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Positive thoughts

As I write at this moment, life is good.

It’s about 6 months since I last wrote about life being good. Too often we only tend to realise after the event – “Life was really good back then: wish I’d realised it at the time…” so I try to make a mental note of actually noticing and appreciating the pleasant moments when they occur.

However, today the weather is just about perfect – a warm sunny spring day, not too hot and enough of a breeze to keep the midges at bay.

And I wrote another 700 words of my novel this morning. “Is that all?” I hear you cry. But these were 700 really good words; words in an order that work well; words that make me think that maybe I have the potential to be a decent writer.

And this coffee tastes good too…

17 comments

Charlie said...

Hear hear, Kim. Isn't it a great feeling when the words just roll off the mental tongue? And it's a beautiful day to boot?

Nikki said...

Good to hear your day is going so well Kim. I expect a copy of your book shipped to me direct with today's written words duly highlighted so that I may feed off your good vibes (I really need those).

Attila The Mom said...

700 words is great!

So glad to hear you're having a good day!

happykat said...

progress

Good for you, Kim. I am really jealous.

Rhonda said...

700 words is fabulous, Kim.

Hope the rest of the day is smooth sailing, and writing, too.

Stella said...

Was a beautiful day here too Kim. Glad yours went so well and you made such great progress. Yes, I love those days when you can sit back and say "hey, life is great".

Gyrobo said...

This whole week has been beautiful.

But soon famine will consume the land, as was foretold in the prophesy of Galgabar.

Kim Ayres said...

Admiral - It's a great combination!

Nikki - Actually I don't think you'd find the words themselves particularly uplifting, particularly if you're of a religious persuasion, but they are powerful.

Atilla - It's only the size of an average blog entry

HappyKat - do you have a book on the go?

Rhonda - Yes the rest of the day was pretty good

Stella - we have to enjoy them when they come by.

Gyrobo - That's a bit doom laden for you. Usually you're quick to point out the advantages of technological advancement

Tara Marie said...

ummmm....now coffee is a very positive thought, I must go run and make some for myself....and I can't wait to read those 700 words, along with the rest of the words that will make up your novel.

Kim Ayres said...

Tara Marie - it could be a while yet...

SafeTinspector said...

700 more steps toward the finish line. Go, Kim! Go, Kim!
I admire anyone able to take on the writing of a novel. THat's a daunting task I doubt I have the wherewithal to approach.
After you are done writing the novel, then you get to pimp it. In your novel, which I assume is an autobiography, how many chapters do you devote to sexual escapades? I don't read no books without them.

Kim Ayres said...

SafeTinspector - It's not autobiographical I'm afraid, and if it had been there's no way my wife would have allowed me to be writing about sexual escapades.

However, I was talking to Maggie the other day about whether it'slikely to have any sex scenes and how to handle them. The problem is that it's so easy to make them tacky and crap.

I'll have to give this one more thought.

SafeTinspector said...

*spoiler alert*
I shall have to address that issue eventually. Judging from my output so far, it may not succeed in avoiding that fate.

Tree said...

You said it, I am horrible for never recognizing a good time while it's happening.

I just stumbled upon your blog, and I am quite enjoying it. I was happy to discover you spent a year in Nova Scotia, where I grew up. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed my time spent in the UK.

Kim Ayres said...

Hello Tree, and welcome to my ramblings. I enjoyed Nova Scotia a great deal. When/Where in the UK?

Tree said...

Hi Kim, I lived in the UK from 96-98. When I first arrived I travelled up to Scotland to see the motherland (being a Nova Scotian I obviously come from a Scottish background).

However, being 21 and all the stupidity ... I mean adventurous spirit that goes along with it, I got a job, a questionable flat and even more questionable flatmates in London. The rest is all a blur :).

By the way congratulations on the weightloss. 6 stone, that's very impressive.

Kim Ayres said...

Tree - well we all do questionable things when we're 21. And anyone who didn't is lying or boring :)

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