Yes, book has been edited, converted etc. etc. and I’ve done the final upload to Amazon. Just as a funny aside, I’ve been through this manuscript a zillion times… honestly. I thought I’d fixed EVERYTHING. But today when I uploaded it Amazon found a couple of potential spelling mistakes. I expect these to be words like “Hmmm” or whatever, that aren’t actually words, but no… they were “aquatinted” and “hessian”. Hessian was fine, but aquatinted??!! Yes, somehow the word acquainted (which I’d evidently spelled incorrectly initially) had accidentally been corrected to aquatinted!! And of course, I’d never noticed. Fortunately, after a few more minutes of stuffing around, it was fixed.
So now I just wait for Amazon to (hopefully) approve it! (Not sure why they wouldn’t… but it’s a worry anyway). I’m also doing an inexpensive Fiverr promotion of my other book, which I’ve reduced to 99c for awhile. It had dropped quite a lot in the paid rankings and wasn’t making many sales anymore. It does, however, have a couple of new reviews, which is nice to see (I would like to get a 4 or 3 star review though, as all 5 star reviews looks a bit suss!).
I’m hoping that the new book, being in a more popular genre overall, will do a little better. It’s tough though, because of course there’s a lot more competition as well! I just don’t want to spend more money on promotion than I actually make back on sales, so I want to be pretty careful how I go about promotion etc. as I aim to get the book some reviews and some traction. Once it’s up and published, I’m going to do a Fiverr order for a free promotion where he’ll also submit it to a list of over 100 reviewers. Hopefully THAT will help generate at least a few new reviews. I need to wait until the new book is up and running first, though.
And now that’s done, I have to get stuck into editing the next one. I need to get some publishing momentum and get a lot of books up there on Kindle. I also have to trust in the process and not give up because it’s not working initially (this is the problem I had after getting my first book up. Because nothing much happened, I sort of gave up and just ignored it). There’s always the fear that you’re wasting your time to no end when starting something like this. It’s a lot of effort to write a book, and then there’s the money etc. you spend on getting a cover, getting promotion etc. etc. I’m really not sure whether the 10,000 book download promotion I used for the last one has been worth it, because ultimately it didn’t get enough sales or traction to make it worthwhile. Yes, it rose in the lists, and yes I sold a bunch of copies BUT that wasn’t enough overall. There’s no point in paying a lot of money for something that doesn’t even break even, so I have to be extremely careful what I choose to do (which is why I’m currently looking at Fiverr gigs).
With the new book I’m also going to start by building a website, creating a Facebook fan page, and maybe a Twitter account as well. This way, I may be able to generate a list of subscribers or get enough fans for the books so that when new books are released they’ll automatically get some downloads/reviews etc. The best promotion, after all, is the least expensive!
So, back to the old editing game for awhile! I have FIVE more manuscripts to get polished up and onto Kindle! Three more are romances (including one that’s romantic suspense) and then there’s a fantasy and a YA fantasy. I’ll probably do those two last, simply because I want to get these romance ones off in order to build momentum.
Honestly, I don’t want to spend the rest of my days as a romance author (although it’s not a dreadful genre, it’s not my favourite), but if it’s what I have to do to generate income, then I’ll do it! My goal is decent, sustainable income by the end of 2014. Yes, there are people making millions, and some making several thousand a month, but I’d be happy with $3000 a month by the end of the year. That’s close to a full time income. Would I like more? Hell yes! Would I be reasonably happy with less? Well yeah, depending on how much less it is! (If it’s under $1000 a month, probably not that happy, but at the same time if it’s building some sort of momentum then I won’t be heartbroken either).
I really want to be making enough money to cover our basic expenses and the kids’ education. That probably won’t happen for awhile unless things really take off, though! So as long as I get the basic expenses covered, at least in the short term, I’ll be satisfied.
I’m actually a little nervous about attacking the next book, because it’s one I wrote quite quickly a little over 13 years ago, and I haven’t read it in that many years! I have a feeling it will need a LOT of substantial editing to make it publishable, and I’ll probably experience a lot of cringe moments. But I need to keep my eye on the prize and stick with it!!
