Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Celebrate


Unfortunately, I'm not celebrating anything huge like a book deal or finding an agent or anything, but I am celebrating in my own small way today, so I thought I'd share. :)

#1 - Today's my birthday. (Okay, maybe not really cause for celebration, but my 10-year-old daughter made me a cake that I haven't been allowed to look at yet, so that should be fun, anyway.)

#2 - I finished the latest round of revisions on Killing Kessler! I wish I could say it's the last round, but I'm pretty sure I'd be lying.

#3 - My good friend Sharon from Random Thoughts and her daughter are coming to visit today. Sharon used to be my neighbor (sort of) here in St. Charles before she moved to Iowa. Welcome home, Sharon!

What are you celebrating today?

54 comments:

Tessa Conte said...

Happy birthday!

I'm not celebrating today, but I AM baking birthday cupcakes for my nephew, who's turning 5 tomorrow (OMG that makes me feel old)...

Tessa.xx

Justine Dell said...

Happy birthday!! And congrats on finishing the first round of revisions!

~JD

Piedmont Writer said...

Happy Birthday! Congrats on your revisions. And Have so much fun with Sharon today.

Jen said...

How special that you and Sharon are so close and that she was able to make a visit! Enjoy the wonderful day you two :)

Happy Birthday! I think that's definitely something to celebrate!

Congratulations on finishing those latest rounds of edits! You'll reach the end soon enough!

Francine said...

Hi,

Happy Birthday! :)

No celebration here other than loaf of bread just out of the oven.

I'm in that annoying phase of waiting on replies to two partials - the publisher in question really slow on replies of late.

best
F

Susan Fields said...

Tessa - My oldest niece is driving now! If that doesn't make you feel old... Have fun with your nephew on his birthday!

Justine - Thank you!

Anne - Thanks! Sharon and I always have fun, she's a wonderful guest!

Jen - It is really nice that Sharon's able to come visit. Our daughters are good friends, too, so that makes it extra nice. :)

Old Kitty said...

Altogether now:

Happy Birthday Susan!
You are fab and full of fun!
It's your birthday celebrations...!!
Happy Birthday Susan!
:-)

HIP HIP HOORAAAAY!!

Take care
x

Susan Fields said...

Francine - I'd say fresh baked bread is something to celebrate! Waiting on replies is sooo annoying. I'm looking forward to starting to query, but definitely not to the waiting.

Susan Fields said...

Old Kitty - You're the first person to sing to me today. *huge smiles* Thank you so much!

Lola Sharp said...

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday dear Susan
Happy Birthday too yooouuuu!

(and many more)

Yay! *throws confetti*

Dude, I'd have a party if I could ever finish this first round of revisions. (ugh) That is totally celebratory-worthy. Congrats. :)

And YAY! visiting with Sharon! What a lovely day for you to celebrate. Have fun.

Happy birthday, Susan!
Love,
Lola

Brian said...

Well Happy Birthday to you!!! Tell Sharon we said Howdy!

Jennifer Shirk said...

Oh, happy birthday!!!
Have a great visit with your friend too!

Patti Lacy said...

Happy birthday, dear one. Though I'm a new follower, I sure feel connected and at home here!

Lord willing, I WILL finish my FINAL EDIT on "The Rhythm of Secrets!!!"

And then do something crazy, like exercise and enjoy an old "Law and Order." Or eat TWO pieces of dark chocolate.

Sigh.

Whaddya expect from a girl living in Normal?

Crystal Clear Proofing said...

Happy Birthday! Are you kidding? That is most definitely a reason for celebrating! And you have a CAKE! Crystal loves cake - the frosting, really. LOL.

I'm celebrating having more than one project right now! I actually have several...time to prioritize BIG TIME!!

Jackee said...

All three wonderful reasons to celebrate! Congrats! Happy birthday! (And yes, I'm determined to inundate your mailbox with well wishes. I only wish I could be there with Sharon and you in person!)

Have a lovely day, my friend!

Creepy Query Girl said...

Happy birthday! I guess I'm just celebrating being alive today. Woohoo!

Steena Holmes said...

Um, hello ... totally worth celebrating if it's your birthday! Happy birthday!

Crimey said...

Happy Happy Birthday, Susan! I bet the cake your daughter made will be fantastic :)

Bossy Betty said...

Happy, Happy Birthday to You! Can you hear me singing? Hope you have a great day!

Tamika: said...

Happy Birthday Susan! I pray God's richest blessing for you today:)

As for me, I'm just basking in a new day.

Aubrie said...

Happy Birthday! That's so sweet she made you a cake. :) I bet it's yummy.

Robby said...

