Sep
2013

Newsish stuff

This past week I landed myself in the ER.

It threw my whole schedule off just a wee bit. There have been tests, and phone calls. I don’t know yet what exactly is going on, I’ll be making more phone calls Monday to various financial and dr offices to get answers for multiple questions about how the hell I’m going to pay for continued care (we’re in-between insurance coverage for me, tho the kids and hubs are all covered. I left myself off). I am not on death’s door. I’m just very fatigued.

Today I’m working on wrapping up the Inside the Author’s Mind story collection, writing (there are only a couple more stories to write to wrap it up) and formatting it. Tomorrow I’ll put together a new cover and hopefully sometime next week I’ll have it up for sale.

Have a great weekend folks.

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Jan
2013

End of the year stuff

Short and sweet, my sales sucked. I am not bothered by this in the least, for several reasons. The biggest being I knew 2012 was going to suck. Hell, I made a major move, and everything has just been nuts and it still isn’t exactly squared away.

Now I am still on ‘vacation’, I’m just recouping and taking time to get RL squared away. I am thinking on what I need to do with the businesses I run. Something has to give, I know what is going to be dropped. No, writing isn’t on the table. It’s safe and secure, I couldn’t live without writing.

I’m just not hell bent on driving myself into the ground.

Here‘s a great end of year numbers post from Kristine Rusch, you can see my comment down at the bottom (I always read the comments on her blog, they’re fascinating).

I have work to do, I may add about an hour a day into my schedule to get some writing business stuff squared away. I have a lot to think on and decide, from what to do about the shorts, larger projects, covers that need to be updated, whether or not I’m going to stick with smashwords & B&N and so on.

I need to stay focused with my health stuff. Changing diet and cutting out frivolous foods and drinks. I need to get into the habit of getting to sleep sooner. I do so much better with sleep.

I think the biggest issue of 2012 was lack of proper, consistent sleep. Without rest, I’m just a vegetable.

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Over at Forward Motion they’re offering a free 2 Year Novel course. Because I’m a dork, I went ahead and signed up (I *think* it’s still possible to sign up). You start with a basic idea and build it up to writing and ready for pubbing, whichever way you decide you want to publish. The first few months are, in all reality, very slow, so I figure I am not breaking my vacation if I’m only working on something once a week. **nods**

because, you know, I feel guilty if I am not writing in some format.

 

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Dec
2012

Stuff

Even though I tell myself I’m taking a writing break, my brain is screaming out stories and scenes. The only problem, of course, is the ideas are from multiple projects. From the Zander stories to the Elemental stories and everything in between. Meh. And my brain doesn’t seem to want to linger on any scene long enough for me to really write it out.

I jumped and went ahead and restarted my Turbofire workouts, yesterday. Why wait for tomorrow? It was so nice to get back to it. I love Chalene Johnson and the music really gets the blood pumping. I did have to modify the workouts, toddlers kept trying to join in and some of the leg work involved kicking. I can just imagine kicking and accidentally clocking a kid in the head. Plan on doing it again today.

Something I noticed, on the turbofire workout schedule you get, they have it listed Mon, Tues, and so on. With the workout for that day (or none for the restday) and for some reason my OCD would go nuts with it. We don’t run on a Mon – Sun schedule. Hubs’ day off is thurs and so things are just crazy nuts for us. I took a marker and struck through the days, so it’s just got the days and the workouts.

I can’t tell you how liberating it was.

Anyways I need to get my office cleaned, I would like it semi clean for the new year, do my workout then get some laundry done. Happy New Year!

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Dec
2012

Writing break

I really need to just step back and relearn to breathe. I pile on shitloads of stuff then burn out. 2012 was a hell of a year. For a lot of people, not just me. And I’m tired. So while I’ll try to keep this place updated, writing and pubbing is kindof going on a backburner while we get real life sorted out.

You see, I have some health issues I am trying to work on. Losing weight, eating healthier and being less sedentary will improve things. It is a mission for a healthier me, if I don’t, well lets just say I want my kids kids to have me around. If something doesn’t change soon, I might not be. I’ve been inconsistent with it, and though I’ve lost about 20lbs since aug, I have a lot more to lose, and habits to rearrange.

FWIW, it isn’t because of wanting to fit in a bikini, it’s an effort to avoid diabetes and improve heart health, there are some things I can’t ignore anymore.

So if people are interested, I can share that journey here, but I dunno, I’ve kept this pretty much writing/pubbing only so far, not sure I want to drag personal stuff over here. We’ll see.

I am using Beachbody products (chocolate Shakeology and Turbofire workouts) and am very happy with them to date. I hate gyms, and doing it at home makes it much easier to focus on me.

Anyways, time to tackle the office, laundry and my bedroom. If I get a chance to tonight, I’ll freewrite, but I’m refusing to feel guilty if I don’t. Take care all. I’m not quitting writing, I’m ensuring I’m around long enough to tell the tales I want to tell.

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