Final update of the day…
Well I’ve purchased a couple of Fiverr promotions – one for each book. (One will promote a paid book, and the other free only so I’ve set a couple of free days for the new one, and reduced the price of the old for the other promo). I’ve also set up a Facebook fan page for the new pen name as well, and decided to promote the page. I’ll see what happens with that! It hasn’t got much information, and of course no one will have heard of the author so it may not go anywhere. Not too fussed though, at least not yet. I’ll end up editing the manuscript by adding in stuff like Twitter and FB information as well as the website info and more authorish stuff.
I’ve also set up a Twitter account and an author central account on Amazon for my new pen name. It’s a bit of a challenge on Amazon, because you can only have one author central account, even if you have a bunch of pen names. Hmm.
I printed out a draft of the next novel I’m going to work on, but I haven’t started editing yet! I think I put it off a bit… naughty me! Well come Monday I’ll HAVE to get stuck into it, as it needs a lot of work. I honestly can’t even remember what the book’s about (well I have some vague notion, but that’s about it) so it will be very interesting. I’d love to get it out there fairly quickly so I can really work at building up momentum.
As for other stuff… my eating and exercise haven’t gone all that brilliantly this past week. I’m feeling over full at the moment, which is never a good sign! I also missed gym Friday and didn’t end up going today, which means I only went twice last week (which is very low for me). That will DEFINITELY have to change, especially as we’re entering holiday season, and I’ll be getting less exercise when derby training ends for the year (as it is there’s no training tomorrow due to a bout). I’ve basically only got two skating sessions left for the year, so I really need to focus on gym for fitness, strength AND keeping the fat monster at bay!
Eating, I need to focus more on. I’m still IFing, which is going pretty well, but I think I’m overeating the rest of the day. I also haven’t been calculating calories lately, which hasn’t been helping. It really helps me stay focused to know EXACTLY how much I’m eating daily!
And alongside all this, we need to work on some holiday stuff with the kids during the week! We have a gingerbread village to assemble, and we still need to put up the tree. We also need to make some effort (when the weather’s good) to all get out of the house and go places (FREE places, like the lake for a BBQ and a walk, or a bike ride or something).
So, lots to think about anyway. As it is, it’s about time for me to go to bed. I have to do scoreboard for the two bouts tomorrow and I’ve never done it before, so I’m not really looking forward to it (after all the scoreboard is a kind of important thing as all the spectators can see it and will be keeping an eye on it!). I just reassure myself that if anything gets stuffed up, it CAN be fixed. *Gulp*.
Okay, today will be a bit of a kick in the pants day. First I weighed myself this morning and the number on the scale was pretty grim! Now part of this will just be because I ate a fair bit yesterday (and thus not fat). But honestly it was rather shocking! I’ve been eating too much the past few days, and not using MFP. So it’s back to strict tracking, even when I eat something not so great (hmm like green apple liquorice…this morning). Because I NEED to see what I’m putting in my body. Tonight we’ll probably go out for tea (because my littlest goes on camp tomorrow), so I need to be really conservative what I eat the rest of the day! Even so, I’ll track it all. I did a lot of exercise this past week, but I know it doesn’t compensate for eating far too much, no matter how much we might like to believe it!
So I have to bring that back into focus. Summer is nearly here, and I’m still not exactly shorts worthy!! And bathing suit…hmm… I may actually have to buy one, but I’m still not comfortable wearing one in public (although I’m much better than I was last year, that’s for sure!)
So, today… gym, diet, writing. Also need to write a couple of emails, at some stage. The book is at 42,000 words, so I’m well and truly on track to finish Nano successfully this year, but there’s still a LOT to be done on it! AND I need to get heavily into editing my other books so I can get them up on Kindle. I also need to look at getting them up on other platforms, as well.
So, it’s after 9.20, and I still have to go to the gym, so I’ll ready myself for that now!! Oh, and Ronnie Coleman is going to be there today, so I anticipate it’s going to get VERY BUSY after 11!
