As the working week draws to a close, I feel a lot has been accomplished this week. I rarely think about things like this, but a post I read on another blog got me thinking!
My husband survived his first week of work and he loved it. He’s doing a bricklaying apprenticeship. He already had a couple of weeks training before being let loose onto the building site, so this week he put his new found skills to the test, knocking out bricks and repointing as well as learning how to lay bricks around a window. Oh the plans I have for him! We need a barbecue – a brick one would be lovely. Thanks to Bill, I’ve been on pinterest finding plans, oh yes I have. And I’ve been looking at the possibility of a brick shed, but shhh – don’t tell my husband. I want it to be a surprise. I’m such a lovely wife.
Phoebe did well this week too. She got a gift certificate for most improved handwriting to spend at the school stationary store, and she’s only a few points away from receiving a badge at school. They have a thinking, learning and caring thing they do at her school and each time she gets a certificate, she gets closer to receiving a shiny metal badge. She got another certificate this week, so she’s almost there! Well done Phoebe!
Abbie has also had a great week. I’ve noticed a massive improvement in her art. She’s crazy gifted when it comes to drawing, and I’m not just saying that because I’m her mother – the girl can draw! And to see an improvement in something I already thought looked amazing is so cool. She also scored highest in her science test, which is awesome. I’m not one of these parent’s that insist her children do amazing academically, but I am always proud when they come home and tell me things like this. Well done Abbie!
I’ve accomplished a few things this week too. I got all the critiques for Nestpitch done – my team are super quick! The words I’ve had the privilege of reading have been so brilliant. These authors have a lot to be proud of!
I decided that I wasn’t sold on the cover I bought for Finding Immortal, so I decided to do it myself. I’m thrilled with the results and I look forward to my cover reveal. I got a lot of writing done too. 12k words this week so far and I aim to make it 20k by Sunday. I WILL slay CampNaNoWriMo! I’ve been trying to regulate my sleeping pattern, and by doing so I seem to be able to write more. Awesome. I also had a book trailer made and I am super psyched over it, I think it’s amazing, but I may be a teeny bit biased. And finally, I made a banner for when Finding Immortal is released. Another thing I’m very happy with. Look!
I’m really happy with it, though I do have the urge to add something. I’m one of those people. “I’ll just add this and this and this and…” until it’s a mess, so I’ve been super restrained. What do you think? Cool banner, or no?
I can’t wait to do my cover and trailer reveal, but I will be patient and wait until it’s time.
So what have you accomplished this week? I want to know!