Happy birthday! Congrats on finishing the revision. :D

Holly Ruggiero, Southpaw said...

Happy birthday! Enjoy the cake.

Talli Roland said...

All great things to celebrate - especially your birthday! Happy Birthday Susan!

Jemi Fraser said...

Happy, happy birthday! That cake will be the best - you've got a sweet girl there!

Have fun visiting with Sharon :)

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Take a photo of the cake. That is a keeper of a memory. Happy Birthday, Susan.

I'm celebrating that here it is August and there is no hurricane out in the gulf!

Have a great mid-week. Roland

Lenny said...

his miss susan! wow what a lot of happy birthdays you got and your gonna get a special cake and lots more happy birthdays. now youre getting a big one from me. HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY! i hope you have a really fun time with miss sharon. shes soooo neat.
...biggy supersized birthday hugs from lenny

Olivia J. Herrell said...

Happy Birthday!! I'm celebrating YOU! Have a wonderful visit, congrats on Kessler and party!

~that rebel, Olivia

~Nicole Ducleroir~ said...

Happy Birthday!! I'm celebrating YOU today!

Nicole Murray said...

Happy Birthday Susan! I think the things on your list are big enough!!!!

Jai Joshi said...

Happy Birthday, Girlfriend! Have fun and enjoy the day. Your daughter is adorable to have made you that cake!

Jai

Ann Best said...

Happy Birthday!

I'm knee deep in my memoir revisions for my publisher. They always take longer than you think/hope they will!

Have a great day!!
Ann

Ann said...

Happy Birthday Susan and sounds like plenty of reason to celebrate to me. Enjoy the cake.

Donna Hosie said...

Many happy returns, Susan. Enjoy your day!

Hema P. said...

Happy Birthday, and congratulations on finishing the revision!

Have a wonderful time with Sharon and her daughter!!

Belle said...

Happy birthday! Love that your daughter baked you a surprise cake. And congrats on finishing this round of revisions!

Theresa Milstein said...

Hope your birthday has been great so far.

And hooray for another round of revisions. You're that much closer.

Have fun with Sharon.

I went to see the Black Eyed Peas in concert last night, which made me happy.

DL Hammons said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!

And give Sharon a hug for me! :)

Shelley Sly said...

Happy Birthday!!! Of course that's a cause for celebration, because you're a wonderful friend! :) Hope you've had fun!

Medeia Sharif said...

Happy birthday! And yay on revisions!

Catherine A. Winn said...

Happy Birthday! What a sweet daughter to make you a cake. Hope your day was wonderful!

Lilah Pierce said...

Wow! I picked the best day to visit the blog, because now I can say: HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Hope its a great day, and have fun with the cake and friends! :)

AlphaChick said...

Hi Susan,

Just found your blog through Talli Roland's - oh no, I missed your birthday! Happy happy birthday from me - hope you had a lovely day, and that enjoying the cake.

As a shiny new blogger, yesterday I was celebrating having 10 whole followers coming with me on my first novel journey. And today, I'm celebrating 12 followers and a flash of inspiration for novel number two I had at lunch time!

Susan Fields said...

Wow Everybody - I'm overwhelmed by all the happy birthday wishes! Thank you all so much! And yes, it was a wonderful day, the cake was delicious, and Sharon and I had a lot of fun celebrating. :)

Stephen Tremp said...

Congrats! on your birthday. Don't forget the ice cream with your cake. Gotta have ice cream on your birthday.

Stephen Tremp

chopchop83 said...

i'm celebrating my little sister sudfella's birthday today!! hope you had a great one suds! it was awesome seeing you and your family last month. keep up with kessler...ed

Lydia Kang said...

Happy Birthday! Congrats on finishing your revisions too. Plenty of reasons to celebrate!

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

I thought everyone would like to know that Susan's birthday cake (made by her youngest daughter) was wonderful! I had seconds!!! Killing Kessler is AWESOME! And, we've had a ton of laughs playing games and hanging out together. It was wonderful being here to help celebrate Susan's 29th birthday (again). :)

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Happy birthday, Susan! Say hello to Sharon for me - I've been very bad about getting to her blog this summer (like everyone else's, unfortunately) and I miss her! :-)

Lynda Young said...

A huge happy birthday to you!!
W.I.P. It: A Writer's Journey

Susan Fields said...

Ed - It's so great to see you here at the blog! Thanks for the birthday wishes. :) We really enjoyed the visit last month, too. Next month all three kids have a long summer, so maybe we'll be able to make the trek to Michigan, too.

Susan Fields said...

Thank you Everyone! You guys are the best! :)

Jingle said...

Happy Belated Birthday,
cheers!

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