Well got my workout in, and also got a picture taken with Ronnie and his autograph on my Assassin’s Creed III T shirt! I hope I don’t look too stupid in it (I got a VIP ticket because I purchased some Resurrect-P.M. supplement which is supposed to help with sleep and recovery… I hope it works because I often sleep suckily and I need good quality sleep).
Now, it’s after midday (workout was long and hard today… phew!) and I need to get stuck into my writing. Would like to crack out at least 2,000 more words today, if not a few more, but that’s my minimum goal).
My goal for the current manuscript is to finish it (at about 100,000 words probably, if not possibly a little more as I’m quite a way from the planned half way mark, it seems), polish it as well as I can, and then submit it to a publisher. If it doesn’t get one, I’ll self pub it on Kindle. Most of my other books will be going straight to the Kindle route! Oooh. I have found out that when I go on a writing/paranormal investigation thing next Feb, I’ll get the chance to pitch to a publisher! Exciting?! Maybe! So I’d better come up with a GREAT PITCH for then (I think it’s first weekend in February, so I have some time). One of their main genres is horror, and they also publish YA horror (too bad the ONLY book I put up on Kindle is a YA horror that I could have submitted).
Soooo… this makes me think that my next novel will be another horror. Worst comes to worst I can always self publish, but it’d be great if it were picked up by an actual publisher. Not sure whether to make it YA or actual adult though. Hmm… and it’s been awhile since I’ve written horror, so it should be fun!
Now, time to sign off, get rid of Google Chrome and do some actual WRITING.
Well, had a great weekend, all things considered! However, when it comes to NUTRITION and sticking to my calorie controlled diet… let’s just say it allll went out the window.
Now, I’m supposed to weigh in tomorrow, but I’m a little leery of stepping anywhere near a scale for at least another week. Hehe. I DEFINITELY went over calories today, yesterday AND Friday. I actually have no idea how much by… and honestly, I don’t think I really want to know .
The upside of this (that I can see) is a good resetting of leptin and umm… well energy in my muscles for my workout tomorrow morning!! I didn’t really do enough exercise on the weekend to burn off what I ate (oops), so I know I’m currently a little behind where I would otherwise be. However, these are the things that happen in life and that we have to get past if we are to have long term success. If you can’t handle a poor weekend of bad eating, you’ll never get in shape. That’s just the way it is! The secret to getting and staying in shape is having the ability to get back on the bandwagon after falling off. It can be really hard, especially at first.
So here I am, having overeating, and feeling overfull (due to having a protein drink and muesli bar), and knowing I’ve fallen… and also knowing that I can and will get back up again! I just need to get back onto the program tomorrow, and take any weight gain on the chin. Often after a bad week where there’s been weight gain, there’s a drop off next time.
As it is, I have two weeks until the end of VT9 (competition) so I now have the chance to really PUSH myself hard over these two weeks to achieve some solid weight loss.
I intend to have a nice early night tonight, as I’m pretty tired already (and it’s only 6.47 hehe), but I’ll get up early and go to the gym and do a great workout! I’ll eat properly, even slightly under where I should, and I’ll keep pushing hard. I’m thinking of trying to do 800 calorie days (apart from maintenance) for the next couple of weeks, to REALLY push it hard! Obviously I’d start tomorrow as day 1, so first eat up would be next Friday, then by the following Monday the weight should have started to come off. It’s only two weeks, and then I can return to a more moderate calorie restriction.
I’m really not sure what I’m capable of achieving in that amount of time, but I’m going to do my damndest to find out!!
So tomorrow I am back to the grind in all ways. Back to working hard at the gym, focusing on my eating, doing my brain training, my writing and so on and so forth. So for the rest of today I’m going to chill a bit, as I’m bloody tired (had less than two hours of sleep Friday night, so I’m still not 100% recovered from that).
Well, one week is down and today we begin week two. I ended the week with just over 20,000 words, which I’m very pleased with. I’ve also done around 1300 so far today, and intend on having another sprint or two before I have to pick the kids up from school. Got started a wee bit later than planned, today. But I’m still definitely on track to do at least 3000 words.
