Wednesday, January 6, 2010


2010 Goals Progress:

Writing progress: Agent research!

Weight progress: Feel like I'm gonna die

Bible in a year progress: Genesis 12-14, Psalm 6

Wow. I'm still coming down from my first personal training session ever. I had no idea I was such a wimp...especially in my legs. I seriously, could just lay down on the floor right now and not get up until tomorrow. And I know I will be sore beyond words tomorrow when I have to do at least 30 minutes of cardio, and worse on Friday...which is when I'm supposed to do all that I just learned...AGAIN. I can't even think about it. But, it will be worth it in the end. Not that there will be an end. It will be worth it...eventually!

Well, I got some great feedback on my Teaser Tuesday posting of Still Loving Ghosts. I love that your curiosities are kicking in, and I believe I just may tease you again with the second half of that first chapter on next Tuesday! I'm encouraged to focus on this WIP and see where it takes me.

The inspiration for Still Loving Ghosts came mostly after reading Sarah Addison Allen's THE SUGAR QUEEN. It's one of my absolute favorite books, and the ideas in it just fascinate me! That's when I knew I had to try my hand at magical realism, too.

I have to run to my writers guild meeting, but thanks all for the lovely comments, and happy wednesday!


  1. I feel so sorry for you! Working out totally sucks! Good luck, though. Right now my workouts consist of Wii tennis. That's considered working out, right?

    Waiting for Teaser Tuesday!

  2. I feel you about the aches. I am perhaps less scared of working out than I am of the muscle aches afterward.

    THE SUGAR QUEEN seems cool -- I have been meaning to read GARDEN SPELLS by the same author.

  3. Personal trainer? That's awesome! Just think...all that pain will give you nice, toned, poke-friendly muscles!

  4. Kimberly - I think the Wii is totally working out!!

    Sandy - Garden Spells is pretty good, but The Sugar Queen blows it out of the water. You can read my reviews (as cheesy as they are) on my goodreads page linked down on the right panel.

    Katie - Only three sessions with the personal trainer! Can't afford more than that at this time. Just need to learn the ropes of the gym (that I've been a member of for 2 years...)

    Look for my freshly learned knowledge this Muscle Monday!

  5. Keep on with the keeping on!
    Remember you have to feel good rather than exhausted after your fitness programme ;)

  6. The exercising WILL get easier! Just don't skip a day because you're sore - you need to work out those sore muscles.

  7. Just stumbled over your blog. Since I've got a hidden writer somewhere inside me, I'm really interested in reading about somebody else's journey towards being a published writer. Will check out your other posts. :-)

  8. All I can say is YOU GO GIRL! My husband keeps trying to convince me to get a personal trainer and I'm terrified! Maybe hearing your stories will inspire me!

    Can't wait for next Teaser Tuesday!

    Have a great day!

  9. I haven't read that but I have read Garden Spells and LOVED it! Thanks for the recommend. Good luck with the workout! You should be proud of yourself! Exercise is never easy but it's always worth it!


  10. Kristine - thanks for finding me! A lot of my other followers are writers, too, and between all of us, I think you'll be plenty motivated to write!

    Kristi - just give it a shot! I was terrified, too, but I made sure I was paired up with a girl (way less embarassing - plus, i feel that all those steroids the men trainers take have messed with their brains! lol), and it really went great! She was so helpful and encouraging and not judgemental at ALL. It was exactly what I needed to get my butt in gear.