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Morning Pages Entry – April 30, 2014

Ahh, so it looks like this will be another complete month of writing morning journals for me. That’s getting to me not such a big deal anymore. What I really want, is to have a story out there though. I’ve been reading a number of interesting posts on the Kindling FaceBook page about some huge success stories people have been having with their books, by promoting them through FaceBook ads. The last one, was about someone getting to over $10K per month within 5 months. That’s pretty impressive. FaceBook ads do seem to be pretty well targeted things, and books are a perfect fit for books. Not everything is good for advertising on FaceBook, but I think that books definitely are. People want to have fun on facebook, and anything to do with entertainment, is definitely a good fit. What I really need though, is to have some stories out there. I really want to have a product on the market that I can market. It will be nice to have something that I make some decent commissions on, instead of just pennies per click. Being able to sell a series of books at like $10 commission for the whole 5+ books in a series wold be a nice change. So, another question, that is coming up. Now that Jennifer has moved back home, it’s time to fix this families eating problems. Jennifer did mention, that she wanted to do a whole30 for the month of May. I would be up for that, given that my weight loss plans seem to be stalling again. It’s like I get to these plateaus of 175 or 170, and then I get stuck there. Right now, I seem to be stuck at 170ish. Maybe, I need to do a bit more of that intermittent fasting where you only do like 600 calories on certain days. I could just eat my eggs and bacon breakfast those days, and see what happens. I think I’ll do that today. In theory, that should be about a pound a week. As long, as I don’t go crazy on the regular feed days. Of course before when I tried it, I went for the 0 calories per day twice per week and that made me just a little bit nuts. So, do it instead, the way the program suggested instead, and stick to 600 calories on your fast days. You can do that no problem. Lately, I have been eating too much fruit and not working out since I’ve been laying off squash. I think, that’s why I’m stalling. I really really really want to get down to 155. That would be pretty incredible for me. So, starting today, I will go for two days per week with only 600 calories. That shouldn’t be too hard. By the end of May, I should be down to 165, no problem. Then it’s only two more months, and I hit my 155 number. Maybe sooner, if I can get a little more activity back into my routine. Although, I know I’m going to be a while still healing from these squash injuries. Which kind of sucks. Walking a lot is just not the same thing. Although, I will be doing a bunch of walking up at the boat this year. One or two walks everyday down the beach will be good for me. I need to drag Jessica out into doing those as well. They would be good for her as well. And, get herf to eat a bit better wouldn’t be such a bad thing as well. So, let’s get going and kick this thing into high gear. Get down to 155. I can do that. And, get this damn book out there so you can get started on the next one. That would really make my day. Get a cover done. Get the editing done. Get everything done, and start plotting the next one. It’s got to go faster then this one. Having three full length novels out there, and getting the word out about them, will get some cash flow going, and start to move things in the right direction again. That one guy did over 200K in his first year. My next 12 months could be like that, and things could be so different for me. Freedom, travel, toys, boats, and what have you. Not to mention creative expression on a scale beyond expectation. Then, the next plan, will be to get Dave and Mark (and maybe Tim) into the mix. That would be totally cool.

TIGERBLOOD: yep DAILYMOOD: good LOCATION: living room WORDSWRITTEN: none PUSHUPS: 3:30 wall sit TODO: editing TV: californication, mad men, game of thrones BOOK: none GAME: none EXERCISE: none WEIGHT: 171 BREAKFAST: bacon & eggs LUNCH: big ass salad DINNER: pulled pork SNACKS: orange, grapes (too many) ALCOHOL: none BEDTIME: 11:30 AWAKE: 7:00


Morning Pages Entry – April 06, 2014

Ah well, here we are on a Sunday morning at almost 9:30, and I’ve returned home from a swim meet. What’s sort of amazing, is that we finished so quickly and are home so early. Samantha was supposed to swim this morning, but was feeling sick again. She’s just worn down again, from too much work, not enough sleep, and too much junk food. She just stumbled downstairs feeling sort of crappy, and looking pretty out of it. I’m actually writing this upstairs with some music playing in the background, and talking to Sam at the same time. I don’t usually try writing these with someone else in the room, but we’ll see how this goes. I’m feeling pretty good this morning, even though we were at the meet for 6:45 or so this morning. I got up around 6:15, which means, I still got about 7 hours of sleep, so that’s pretty good. This eating super healthy and cutting back on the fruits and the nuts this month, I think, is going to be a pretty good thing, at least for how I feel. I really hope, that I can get the weight down. Which I’m sure I should be able to do. I did do it in September, so we’ll see how that happens. It’s definitely worth a try. This journal is going to be one of my slower ones for sure, given, that I keep getting distracted here. But, let’s for the moment get back to the whole weight thing. I’m felling pretty energetic this morning. Probably because of the super healthy eating, and the fact, that I’m not doing a lot of strenous squash playing these days either. Got out for a couple of good walks though yesterday. Did a 30 minute walk coming back from dropping the van off to get fixed, then did my usual 60 minute walk after supper, which I had quite a bit of energy for. I need to translate this energy into my work as well. That’s sort of part of the game plan. Don’t devote any energy to worrying about shit this week, just put it towards writing writing writing. I have to wonder, if I feel this good at around 173 pounds, how I would feel at 165 or 155 . . . holy crap, that would have to be awesome. Be like a teenager 😉 For sure, that much energy would be pretty cool. My energy level right now, feels like I could tear up a squash court. If of course it wasn’t for my sore ankle, sore elbow, and sore shoulder. I could deal the the ankle and elbow, but the shoulder is definitely a problem. I still have the club championship to deal with this week. Could have to play twice actually, if I beat Dean in the first match. That would be cool, if I could beat him. There’s no reason, why I can’t move like a good player though. Especially, if my energy levels are like they are today. That’s for sure. We’ll see how it goes. Basically, I’ll just be a retriever and be somewhat selective about when I can hit with pace. I would really like to kick Deans butt. That’s for sure. Never played him in a proper match before, so we’ll see how it goes. I certainly, wasn’t that motivated to win my first match against Bob Martin last Tuesday. I was thinking, that I had to go to the consolation round anyways. If I was 155 pounds, instead of 173, and I was injury free, then hell yes, I could challenge at for winning the division, no problem. But not these days. Maybe, next year. We’ll see how that goes. Do I really need to play at all during the summer to keep my game up? Not so sure about that. Actually, keeping my fitness level would likely be the most important thing. Correction, not “keeping my fitness level”, but more to the point would be actually improving my fitness level. Improving my fitness level dramatically. That’s what I’ll be looking to be doing. No more losing to these fucking punks out there, with their horrible shot making crap. Game, Dave, Kieth and David. Those guys don’t have an inkling of the squash strategies that I do. Their just in better shape then I am at the moment. Well, all that is about to change. It’s time to be smart about how I train for this. No more crap in this body, and time to really challenge for a spot on a “B” team for next year.

TIGERBLOOD: yep DAILYMOOD: happy (except when karen had one of her melt downs again) LOCATION: living room WORDSWRITTEN: 0 PUSHUPS: 2:00 wall sits TODO: walk, plot, eat TV: supernatural BOOK: descent series GAME: none EXERCISE: none WEIGHT: 173 BREAKFAST: bacon & eggs LUNCH: big ass salad DINNER: pulled pork SNACKS: orange ALCOHOL: none BEDTIME: 11:00 AWAKE: 6:15