Celebrate the Small Things

Celebrate the Small Things is a weekly bloghop hosted by Viklit over at Scribblings of an Aspiring Author. The idea is to post anything you want to celebrate from the last week.

This week I'm celebrating:

- My graphics card stopped working this week. While this isn't something to celebrate, it's helped me with my writing. Now that I can't play on any games (The Sims 2/3 and Rollercoaster Tycoon 2, I'm looking at you) I have nothing to distract me from my writing. I've probably done more proper writing this week than I have in the last month. Due to this I probably won't be replacing it straight away; I'll at least wait until after Camp NaNo! 

- Good books. I've read some great ones in the last week; there really is nothing better. 


  1. Hope your graphics card starts working again soon. Have a great weekend! :)

  2. That's putting a positive spin on things!

  3. Sometimes we need a lack of distractions! I'm glad that you've made the best of an otherwise bad situation. Great books are always worth celebrating!

  4. Lol! I totally get this since my computer bit the dust recently...well, at least the internet part, games and ports did. Leaves so much more time to concentrate on writing. Now, if we could always help keep those distractions away ;)

  5. My laptop is a nightmare, so I can relate to your computer problems. Randomly, throughout the week, I'll get that Windows 8.1 blue screen that tells me it's "gathering information about my computer." Sometimes that screen stays up for three hours, sometimes five minutes. I keep a backup laptop nearby just in case!

  6. June 28th, 2014
    Dear Laura,
    Thank you so much for stopping by and reading my post for WEP. Thank you for your kind words about my imagery too. I'm going to rewrite and expand my story.
    Celebrate the small things is an interesting concept. It's always a good place to start.
    Best wishes,

  7. Well that's one way to get things done I suppose.

    It's funny you mention Rollercoaster Tycoon because I was just thinking about that the other day. So many hours spent playing it when I should've been doing homework. :-)

  8. My son is in the process of buying a new graphics card. He bought one from E-buyer, but couldn't get it going so we had to take it to 'the man' who knows about such things. He confirmed that the card was faulty, and only charged £20 for his time - and he said he'd fit the replacement for free. E-buyer sent a courier for the faulty card and a replacement is on its way. Two good pieces of customer service!

  9. You know that saying, Every cloud has a silver lining .... Pleased you managed to move your writing on, sorry about the card though. Happy writing, Laura.

  10. Sorry to hear about the graphics card, but I'm glad that you're looking at it in a positive light :) I'm hoping to ditch the video games for July to work on developing an idea for a board game :)

  11. That's awesome that you can turn a negative into a positive. I probably wouldn't be so optimistic about it. Computer games are what keep me sane during my free time.


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