Sunday, 29 July 2012

Positive Thinking

My daughter and son have just returned from a trip to Florida where they visited the Kennedy Space Centre. While they were there they kindly bought a mug for me with this picture/quote on it. I love the idea of positive thinking and am editing in between birthday parties, family visits and a stronking great head cold/vertigo and typing like a...well, like a mad typist.

I'm doing my best to finish my wip so that I can send it off to the RNA NWS in time for the 31 August deadline. The deadline for me will actually be 24 August, because no post is delivered (or collected, I believe) on the weekends in Jersey! So, I'll need to make sure this is posted on the Thursday/Friday prior to the 31 August as it will be going parcel post and will take a couple of days to get to the UK.

Right now, there isn't a cat's chance in blackberries that it's going to be finished in time, but I'm going to keep tapping away and send the best wip possible in the time I have left. The book has already been written, but I've decided to change it - drastically - and therefore am in the middle of an almost total rewrite. Not the best timing to do this I'm sure you'll agree. I'd better get on with it then. Have a great week.



21 comments:

Faye said...

My scalp is shrinking (that's how I know stress)in sympathy for you Debs. Good time to remember fav Darwin quote: "Step by step. Method in all things."

Janice Horton said...

Thinking of you Debs and cheering you on - you CAN do it!!

Janice xx

Diane Fordham said...

Love the mug Debs and am all for positive thinking. Just do your best and then a little bit more :-)

Jenny Woolf said...

Good luck!

Anita Chapman said...

Best of luck Debs! Thought of you and your lovely garden when I was on the St Malo-Portsmouth ferry yesterday passing Jersey.

Jean Bull said...

Good Luck, Debs! My horoscope (Gemini) said today that I shouldn't be pessimistic, but dip into my inner reservoir of hope and faith. That could apply to anyone aiming to get their WIP finished by the end of August or the 24th in your case!

Sue Guiney said...

And here's another inspirational Americanism for you: Go! Fight! Win!

Teresa Ashby said...

You can do it, Debs!! x

Melissa Marsh said...

Best wishes on getting it done! Here's hoping that the head cold disappears very soon. I think a large dose of chocolate should help. ;-)

Jen said...

Go, Debs, go!

Anna Scott Graham said...

Oh Debs, I'm sending many positive vibes your way! Good luck with the manuscript; I LOVE a cat's chance in blackberries, btw... :)

Mama J said...

Good luck, Debs. Sounds like a lot of work but I'm sure it'll be worth it in the end.

Flowerpot said...

Oooh best of luck Debs. I love the expression cat's chance in blackberries - never heard that before!

Chris Stovell said...

Good luck, Debs! If positive vibes from all of us count then your fingers will fly across the keyboards. Hope you feel better now too.

Shirley Wells said...

Good luck, Debs. We're all rooting for you. I love that quotation - so true. :)

Hope you feel better soon!

d.J. Kirkby said...

This happens to the very best of books - of which your is one. Hug, ok that's a long enough break, get back at it. xo

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

Thank you very much. Slow progress at the moment!

Liane Spicer said...

Go for it, Debs. You can do it.

Carol said...

Ooohh good luck. Shall keep my fingers crossed and will send lots of speedy writing vibes!

C x

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

liane - thank you, I need all the help I can get!

carol - fingers flying and tying up in knots...

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