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!


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

  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.

  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.

  4. Thanks, definitely keeping my fingers crossed!

  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! :)

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

  7. Wow, i love this.

    you have wonderful blog, #havealovelyweek


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