The Weekly Smile for the 7th of December, 2020 #weeklysmile

Today, a day of remembrance for those of us in the US, is an odd one, and yet there is still plenty out there to smile about. And on that note, my smile this week may seem odd to some – I have been doing a lot of editing over this last week.

A little over a year ago I thought I would have my book The Old Mill out by the end of the year. And maybe January. Or… For some reason, after I finished a draft in late September 2019, I dropped it and could not pick it up again until March 2020. OK, great, out to beta readers, and I could publish by mid-summer!

Nope.

Anyway, I started editing again last Monday. Since then, I have been very deep into and have gotten a lot done. I think I should be done in a week. Then comes the formatting. Oh well, it isn’t easy ;)

But it is great to be working on it again. It is all clicking and going very well.

That is my smile, picking up editing after being away from it for a long time.

What made you smile?

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Come on, I’m sure you smiled at least once last week.  Why don’t you share it?  I hope you can join in!

Here is list of “rules” and guiding ideas.  If you don’t have time to read it right now, just remember that this is an exercise to spread positivity.  Don’t smile about the misfortune of others.  Don’t smile in a way to excludes others.  Make sure a 12 year old can read it.

To join in, write a post to share your smile and then leave a comment on this post with a link to your smile.  Or, if you prefer, do a pingback to this post (pingback = have a link from your post to this one) (Note – pingbacks have been very inconsistent – please leave a comment :) ).   You can post any time until next Sunday evening (to be simple, I will say midnight GMT, which is 7 PM Sunday for me).   Next week I will compile all of the Smiles and do a separate post of them on Monday morning just before the smile.  (I will shoot for around 7 AM EST).

46 thoughts on “The Weekly Smile for the 7th of December, 2020 #weeklysmile

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  13. Natasha

    So glad you have had a productive time working on your book. All the very best for it’s successful future ahead.

    I’ve had quite a few reasons to smile lately, despite a few debacles here and there.

    Here are two of my posts Trent:
    https://natashamusing.com/2020/12/48-things-im-grateful-for-mondayblogs/

    https://natashamusing.com/2020/12/on-turning-four-blogiversary-bloganniversary-amwriting/

    Happy holidays and all things festive. :)

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I set up an email account just for social, but it is impossible to go through. I rely on the WP Reader and the notification in the browser. Looking forward to seeing it.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Sorry, I thought I mentioned it – I’ll go back and fix the post. The Old Mill is a book I wrote a few years ago. I have put out a total of three books since I finished it and have been struggling to get it out for a long time, but it keeps dragging me down. So, hopefully, I will finally get it out, after all of these years.

      I’ll be by in a few minuets.

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  14. dprastka

    Dec. 7th, a day in history to remember. And to think we were at Pearl Harbor this last February. Seems so long ago now….
    I’m so happy you dove into your editing, I wish I had the time and commitment to write a novel. I do admire you and all that put their heart and soul into their writings. I bet it’s so rewarding! Have a great week!

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      It is a day to be remembered.

      I have written quite a few books… 100% in my head ;) Several years ago I decided to try to put what was in my head onto “paper”, and the Fireborn was born. The funny thing about the this book is that a big chunk of the central story was one of those books I wrote in my head decades ago…

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Editing is one of my least favorite parts of the effort, though this isn’t as bad – I’ve been over this so many times in the past that it is actually pretty clean. It’s just been a bit frustrating to be sitting on the 95% finished book for so long! Good luck with your sequel and novella! Is the sequel based on your mother’s stories?

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks. Yes, they are all self-published. I use KDP. It has been almost two years since I last put something out, mostly because the Old Mill was supposed to be done over a year ago! (I wrote it in 2017).

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