Intermittent Fasting and Steps

I will remain self-isolated until I can re-enter the world without bringing Covid19 home to Steve. Last December I worked up a plan for losing weight. I joined the JCC, got a posh locker, and started my journey to wellness. I planned on daily visits to the grocery store to buy veggies. That plan collapsed…

Update

A few people have asked me where I’ve been lately since I haven’t been in my usual online haunts. The truth is that it’s been a seriously stressful week from a personal perspective with a family member in and out of the hospital. Plus a pile of tasks and deadlines. And, like everyone else, I…

Check-In

I’ll do more Lessons Learned posts in the future. This post is just a short update on where I am and what I’m doing after finishing 52 Stories in 52 Weeks. Last week I took a sloth week to give my brain and body a chance to reset. I opened up my planner to list…

Writing Six Feet Apart

I suspect that many of the changes we are seeing are the unsteady steps to a new world. Many of us long for the quiet stability (with all its faults) of the old normal. I know that I do as well. One of my little writerly secrets is that I love crowds. I love disappearing…

Health – A New Hope

It’s been a sleepy week so far. I suspect that I am working off a serious sleep debt. I fall asleep each afternoon for a few hours. I wake up in the morning still tired. Which means that the new plan for May, once the last story is in to Dean, is rest and recovery…

Productivity Check-In

I think one of the reasons I’ve been so much more productive lately is that my internet has been really unreliable since everyone else started working and schooling from home. For example, yesterday it was out for almost the full day. I used my hotspot via my phone to connect, but because I have a…

Flying! Lots of Productivity

It’s been an impressively productive week. I’ve written three short stories from scratch, rewritten a fourth and submitted it to an anthology, proofread a book, updated my webpage to include the Writers of the Future Honorable Mentions logo, and completed Kris Rusch’s Short Story Intensive. I also turned in story number 50 to Dean for…

Crazy as a Cuckoo Clock

My sleep schedule since I left FedEx has devolved into crazy cuckoo clock territory and I love it! I basically write for 2-4 hours after my husband goes to sleep and wake up with him in the morning to do the day’s activities. Then I nap for about an hour in the afternoon to catch…

Too Many Stories

I love stories. I love hearing people’s true stories about their lives. I love news stories. I love art that tells a story (or many stories in the case of my favorite artist Pieter Bruegel). I love music best when it is in service to a story. And I love books, most of which are…

Creating Abundance

The next ten days will be challenging. I need to write three short stories in that time. Without the Great Challenge (52 Stories in 52 Weeks) this would have felt impossible. But now it just feels exciting and challenging. I am filled with an abundance of hope and a set of tools to get this…