Friday, May 8, 2015

Celebrate the Small Things: May 8, 2015

Well, it's Friday and time to write my post for Lexa Cain's Celebrate the Small Things.

As in the past, I may post something about writing, something personal, something random or even all the above.

Or if I have a REALLY off week, I might just post a photo or two. ;)


It's been a busy month and I've had to skip a couple of my posts but hopefully May will find me back on track. So my small things to celebrate this week:
  • A fantasy short story I wrote was published in an anthology, all proceeds benefiting an author friend who is fighting cancer. Hey, it's only .99, why not give it a try! Flights of Fantasy
     
  • Today I am meeting with a local Ecuadorian fellow who does graphic design. We have bought a couple of pillows from him. I'm hoping he will allow me to use some of his designs for book covers. They would go on the middle school series, 7 of Seven, that I'm working on. Keeping my fingers crossed, he is a very talented and hard working youngster.

    Here are some samples of designs he has on pillows and puzzles.



    I love his flare for design and am hopefuly we can work something out.

  • My writing group, Writing Our World (in Cuenca), is still going strong. We have over 30 members and most meetings have 10-15 attend. We have romance, mystery, science fiction, memoirs, children's, poetry and non-fiction all represented as well as several editors. Everyone enjoys the networking and about half the attendees stay for the hour+ of quiet writing time.
So that's it in a nutshell. I hope you have some small things to celebrate!

9 comments:

  1. I have several small things to celebrate from last week. Thanks to you and Nancy!!

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  2. Custom art for your book covers, that's pretty cool. Those three beautiful pieces have a very indigenous feel to them. My mother's family is from Ecuador, and I have a ton of things that look like that type of art around my house. It's warm and inviting. I love it.

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  3. The talk went well today but I told him I didn't expect him to answer right away. Sent the text of the first story (completed) and WIP for him to review.

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  4. Thanks, definitely keeping my fingers crossed!

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  5. Congrats on having your short story published! Woohoo! Those are cool designs for a cover. Yay for your writing group, and I hope you have a lovely weekend! :)

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  6. Thanks, Lexa. It was a great weekend. Hope yours was as well!

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  7. Wow, i love this.

    you have wonderful blog,

    http://melodyjacob1.blogspot.com/ #havealovelyweek

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