So, for starters it’s show day today. This means, a public holiday for most of the city. However, the kids’ school is still on, AND I didn’t really consider the fact that the gym might be closed! So we got up nice and early, went to the gym, and yeah… learned that it was only open from 9 to 1 today. Well, all wasn’t lost as we could go after dropping the kids off, which we did. I had a so-so workout. Managed body weight squats, but the presses were HORRIBLE!
Went home and had enough time for a quick shower before going to my chiropractor appointment. Discovered that my sacrum is misaligned (not too surprising, but ultimately not too bad either…). I will need a couple more treatments, apparently. However, if it helps my lower back issues then that’s all good. Darn back of mine! It was pretty painful during my workout too, which probably didn’t help the old lifts (especially the press and deadlift). Still, if I can get it aligned properly, AND strengthen my back, the issue is less likely to reoccur. Hopefully.
Anyway, after that it was past 11, which is part of the reason I haven’t done much writing so far (it’s quarter to two now). I had one quick sprint before lunch, then after lunch became distracted. Ho hum.
As it is, tonight is the paranormal investigation at the Eastern Station Hotel. I’m excited and nervous all at the same time!! I have both cameras charging (can’t be too careful) because I’m hoping for some interesting shots! The investigation starts at 10.30 so it’s going to be a VERY long night! Then, of course, there’s Dirty Deb Does Daylesford tomorrow (roller derby camp for those who are wondering). I have to be there at 9am. Eep! I have had an offer of a lift, but the offeree wants to leave by 7.30am and I’m not sure I’ll quite be up for that. We’ll have to see what time I manage to get out of the hotel and home in the morning.
I will be purchasing many energy drinks (no calorie… lol) before I go out tonight, and snacks in the form of healthy protein bars etc (as I have no idea what food will be like on the weekend, and I won’t have access to regular home food). Not sure what time we finish Saturday night, but the demo bout starts at 7.30 or so, so it’s going to be a pretty late night. Not sure if I’ll have time to eat when I get home. Sunday finishes a little earlier, so should be able to have a regular meal Sunday night.
Anyway, back to the writing! I want to hit at least 3000 today. I’m well ahead of target so far, but with two non-writing days, that will set me back a bit (and I’m hoping I don’t need a really big kick in the pants to get back into it on Monday). I’m finding Write or Die VERY beneficial, and I think it’s well worth the $11 I paid for it. It’s a bit annoying in that I have to reformat when I transfer the words into Word, but it really forces me to just KEEP writing until I get my words down. (Lately I’ve been setting it to 1000 words in 20 minutes, so I try and accomplish at least 1000 words in each sprint). Two or three sprints a day should get my novel completed well before the end of December (my goal is 100,000 words before Christmas). Given that I’ve managed 20,000 in a week, this should definitely be doable. In fact, it should be possible to get close to 80,000 words by the end of November (bearing in mind there may be some days where I can’t work, like this weekend). I don’t want to start pushing for more than 3000 words a day due to the possibility of burnout. Once I’m really in the habit of regular, daily writing, I might start pushing harder.
Right now I want to get my writing career off the ground. If I don’t manage to get a novel accepted for publication relatively soon (umm like when this one is complete and edited etc.) I may have to try to re-ignite my ghost writing career. At least until I find a publisher. Honestly, it’s not the ideal situation, but if I can find purchasers for my work who are willing to pay at least 3c a word, I can make a reasonable amount of money reasonably fast. A few days ago I sent a message to someone offering ghostwriting services on the Warrior Forum (who has a number of writers working for her), but I haven’t heard back from her unfortunately. I was hoping she’d give me a shot, at least. It’s extra money, and extra writing practice (both of which are very much welcome at this stage).
