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And the week begins…..

Today I embarked on my Yoga Journey. I found this awesome video, Yoga with Adrienne. She’s thorough and doesn’t try to force you into poses. I am going to try to do the routine every day this week. I went to work so relaxed and calm, which was needed because I am taking phone calls today instead of doing my usual billing work.  I’ll let you know how it goes.

In other news I have to submit the first five pages of my epic short sci fi novel that I have to create. Um…I have started this, but I have to say that short stories are hard for me. I tend to want to write more and more. So I decided to use the world of a story I have already created for a novel of mine and create brand new characters, but still keep my novel characters as well. So it’s a subset of my novel. I hope it makes sense. I am hoping this class will propel me into finishing my sci fi novels. I have about four of them just sitting on my computer collecting dust…errrr….cyberspace dust.  Is that even a thing?

I plan on editing one page of book 2 of my Addison series and do more marketing research for my self-publishing journey. I might even start writing a new story. I have lots of ideas floating around in my head.

And lastly I plan on doing Zumba A on my playlist today.

I’ll report back if I accomplish all of this.

A new year…..

I wanted to come here and write something magical and full of wonder, as quoted by the cat in the hat, but sadly that is not the case.

I was trying to come up with a writing schedule for my blog. Any ideas? I was thinking of trying to post twice a week versus once every two or three weeks. It’s hard to find time. It’s not like I am super busy. I’m not. Like last night I went home and snuggled on the couch and did homework and watched movies. BTW the Equalizer is an AMAZING movie. Ever seen it?  Go Denzel!!

We also watched, As Above, So Below.

I don’t know how I feel about this movie. It’s quiet jerky and full of accents that was muffled with all the screaming and dead bodies flying everywhere.

By the end of the night my girlfriend and I decided that if there was a fight between Liam Neilson and Denzel, we would have to go with Denzel. He can kick some serious ass!

So I have worked out everyday since I put together my treadmill, minus last night. I took a break from the AB challenge and the Squat challenge. We are starting a challenge at work on Monday so that’s going to be fun. Right?

In other news I had to read six short stories written by some of America’s finest: Herman Melville, Henry James, and Mark Twain.

I signed up for the Short Story Challenge held by NYC Midnight and I plan on doing the blog challenge.

What about you? Have you watched any good movies or read any good books?

Settling In..

Well I moved a week ago and I am still trying to get everything in order. it’s not quite what I expected. I love the feeling of sitting in my office and being able to hear the going-ons in the living room. It’s fun! I don’t feel so isolated back here. Plus my office overlooks the back yard which is laden with wildlife and greenery. It’s so great. I mean what else can I say. I have a basement which allows me to have more room for packing things away for the winter, which i will be doing now that Spring is here. Or at least I hope. 

In other news, still no call from the agent. They have been changing offices and in the change lost my personal information. So they are going to call me this week. Wish me luck! I am getting a bit discouraged because they have rescheduled several times, but I guess that’s the way it worlds. I mean there are outside forces working against me here. Or that’s how I feel. 

As for the novel, I have decided to whack off the first eight chapters and start the novel from chapter nine. Then use chapters one thru eight as flashbacks. I think the story will be better. Besides my editor says to start a novel with some sort of action. What do you guys think

This week for school I have to write a short story that focuses on pacing, should be interesting. Plus I’ll be putting together my writing platform which is quite fun. 

Well that’s all for now. I’ll write something more substantial next time. 

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