{friday mixing bowl} fun donuts, alarm woes, and other finds and fails of the week!


I couldn’t figure out for the life of me why I couldn’t compose this post. It’s because I was using my Writer’s Alley posting client.

It’s been one of those weeks πŸ™‚

My Friday Mixing Bowl looks different today, but here’s what I will remember about the fun and beautiful mess it’s been:


This week, I attempted to get on a new schedule. (Insert cringe face.) Look, I set my alarm with pretty emojis! Yay! Done!Β Or not. On the first day, my kid woke up six minutes before my alarm was supposed to go off, and our adventure began 1.5 hours earlier than usual. I’ll do better next week, I promise!!


I’m currently in client editing mode, working on a really fun manuscript. Another client just sent off a book proposal — for which she almost immediately received an enthusiastic response. So we are super excited about that, even if I’m wondering how this unicorn of a rockstar managed to get a reply so quickly! πŸ˜‰


Confession: I had to swallow my pride and email my agent saying I needed a little longer on these edits than originally planned. Normally I would stay up all hours of the night to GET THE THING DONE at all costs, but after back-to-back-to-back edits (and since it’s not under contract yet), I am trying to be good and give the story space so it can be the best it can be. This recovering people pleaser needs to practice the whole healthy boundary thing more often. But look how pretty and shiny my book baby was when I picked it up from the printer this week!


Huge bright spot: I surprised my kids with a donut date before school this week at a little place by our house. Whole Foods waffles from home for the Cub, ice cream cone for the Little Lady, and BB-8 for this geeky mama! If you ever come to Tulsa, I will take you.

CHILLS watching this girl bring it on The Voice! New favorite = Shalyah from Team Adam. You might think this is blasphemy, but move over, Beyonce. Who did it better? The youngest contestant on The Voice! πŸ™‚

Hope you have an amazing weekend!



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  • Yes, let’s go get donuts next time I’m in town!!! πŸ˜€ Also . . . I will be a better morning friend next week and text you to make sure you’re awake in the morning. Scout’s honor πŸ™‚


    • I need you in my life! <3 I believe you.

      Let's do this! You are killing your edits!

  • Yay for donuts. Boo for alarms. And WHOOP! for the MS πŸ™‚

  • I love these posts of yours πŸ™‚
    That is too cool about your “unicorn” client! =D (But seriously though–what sort of wizardry is an almost immediate reply?! LOL )
    Oh and P.S: Recovering people pleasers unite. πŸ˜‰ Glad you’re giving #Blacey’s story time and space–and I cannot wait to read it someday!