Well, it’s 7pm and I’ve got 3.5 hours to go until the paranormal investigation starts! Eeep! I am nervous and excited all in one. I’ve only done about 2600 words on the old book today, but I’m just feeling a bit… antsy to write more! I think I’ll read something instead. I’ve already got into a drink of Red Bull Zero. It’s umm… okay I guess. I’ve got a couple of other cans of different energy drinks for tonight, and some for the weekend too (mostly tomorrow… hopefully I sleep well enough Saturday night that they’re not needed Sunday). I’ve also got a stack of protein bars of different types and a couple of protein drinks for each day. Phew! I’m sure it will be over in calories altogether, but there’s a lot of activity to be had, so it should work out okay. Not sure what my weigh in will be like Monday though!
So I’m up to 13,087 words and going well! Today’s writing was a bit ho hum, but I got all my words done easily. My goal is actually finish the manuscript before Christmas, and if I continue at this pace I should be done in time . It will get harder as we get into December as the kids finish school super early (on the 4th!!!) so they’ll be home for a lot of it. Mind you, I was still able to write on the weekend despite the kids being home, so the holidays shouldn’t stop me if I keep focussed.
I want to see if I can get extra extra done this week though, as this weekend will be a total washout! Got a Derby camp all weekend AND paranormal investigation on Friday night!! (This means I’ll be very stuffed for Saturday). This weekend will, also, probably blow out the diet a bit too… oh dear. I will need to stock up on protein bars and diet energy drinks (ick… but still, it’s just one weekend!!). If I have enough GOOD snacks, then hopefully I won’t have a problem resisting BAD snacks. It will be a biiiig challenge!! I may have to stock up on extra protein bars. Oh dear, a weekend of protein haha.
Anyway, time for me to head off to bed. Sorry these entries have been very small!! I need to keep the focus happening, though.
Yup, I know I didn’t update for the past couple of days but it’s all okay! I’ve done over my minimum each day (even day 2 when the stupid virus thing was running on my computer and didn’t stop until 10.20pm).
I’m currently sitting at 9,379 words part way through day 4, so I’m pretty damn happy with that! I should crack the 10,000 mark later today, and 10k in four days isn’t exactly shabby work! (Okay, I’m not setting any world records here… or personal records, for that matter. I once got over 16k in a single day lol). However, the goal is to PACE myself rather than race too hard and burn out. I want to get this thing written, and if it takes me longer than a month, so be it (and odds are, it will… as I’m figuring it will end up a 100,000 word novel rather than a 50,000 word one, which is good because 50,000 is actually really short for a novel unless it’s a short category romance).
In other news, I had a good workout this morning. I didn’t even stall on my 29kg overhead press! I was thinking it would be stall day for sure . However, I waited a full 3 minutes between each set and did it. Nice! The best I’ve done previously was 4x30kg in CrossFit (and I only managed the full four once… haha). So if I get a single set of 5 at 30kg I’ve improved. Yippee!! And that’s training at a caloric deficit . And yes, I weigh less now than I did when I did the 4×30.
Yes, I acknowledge that it’s been awhile since I posted, but I’ve been focusing on getting ready for Nanowrimo for a few days. What does this mean? It means that this month’s focus will be on my WRITING. I shall also endeavour to do my brain training every day (I have been a bit bad this past week, to be honest… didn’t do it Saturday or Sunday, and missed doing it on the computer last night). My exercise and fat loss, of course, are still high on the focus list, but they’re pretty much in the realm of “habit” right now, so they’re not something I really have to consciously think about or plan.
So, it’s almost half past two, and I’ve got about half an hour before I’ve got to pick up the kids (well, two kids, as one has a detention… grrr). I then have to go shopping, pick up Assassin’s Creed IV (pre-ordered months ago), and go back to pick up naughty child.
Today I’ve written 1834 words of the new novel (so far). The goal for Nanowrimo is to write 50,000 words in a month, but I want to write a WHOLE book – that is a whole regular length book, not a whole short length book – of at least 100,000 words. This means, instead of averaging 1667 words a day, I have to do twice that (3333 per day). Eep! So, although I’ve written over the Nano average so far, I have NOT written over my average. But that’s fine. Because I have the rest of the day (apart from the bit where I’ll be picking up kids and shopping etc. *sigh*).
