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August 19th, 2011


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08:35 am - Get happy
Hey there! It's been a while....

The past week in particular has seen me writhing on the floor in full-body denial of the Work-Thing that Other People want me to do (it is awful, it is so awful) and pounding away at the original project that has been dogging me for several years. I can report that the writhing will continue until People realize that I am not the person, but more importantly... I have a completed draft of the Texas-project.

123,845 words in draft (at least 4000 to be relatively easily cut, I suspect). Two weeks to let it rest untouched, and then I'll do a reread/revision with a scalpel and a glass of wine or two. But anyway, I finished a draft. Finally.

So let's celebrate with two awesome songs:

**Judy Garland singing "Get Happy," my go-to song for cheer.
**Jill Scott singing the Bill Withers classic "Lovely Day."

And one extra, in a slightly different vein to wake you up:
**the English Beat singing "Ranking Full Stop".

May your Friday be wonderful, full of accomplishment, dancing, and happy things. :-)

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From:freixenet
Date:August 19th, 2011 01:35 pm (UTC)
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Whoo hoo for Fridays, for writing, for Judy Garland and for wine! (But especially the writing!!!)
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From:laurawise
Date:August 19th, 2011 04:49 pm (UTC)
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Yay for YOUR writing, F, and for wine and Judy G and good things to come. Happy Friday!
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From:anne_d
Date:August 19th, 2011 02:00 pm (UTC)
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Huzzah for the writing! Hugs for the annoyances!
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From:laurawise
Date:August 19th, 2011 04:49 pm (UTC)
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Thank you, A, thank you and hugs to start the weekend right!
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From:mamculuna
Date:August 19th, 2011 02:07 pm (UTC)
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Hope for the best on all counts! And thanks for the music.

My own personal get happy song is John Boutte's "Accentuate the Positive". Not sure that's your kind of thing--sorry if not! But hope the happy is with you!
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From:laurawise
Date:August 19th, 2011 04:50 pm (UTC)
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I am a Bing Crosby "Accentuate the Positive" purist, but that's a fine version too. :-)

Cheers and good thoughts for your weekend!
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From:chase820
Date:August 19th, 2011 02:25 pm (UTC)
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Congrats on the draft! I know what an accomplishment that feels like. :)
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From:laurawise
Date:August 19th, 2011 04:50 pm (UTC)
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Thanks, Chase, thanks and good cheer for your ongoing project too. :-)

Happy Friday! Weekend ahoy!
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From:janus_74
Date:August 19th, 2011 02:35 pm (UTC)
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Well done on finishing the draft!
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From:laurawise
Date:August 19th, 2011 04:51 pm (UTC)
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I was almost thinking this day would never come. ;-)

Cheers and thanks, T, and a wonderful weekend for you!
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From:paratti
Date:August 19th, 2011 03:15 pm (UTC)
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Sings along, if really badly off-key.

((Hugs))
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From:laurawise
Date:August 19th, 2011 04:51 pm (UTC)
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Hurrah hurrah! [turns up the music for you]
[sends hugs and good-weekend thoughts]
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From:cindergal
Date:August 19th, 2011 04:12 pm (UTC)
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Yay for a completed draft!

::throws confetti::

::pops champagne::

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From:laurawise
Date:August 19th, 2011 04:52 pm (UTC)
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Oh, I could use the champagne. ;-) [shares with you]
[sends thanks, hugs, and good thoughts for better days]
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From:gwynnega
Date:August 19th, 2011 06:35 pm (UTC)
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Go you! Congratulations!!! :-)

::hugs::
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From:laurawise
Date:August 19th, 2011 07:04 pm (UTC)
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Thanks, Gwynne! And a good Friday and a better weekend to you, too. [hugs]
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From:stevie_carroll
Date:August 19th, 2011 08:35 pm (UTC)
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Hurrah for a finished first draft!

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From:laurawise
Date:August 19th, 2011 11:15 pm (UTC)
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Thanks, Stevie!

Good cheer and good times for your weekend, too. :-)
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From:headrush100
Date:August 19th, 2011 08:58 pm (UTC)
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Oh wow, congratulations on the complete draft! You made it! \0/

*hugs!*
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From:laurawise
Date:August 19th, 2011 11:16 pm (UTC)
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At last, at last, at last... ;-)

Thanks, A, and hugs and a fab weekend for you!
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From:ljrags
Date:August 20th, 2011 01:07 am (UTC)
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Happy Friday and Happy Weekend :)
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From:laurawise
Date:August 20th, 2011 11:39 am (UTC)
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Happy happy weekend to you and yours! :-)

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