18 January 2012

What's New? Wednesday

Hello, peeps! I hope you're having a good week so far. Here's what's new with me:
  • I've been snowed in for three days. I've had plenty of time to revise, but now I have another excuse to wear pajamas all day. I'll have to wear real clothes and make-up again soon. But not today.
  • I've found my blogging/writing balance. This means conversing with you magnificent people only two times a week, but my writing time has doubled. Can someone frown and smile at the same time?
  • Two words: Snickerdoodle cookies.
  • I'm reading Joanna Philbin's The Daughters Join the Party. I wanted to dislike it because I figured she landed an agent and publisher because of her famous father (snarky, I know), but I actually like it.
  • I can't believe I have nearly 300 followers on Google Friend Connect. You guys rock!
What's happening with you?

79 comments:

Christine Murray said...

My Irish self has never even HEARD of Snickerdoodle cookies, but I sure wouldn't mind being snowed in with some.

You're right to cut down on blogging. It's fun, but time consuming. There come times when you need to cut back on it, like reducing socialising in your final year at college.

Melissa Sugar said...

Your revisions are far more important than blogging so stick with it. If you find time, stop by my blog (sorry the post is soooo long) but I am hosting my first blogfest ever and have some really great prizes. I am hoping that friends like you can help me spread the word. I am glad you are having a productive year. I have the same issue that you do-I am gtting far too comfortable working from home in my pajamas.

Take care,
Melissa

Sarah Pearson said...

I don't know what snickerdoodles are, but that is the best name ever :-)

Sarah said...

I love a good snow day, as long as I don't have to cancel any patients. Sounds like you're making the most of yours! Good luck with your revisions. And--it looks like you need to offer forth a recipe for snickerdoodles for your non-American readers. They don't know what they're missing!

Andrea Mack said...

Oooh, a three-day snow day - bliss! I'd definitely be writing. Though the cookies sound good too. Congrats on finding your balance!

Kelley said...

That is A LOT of snow! And can you pass me the Snickerdoodle cookies??

Tasha Seegmiller said...

I love this post, but feel very sad for the people who don't know what snickerdoodles are! Who knew it was a local cookie? I think someone needs to post a good recipe for all these people to try.

L.A Speedwing said...

Congrats on the near 300 followers Emily!

Theresa said...

I love snow days! You can send some my way. Kelley tried, it didn't work, except for a flurry or two.

I was so curious about Joanna Philbin's book and I thought the same thing as you. Now I'm going to have to give it a shot.

Meredith said...

Snickerdoodle cookies! Wow, I'm hungry now. And yay for finding the perfect balance between blogging and writing!

Ruth Josse said...

After almost two days in my pjs, I had to get dressed yesterday afternoon. Very sad. But as soon as I got home, straight back into the stretchy pants I went. :)

Deana said...

I love getting snowed in! Enjoy it with your cookies and pjs:)
I'm glad you found your balance and have tons of followers! You'll pass little ole me up in no time:)

J. A. Bennett said...

snickerdoodle cookies, lol!

Cassie Mae said...

Are you outside my house? Seriously, I just pulled out a batch of those yummy cookies. :)

Angela Cothran said...

I'm always struggling to find balance. You seem to have a good idea there--doubled your writing you say. Hmmm.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Two more and you're at three hundred!
Balance? What's balance?

Maggie said...

I see you successfully switched to the new comment thingy. I tried but just keep coming up with a blank white screen. Weird. Snowing here too and we're supposed to be snowed in over the next couple of days.

Emily R. King said...

I bet you have something like them in Ireland. I'll post the recipe tomorrow for you to take a gander at!

Emily R. King said...

I'm snowed in again, but I've decided to get dressed today! Big doings around here.

Emily R. King said...

Really? Stop back for the recipe. I bet you have something like them in England.

Emily R. King said...

I've had to reschedule three appointments this week. Snow shuts everything down where I live.

Emily R. King said...

Cookies and writing? Who could go wrong? :)

Emily R. King said...

Today is day four of being snowed in, and it's coming down harder. I'm thinking I should bake more cookies. :)

Emily R. King said...

I'll post my recipe tomorrow. Hopefully we can introduce those who are snickerdoodle cookie virgins to them.

Emily R. King said...

Thanks, L.A.!

Emily R. King said...

The PNW is getting hammered. I'd love to send it your way!

Emily R. King said...

Thanks, Meredith!

Emily R. King said...

Doesn't everything have stretch in them these days? :)

Emily R. King said...

I doubt that. I've slowed down a bit. No time to check out new fab bloggers.

Emily R. King said...

Yum, yum!

Emily R. King said...

We should swap recipes!

Emily R. King said...

Really! But I do miss all of you.

Emily R. King said...

Yeah, that elusive balance. Who knew it really exists?

Bethany Elizabeth said...

Wow, blogging/writing balance... strange. Does it actually exist? :)

Emily R. King said...

I did have to switch to the new blogger interface to make the comment change work. It wouldn't work on the old version.
As for being snowed in, you should bake snickerdoodle cookies!

Emily R. King said...

I know, right? Maybe I spoke too soon.

Jenny S. Morris said...

OH man, now I want a Snickerdoodle. I'm still finding my balance. Hehe. I'm not supposed to be trolling blogs today.