In other news, my workouts are going pretty well and my weight is coming down. I’m now just under 55kg which, although too fat for me, is ACTUALLY in the healthy weight range. YAY! That’s something to be happy about . I’m now just 7kg from my goal weight, at which time I can start to eat a little more and hopefully get more gains in my lifts!
In other news, I also got a new tattoo two days ago (or at least, half of it!! It’s not finished so I must be horribly patient as I wait for it to heal this time AND next time too…haha).
So, back to the writing grind for me! It hasn’t actually been THAT much of a grind so far it’s flowing okay. I do get a bit hung up over stuff at times, but I’ll deal with that later, and right now just focus on getting those darn words down!
Okay, I have decided NOT to aim for 3333 every day. Instead I want to get AT LEAST the minimum and perhaps some more. I don’t want to suffer burnout, and if it takes me longer than 30 days to write the whole novel, then so be it! Hopefully by the end of November I’ll have PLENTY of motivation to press on. Instead, I’ll do a bit more plotting/planning today.
Although, if I have a day where I’m particularly inspired and the words keep flowing, then by all means I’ll keep writing! I just don’t want to push it unless that happens and I’m actually having a ball doing it.
Had a busy but unusually productive Saturday. We slept in (ahhhh) but then got up and went to the gym (around midday). After getting certain revelations about our little visiting kitty (i.e. that she’s also been visiting the people on the corner, whose cat she played with in our yard the other day), and that they don’t know who owns her (and apparently no one else does)… we’re thinking that she’s probably ours (they won’t mind as apparently she was annoying their cats and they were just feeding her out of feeling sorry for her).
So, decided we really HAVE to get stuck into building a cat enclosure outside. Basically we’ll have a tunnel leading from one of the windows in the living room to an old aviary/playhouse/sandpit we have in our yard. It’s almost completely enclosed (and should be easy to fix up) and a fairly good size. It’s not perfect, but it will do until we can expand it a bit, and it will give the kitties some much needed outdoor time! So, we did some measuring, and bought a few things, and started cleaning it out (had a few old broken toys, lots of dead weeds etc). It’s got a high area accessed by a ladder (cats won’t need it haha) and is of a fairly good size. I’ll add a photo to the blog later.
My plan is to construct an additional tunnel and tower coming off this into another bit of the garden bed. The cat enclosure shouldn’t bother us aesthetically, as it’s out the side of the house anyway (although the school kids next door may be intrigued?). Oh, if that statement wasn’t clear… we live next to a school, and between our yard and the school there’s only a wire link fence, so the kids can see in!!
My workout is getting a bit tougher. I’d been doing 5×5 deadlifts, even though the program says to do 1×5 (because of the stress on the body), and now I’ve got to a point where I’m getting towards 1×5. I did one set at 40kg to warm up, then 1 set at 60kg and then two sets at 65kg. After that I didn’t have it in me to do many more! Instead of attempting three more sets, I did some negative chin ups instead (2 sets of 5). I’m hoping that if I do a few sets of them each deadlift session, I’ll eventually be able to do a full pullup! (The negs worked well, I just moved a box under the bar and jumped up, then slowly lowered myself. I was able to do it in a controlled fashion rather than dropping like a stone, so I’m happy with that).
Diet is also going well. I haven’t gone over my calories all week! Not sure if it will translate to much on the scale though. Oh, and I’m wondering if a bit of my extra weight the past couple of weeks has been due to having a pre-workout with creatine in it. Apparently creatine can cause you to retain more water in your muscles, and therefore put on weight. I don’t care if I’m carrying extra water weight (although apparently some is pooling in my right ankle… grrrr… may try getting some pressure socks or something in an attempt to deal with it).
Well, I’m off to do my daily brain training (not sure how I’ll go, as I really am feeling quite drained), and then I’ll finish the day with some protein pudding I whipped up (quite experimental). I’m actually quite full now after eating a quarter pizza (home made) and three meringues (kids made meringues today… fortunately they easily fit within my calorie limits). I definitely need to keep my protein up, especially on workout days! But I’m finding that quite easy lately. I was starving before I ate my pizza, as we got home a little after 7 and all I’d eaten was my Quest bar (didn’t even have any zero noodles, which I’ve been having for lunch with pesto lately).
