going to be amazing :D I keep on pestering her to send me more chapters just so that I know how the story goes…:D

      Im glad you found a series you will enjoy as long as the writer keeps on writing them! (And I need to check out your review of it, I saw on Twitter how much you enjoyed it!)

      Hope youre having a great weekend!

    • Thanks Jamie :D I am really enjoying it! Probably going to post a full review on it on Tuesday! Hope youre having a great weekend!

  5. This whole CP things has been really helpful to me too! :) And how awesome is it that your parents have been together for 38 years?! Congrats to them. :) I’ll have more chapters for you soon… :)

  6. Go your parents, wow 38 years!

    Would love to read a post about critiquing!

    You may already have all of these but I gave you a wee blog award here

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