Friday, January 27, 2012
On Write Support: Donna's Monthly Check-Up!
January's Symptoms: Well, doc, after the first few days of January I managed to clear the house of kids and husband and got back to work after a few weeks off. Glad I had the break because a Feb 6 deadline was coming up and I have a lot of writing plans for 2012 that mean no falling behind. I must have been full of energy and creativity, because I finished and handed the book in 3 weeks early.
I also ended up getting another opportunity to write a short story for a digital antho coming up soon, which I couldn't have done without having the first project finished, so hooray! Progress on that story ongoing with a send-in date of first week of February (ack!).
Managed to read more than expected - the resolution to read whatever I damn well want is working out great! I have plans to do a January reading sum-up on my personal blog first week of February. So far I've read Unveiled by Courtney Milan, Letters From Home by Kristina McMorris, Igniting The Third Factor by David Jensen, The Birth House by Ami McKay, and The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.
Diet and exercise could have been better (sheepish grin). I worked out most days by doing Ten Minute Trainer with the husband (we do 2 segments, so with warm up etc works out to 24 min). Food wise I had better intentions than execution. Need to be better and it'll take tweaks, not an overhaul. Have joined 2 week kickstart group to whip me into shape. Hope to have better report next month as I have put on holiday weight. Also the 24 min is not enough. I think I need P90X. A friend is also going to lend me TurboJam to try.
Prescription: Just say no to cake and starch. And get off your bottom and get moving more! You know what works, so get your head right and get at it. No excuses.
Gee, thanks Doc. I think. I'll try to do better. *shuffles out*