Oh, and in other exciting news, in a couple of weeks I’m going on a paranormal investigation (a real, legit one, with EMF monitors, infra red cameras etc. etc. etc. put on by the Australian Paranormal Society. It’s being held locally, which is great, as I’ve got a roller derby camp thingy in Daylesford the two following days… which I’ll undoubtedly be really tired for because the investigation starts at 10.30pm and will probably go most of the night! EEP).
So, after going to the gym Monday (which is generally a CF day) due to dropping son at school early, I thought maybe I’d do my CF workouts on Tuesday and Thursday so I could save Wednesday and Friday for gym. Well woke up at 5:30 yesterday morning and checked the WOD. It looked HORRIBLE!! I thought, “Nahh… just go to gym and do CF tomorrow! Surely it will be an easy one after that horrible WOD!” So, went to the gym instead.
Well, what do you think happened? Turned out that the WOD had been posted a DAY EARLY (which I’d have known if I paid attention to the date on it, and realised that two WODs had been posted). So, I check the WOD this morning, and no new WOD is up (obviously for good reason lol), go to CrossFit anyway.
Yup. That’s the second time I’ve avoided a horrible WOD and it’s ended up not being on when I avoided it, so I end up getting it anyway haha. (For the record it was “Kelly” 5 rounds for time of: 400m run 30 20″ box jump and 30 7kg wall balls – meaning a total of 2km run 150 box jumps and 150 wall balls). So we had a 40 minute cut off and I made it in 39:24!
So didn’t get all that much done today. Surprised? No, not me! Very tired after this morning’s workout, and an early night is definitely in order (especially as I’m going to the gym tomorrow, cause that’s the way I roll haha). Did some writing related work, but overall a bit too much stuffing around. So, tomorrow… I am going to turn the internet off (from my computer) from 9.30 until 2. Tomorrow is derby training day which means I’ll be busy all evening, but the least I can do is get stuck into some solid work during the day! Oh, and I’m meeting a friend for coffee at lunch time (and I’ve just realised it’s my EAT UP day so it’s the perfect time for going out for coffee!! Hehe).
It’s also the third day of son #2 being away on camp. Ahh the time has passed reasonably fast, which is good. I do miss the kids when they’re away! Not looking forward to when the other two go away for a term each! But yeah… readying mum for the time when they’re all grown up and leaving home!! Wow that’s going to be some tough times… Gotta prepare for it now. I mean son #1 has only three and a bit years left of high school! Eep!
Anyway, tomorrow I want to do more writing and a bit of prosperity manifestation (I find when I do one, I neglect the other). I also have to do my brain training today, which I’ll get to soon. I want to be in bed by 9.30! Seems early, but with 5.30 mornings and already exhausted bodies, it’s not a bad idea.
Yes, a reminder to ME! OMG it’s almost 1pm and I’ve been stuffing around most of the morning. I can’t even say where it’s gone, really! (Except for that bit where I had a shower… ho hum). I did my workout before taking kids to school, so no excuse there, either. Just… stuffed around!
So off the Internet (once I’ve written this) until I have to go shopping and get the kids! I’ll do some more of my writing work, and some prosperity manifestation. Kids finish at 5 today (cycling and chess club after school), so I’ll leave about 4 to go shopping. Until then NO INTERNET! (I may have to check email on my phone a couple of times, though, as I’m expecting a work related email).
In other news, I got my fractional plates! (Not sure if I mentioned them before?). Basically, at the gym it’s quite hard to get the really light plates (and they’re only 0.56kg as it is) as occasionally some go “missing”. Besides which, these are nice and METRIC (so no 0.56 or 1.1kg plates to contend with haha). Of course, I’ll need to mix them with the other plates, but that doesn’t matter. It’ll help me get closer to the weights I need AND when I need to microload! YAY! Too bad I’m not working out again until Thursday .
So, time to get stuck into something that’s NOT on the computer for awhile!