Morning Pages Entry – June 17, 2014

OK, so a little bit slow to the punch here this morning. Just a little tired this morning … that’s two mornings in a row, with less then six hours sleep. Not really a good idea, but I still seem to manage getting through the day. I sure, it’s a result of eating so good these days. Still don’t seem to be losing any weight, but I definitely feel pretty good. Maybe this summer, I’ll get up on the paddle board more often, and get myself into some better shape that way. I don’t think it’s going to be too tough, but we’ll see how it goes out there. I would like to take the paddle board out for longer treks, but not till the water gets warmer. I would like to see, how far out I can go, or maybe even just how far down the shore line. You can only walk so far down the beach, then it becomes impassable, so it would be sort of cool, to go further. It would, even be pretty cool, to go further up south along the shore line. You never walk that way for obvious reasons, but now, you can with the board. No point, in sticking to just your side of the pier. I wonder, how far I could go up the river as well. I’ve never been able to go past the bridge, with just the dingy, but with the board, obviously I can go much further then that. It could be a whole new summer of exploring. I wonder, how long, it would take me to go up the river. I should go with my heart rate monitor, and see exactly how may calories I burn up on the trek. That could be interesting. Just paddling along further and further. You should definitely wear a life jacket, if your going too far though. On a novel writing note yesterday, I did get a pretty decent cover mocked up yesterday. I’ll have to redo the whole thing today, since I just used a dummy image, that had a water mark on it, and there were a few things I did with the effects, that weren’t quite right along the upper and lower borders, but that’s no problem. I was pretty pleased with the look of the cover, for a first attempt. It all kind of fit together pretty well, and not bad for a guy with no cover design skills. I vetted it with the crew on the FaceBook Kindling group, and the consensus was that it was a pretty cool cover. There were a few good tweaks suggested, that I will implement, but other then those, and getting the paid image, it’s looking like a pretty cool cover. Here’s to hoping I can clean up the book a bit more, and make a go of it. I know, it’s not structured the best, and the pacing may be a little crappy, but if it’s enough to get a few readers hooked, I know the next few books will be really good. If it’s too terrible at some point, I can just rewrite the whole thing, or take it down altogether. We’ll see how it goes. Anyway, it turned out to be pretty good day. I played squash yesterday, which was likely a bad idea again, as my shoulder, is still killing me, but what the hell, I really wanted to get out there and play a bit more. Although, the smart move at this point, would be to just put the racquet away for the summer, and focus on the boat stuff … paddle boarding and all. That’s what I really want to spend my time doing this summer. Get into a good writing routine. See, if I can get this next book out on the shelves, and carry on from there. I would be nice to start cranking out a book every two or three weeks for the rest of the summer, and if I can do that working four hours a day, that would be even sweeter. We’ll see how things go. It’s going to be a lot more fun with the brothers here, if you can get that work done ahead of time. So, let’s get things in gear shall we. You do need to do a few edits I think, with the book when it comes back, but nothing too drastic. Maybe, even send it off again for another quick edit by Emily before publishing, or just read it yourself a few times out loud.

TIGERBLOOD: yep DAILYMOOD: good LOCATION: living room WORDSWRITTEN: none (made a cover) PUSHUPS: 2:00 plank TODO: redo cover TV: game of thrones BOOK: none GAME: none EXERCISE: squash WEIGHT: 170 BREAKFAST: left over pork & eggs & tomato LUNCH: big ass salad DINNER: steak, brocolli SNACKS: orange, grapes ALCOHOL: none BEDTIME: 12:15 AWAKE: 6:30

 

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