Candles, Cake, and Links

Birthday Cake
Today I turn one year older.
But luckily, as my daughter told me, I don’t look any bigger.

Not for a lack of trying, mind you. I spent last night at a wedding reception filling my belly with desserts and this morning nibbling on a cinnamon bun baked for royalty. “Looking bigger” is only a matter of time.

After the sugar highs, I’m laying low, soaking up some beautiful weather, cashing in a gift certificate on new clothes, and getting ready to jump back into my day job tomorrow. My birthday is always bittersweet, as it marks the end of my summer and the beginning of a new school year.

So, while I kick up my feet and demand more cake, here are some links I’d like to pass your way.

  1. 10 Things to do with an Old Sweater (from Savvy Housekeeping.com). I know it’s still August and plenty hot these days, but when Fall does round the corner, here are some great ideas for how to deal with those sweaters that don’t fit anymore. You know, the ones that got all stretched out last winter? Or put in the dryer with that load of kids’ clothes? There’s nothing like slipping on a sweater to find the arms two inches too short.
  2. Return to Writing in Six Steps (from hownottowrite.com). Did your summer fly by like mine? And, there on my desk sits that novel in progress, still…in progress. Waiting and whispering, Rewrite. Rewrite. oooOOOOoo0! So, get to it.
  3. Writerhead Wednesday: Featuring Tracy Seeley. A great Writerhead interview on Kristin Bair O’Keefe’s blog with Tracy Seeley. Tracy has a new memoir out, My Ruby Slippers, that sounds amazing. And, in her interview she mentions one trick that keeps her writing: not checking email before she gets out of bed. Not that I do that….

And, PS. Don’t forget this Wednesday Jenna Blum stops by for an interview about her bestselling novel, The Stormchasers.

Happy Day, folks!

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9 responses to “Candles, Cake, and Links

  1. Happy Birthday, Christi!

  2. Happy Day, indeed! Thanks for the links; the second in particular. I’m officially starting the rewrite of my Book One tomorrow. It’s so gorgeous here today. The lake was as blue as I can remember seeing it. My Goddaughter and her boyfriend, my wife and I spent the afternoon enjoying it. Sounds like you had similar weather. Yay! And I’m not going to let the knot in my gut over the rewrite spoil a beautiful evening. I hope you follow suit. Happy Birthday, my writing buddy!!

  3. Happy Birthday!!! And have a great back to school too. πŸ™‚

  4. Happy Birthday, Christi!

  5. Happy Birthday from a stranger from afar! And thanks for the good word about Writerhead. It was fun to think about what really works for me, and leaving the internet OFF until I’ve done my morning writing chores is really the only way for me. I hope you keep celebrating your birthday all week. And it’s never too late or early for birthday cake. Cheers!

  6. Thanks everyone for the birthday wishes πŸ™‚

    Vaughn, The day was lovely. The Lake here has been beautiful as well. I hope your rewrite is starting out smooth and easy.

    Tracy, I keep thinking about your process (and your book). Today, I managed a little writing time before the emails beckoned. The cake, however, eluded me. Maybe I’ll drag out that tub o’ ice cream from the freezer.

  7. A belated happy birthday! And I love what your daughter said, I laughed out loud, and I love your photograph of the candles.

  8. Thanks Cathryn & Ladies on the Bench πŸ™‚

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