Tuesday, April 30, 2013

How to Find Happiness A-Z: Z

Zeee END! 

After this month of awesome I'm going to Zzzz land. What will you be doing?

Essentially, I'll be catching up on sleep, eating at a table instead of computer, and adding to my WIP (work in progress). Between beta reading, editing, and pre-publishing excitement, I'll be here once to twice a week--and I hope to find you here.

So what does that have to do with happiness?

All good things must come to an end. The rest, or Zzzz's, that result from a job well done are a part of the process. We have to take the time to sit back, rest, and appreciate what we've accomplished. This last month I've made so many new blogging friends, rubbed shoulders with old ones, and experienced so many laughs, smiles and memories. Thank you everyone who participated, and all my wonderful new friends and followers. YOU ARE AWESOMESAUCE!!!

If you missed any of the awesome, here's your shortlist to get up to speed.

How to Find Happiness through:

I'll see you back here May 6th to close out the Gratitude challenge. What? You missed that one? Check it out with letter G. 

Here's a huge wedge of cheese to all you A-Zers who made it to the end. You are awesomesauce! Will you continue posting every day? Why/why not?

60 comments:

  1. You're awesomesauce, too! Thanks for the cheese and amazing posts! I know at times I'll be going back to them (:

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    1. Yay! It's been great, Fida, and make sure to say "hi" when you pop back in on occasion. =)

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  2. Yay for reaching the finish line!! Now it is time to sit back and revel in the beauty of a job well done.

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    1. As long as you'll sit back and enjoy along with me. =)

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  3. Hmmm, cheese! :)

    I'll go back to posting 2-3x a week, but now I have a number of new blogs to read and blogger buddies to keep up with. :)

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    1. I know what you mean! I actually had to cut back somewhere in the challenge--for fear of burning out entirely. My editor would have loved that. (NOT.) I'll look forward to your posts!

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  4. thank you for the many inspiring posts--congrats crystal on a great job!

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    1. Thanks, Lynn. It's been a blast getting to know you a little more through this whole experience. =)

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  5. Yeah! We did it! We are close to finishing our big project at 507 as well, so once that is done, I am off to Zzzzz land myself! Great job!
    tm

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    1. Yay us! Cheese party, incoming! =D And here's a cheer to keep you going on that 507 project: Woot, woot! Go, go, go!

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  6. Crystal,
    Some of that cheese would come in handy right now.
    I'll be glad to get back to my WiP too, even though I enjoyed the challenge.

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    1. Take all the cheese you want--it's virtual. =D Or better yet, come back for more when you've exhausted your supply & I'll dump more on you.

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  7. It has been a wonderful reading your posts throughout April, Crystal. Thank you for all the sharing - cheese included. I'll be taking a break, and perhaps catch up with non A-Z participants around the blog. Then continue on perhaps with new project. Meanwhile wish you all the best.

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    1. It's been awesome to meet you, and do stop in when you have a moment, eh? =)

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  8. I know what you mean about sleep! :) I will be there too once this next novel is DONE. So wait, you are PUBLISHING SOON??? I believe I missed something. SPILL!!

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    1. Oops. Wasn't supposed to leak that yet. *shifty eyes* Believe me, there will be an announcement. Soon. Ish. ; )

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  9. Zippety - doo- da! Yay!

    Here's to awesome sauce :)

    Well done Crystal - you done good girlfriend :)

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  10. You know, taking a break is excellent advice. I didn't join in the shenanigans this month, but I still had a hard time keeping up with everyone. I think I'll go take a nap through May.

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    1. Ooh, a month long nap? That's sounds amazing. Let's do it!! In fact, let's get them to designate May as official nap month. =)

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  11. Zee end indeed! Congrats on finishing the challenge!
    A month of Blog...

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  12. Congrats on completing the Challenge! :)

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  13. So glad the challenge is over and I can go back to cheese eating too!

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  14. Too much cheese fr just 3 crackers there.

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  15. Yay! What a fun month, but I won't be posting daily because my fellow bloggers might go zzzzzzzzz on me. Unless I can convince them that cheese will come out of their computer if they visit me every day. :)

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    1. That would certainly get me there every day. =D

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  16. It's been awesome, but I don't think I'll be posting everyday coz it's also been exhausting. I welcome the break, starting with today!

    Congrats on finishing the A-Z challenge! High five!

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  17. Ah yes, time for a good, long rest. Congrats on making it through.

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  18. Hello....I just found your blog. I too will be catching up on some sleep....rest....ZZZZZzzzzz This challenge has been a lot of fun. I might continue with another challenge I found, but not sure yet. Congrats on finishing too!

    jules
    A Dose of Jules

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    1. I hope you do continue with another challenge. (Even if it's not one on the blog-o-sphere.) Challenges are what make like invigorating.

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  19. So glad to have found you in Blogland and congratulations for finishing the A to Z.

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    1. Thanks, Carol. Looking forward to getting to know you better. =)

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  20. Awesome sauce, lol. Cute new word you coined. Congrats on finishing the challenge. Gratitude challenge, on no....didn't see that. Planned to do the 3rd reflections linky. Might have to venture over and see what's that's about. Trying to keep the consistency mojo going...and not loose the momemtum from the challenge.
    Oozing Out My Ears

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    1. Good for you, Sandy. Way to get moving. (Incidentally, Awesomesauce is a YA writers word. Yup, we geek out on it.) ;)

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  21. Congrats on getting to the end! Great job with your posts.

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    1. I enjoyed yours, Nick. What a FUN way to face the challenge.

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  22. Love the theme of your A to Z posts and I'm always happy to meet another cheese lover! Yes, it's a time to rest up a bit and also get back into that WIP- tomorrow. Tonight, I'm going to relax and read.

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  23. Hey! Congratulations on making it to the end of an awesome challenge! Sweet dreams - or should that be cheesy Zzzzs? ;-)

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    1. I'm totally down that the cheesy Zzzzs. In fact, that may becomes my "bed time" phrase!

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  24. Congratulations on completing the Challenge! :)

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  25. Hooray! April was an awesome month. And I hope you know, every time I visit your blog I always leave wanting cheese and crackers. Seriously. Every time. ;)

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    1. Aw. I think that's the nicest think anyone's ever said to me. ;)

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  26. Congratulations on finishing your happy A-Z! :-)

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    1. Thanks, Lisa. *lifting a bowl of soup*

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  27. Congratulations on completion of the A-Z!!! I think I may give it a try next year :)

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    1. I've said that for 3 years. LOL. I hope you do--and I'll totally be there with you. =)

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  28. Congrats on winning the challenge. Have some cheese. :-)

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  29. NO!!!
    YOU are Awesomesauce!!!!
    love & love,
    -g-

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  30. :) I just like you. Have I told you that before?

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Hit me with your cheese!