We have slush down here not snow. The kids are so disappointed.

I'm glad you have more time to revise. I'm on the home stretch. My CP's have the final chapters. I can't wait to send it to you. EEK.

Jenny S. Morris said...

I want some!! I bet they are better than Girl Scout cookies.

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

See, I don't miss snow but I do miss a reason to live in pajamas and eat cookies. Oh, who am I kidding - I do those things anyway. :)

Emily R. King said...

Yay! I'm hoping I'll be finished by the end of the month so we can swap. February will be beta reading month. Good thing it's leap year. : )

Emily R. King said...

My kids think so, but I blackmail them for compliments: "If you don't like these, I'll never bake them again." Ha!

Emily R. King said...

Ha! Ain't that the truth?

Richard said...

That's one of the things I loved about living in New England--being snowed in for two or three days. It was great. Kick up the fireplace, read a good book, enjoy the scenery, shovel the driveway (ugh), wondering what the rest of the world was doing.

Jolene Perry said...

Yep - I used to do five days or more a week. Now I do three. It suits me.
I also write up posts way ahead of time (for some things) and I really love having choices of posts to put up depending on my mood for the day.

My husband and I went out into 45 mph wind last night to shovel the snowdrifts off our driveway, knowing they'd be back this morning, but also knowing that if we didn't - no one was going anywhere and after a four day weekend, my children HAD to be back in school.

Jolene Perry said...

Also. I love the look of your blog. Very simple. Very cool. And I think I've said that before, but I'm sayin' it again anyway.

Emily R. King said...

Sounds a lot like my recent days, only I'm telling my kids to settle down. They're bouncing off the walls!

Emily R. King said...

I feel your pain. Life down here shuts down with more than an inch. The ice is the killer.

Emily R. King said...

Thanks, Jolene! It suits my needs, for now. :)

Jasmine Walt said...

Oh my goodness. I love snickerdoodle cookies and hanging around in my pajamas all day. It's too bad I'm on a diet or I would totally whip some up right now! <3

Carol Kilgore said...

Glad to know all the good things in your life!

Emily R. King said...

Snow = good
Snickerdoodle cookies = good
Increased writing time = good
Life = good
:D

Emily R. King said...

Keep up with your goals! I don't want to be responsible for derailing you.

Chantele Sedgwick said...

Oh, Snickerdoodles. Another nemesis of mine. I hate the cold, but sometimes I love being stuck inside in my pajamas. Lazy days are the best! :)

Al Penwasser said...

I've tried to keep it down (by 'it' I mean 'writing.' What'd you think I meant?) to only a couple times a week. I think I'm close to that, but I can't resist reading and commenting on posts. This does take up a fair amount of my day.
Which leaves me precious little time for that other 'it.'
Although you'll never hear Mrs. Penwasser complain.
Oh, and snickerdoodles rock.
Not as much as 'it', though.
But, close.

Emily R. King said...

Yes, they are!

Emily R. King said...

Al, you're one funny man. I feel you on the blogging bit. It's great until "it" interferes with the other "it." Then it's gotta go.

Brinda said...

I want to be snowed in for a few days as long as I have coffee. And snickerdoodles would be nice, too.

Leigh Covington said...

Man - I'm so jealous. Pajamas and snickerdoodle cookies! PLUS - you're getting so much writing done! You rock!

Carrie Butler said...

Pajamas, cookies, reading, and writing? Sounds fantastic! :)

tfwalsh said...

Oh my... you share one of my passions - snickerdoodle cookies... yummy. Hubby's been bugging me to make him some...might just have to now:)

Elisabeth Hirsch said...

I LOVE the snow and Snickerdoodle cookies--they're both so magical. I hope you're having a wonderful day :0)

Emily R. King said...

They are yum!

Emily R. King said...

Yeah, it's been great.

Emily R. King said...

It is!

Emily R. King said...

My husband really likes them, too. :)

Emily R. King said...

Thanks. Same to you!

Al Penwasser said...

You DO mean the first 'it', right?

The Golden Eagle said...

Hooray for more writing time. :)

I've never heard of snickerdoodle cookies--is that a tragedy?

Congratulations on the followers!

Emily R. King said...

You got it, dude. ;D

Emily R. King said...

I'll post the recipe for snickerdoodles tomorrow. They're basically sugar cookies rolled in cinnamon sugar. Yum!

J. A. Bennett said...

Hey Emily! I gave your blog an award ;)

Karen Peterson said...

I don't know what I'd do if I had to cut down to blogging two days a week. But that's great that your writing is benefiting!

Emily R. King said...

You have to do what works for you!

Coleen Patrick said...

Well if you have to be snowed in, snickerdoodles and a book sound like great companions! ;) And I was wondering about that Philbin book, maybe I will check it out!

Emily R. King said...

I agree! Forced relaxation is always nice.

Leslie Rose said...

It's a rare rainy day here in CA. I'm under my quit blogging, almost ready to launch into my writing day. Maybe some butter toffee coffee first.

Emily R. King said...

Sounds like the perfect day to me!

Christa said...

Ooh...that's a lot of Google friends. Not surprised at all. Glad to hear you are finding your good mojo with the blog/writing balance. Hope you're feeling well.

Emily R. King said...

I am! Thanks, Christa!

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