Morning Pages Entry – April 26, 2014

Up early on a Saturday morning by 6am, and not feeling tired. That’s good, because I’m driving to Toronto today with Peter Urkedel for a GoodLife Ontario Tournament. Should be sort of fun. I’m also happy, that Sam decided not to stay out late last night after her semi-formal, and make me drive her home at 1am or something in the morning. I’m sure, that’s part of the reason, why I’m wide awake. Should really be a good time today. Probably my last squash event of the year, before any summer tournaments. We’ll see. Being wide awake this early, is also one of the benefits of eating well. I’m still stuck around 170 pounds, actually yesterday, I seemed to be more around 171, which is really annoying. I’ve been eating good, just not playing squash much. I did walk three times last week, but maybe, I need to start pumping up the physical activity again. At least, get out, and do your FitFix weight workouts again. Having the should hurt, has put an end to those for the last few months. I should get back at those. Perhaps the walking alone, is not enough. Not sure. Maybe, it’s just those last 10 or 15 pounds are tough in my case. Either way, I need to steel up my determination to drop them. If I could just see a bit of progress over the next week or so, that would really help. I need to see some movement in that direction. There’s no way I want those numbers to start going up. I wanted another ten pounds gone before the summer started. Maybe, this week, I stick to just the bacon/eggs/big ass salad/orange/grapes combo, and absolutely nothing else. That’s more then enough fuel to get through the week, and you can do it mentally, I’m sure if you space those meals out. Remember, your eating for fuel, not entertainment. I read another happy story from another kindling member, about how well, their free book promo was doing. It would seem that they hit around the 35 mark in the kindle free store. That’s pretty awesome. They’re a mystery writer, and they have three books. They’re all under 200 pages, and they seem to be doing pretty well. I need to get this book edited and out there. I really just need to push through this editing process and get it done. It would be so helpful. Maybe, I’m wondering, if I should get Karen’s eyes on the book. Another proof reader would be beneficial to the cause. I have a chapter ready for Dave and Mark almost. Maybe, let them have it for a week, and see how it goes. I’d rather not have her involved. It’s got to be a bad idea. Find yourself another proof reader online. Maybe Odesk is the way to go for this. Dave and Mark are the first pass, and see what happens. While they’re editing, I could get to work on the cover, and maybe, some of the admin things like US tax registration forms. That would be a good idea. Reading about another success story, is good in that it tells me that this is still a great place to be. I just need to see some success here. Kind of like the weight loss. I just need to get a little traction, and see things starting to move my way. That would be so encouraging for me. I could still get three books out there and running before the mid way mark of the summer. The time at the boat this year would be so much more enjoyable, if I knew there was some money starting to roll in. That would take a huge load off my mind. I really believe to, that this is something I can build on. It’s something that will stick, and give me a good foundation. Unlike so much of the web SEO stuff, that was transient, and only had a certain shelf life. With the writing, as long as I keep putting stuff out there, I’ll keep building my readership, and that only translates to more opportunities to promote all the books I’ve done prior. It’s the process at this point, that’s just holding me back. I need to get that process nailed down. Get a handle on this editing and writing. I think I have the writing down, based on that 25K week I had. Right now, it’s just the editing that is slow. Having to make multiple passes, because I didn’t really know what I was editing for has slowed things down. It’ll get better.

TIGERBLOOD: yep DAILYMOOD: anxious LOCATION: living room WORDSWRITTEN: editing PUSHUPS: 2:00 plank TODO: Squash in Toronto TV: Sons Of Anarchy BOOK: none GAME: none EXERCISE: none WEIGHT: 171 BREAKFAST: bacon & eggs LUNCH: big ass salad DINNER: pulled pork SNACKS: orange, grapes, apple ALCOHOL: none BEDTIME: 11:30 AWAKE: 6:00

 

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