Operation Goddess In Training: Yoga

Yoga is something I got into back in college.  Life back then (when I had that miraculous thing called FREE TIME) meant taekwondo three days a week, weights, running, and yoga twice a week with Gigi (oh how I adored Gigi–who, despite being blonde, was not the perky cheerleader type her name suggested).  That was […]

Sunday Summary and #ROW80 Progress Report

I can taste the autumn.  After a proper deluge Friday night, a cold front came through, giving actual cool temps the last couple of mornings.  It’s GLORIOUS, and it’s making me crave things like chili and beef bourginon and coq au vin and other rich, layered-flavor foods that celebrate the low and slow.  We aren’t […]

Sunday Summary and #ROW80 Progress Report

It’s been a long and kind of stressful week, y’all, so I don’t have much to say for this progress report.  A close friend had a personal crisis.  My university got put on lock down because of an alleged active shooter (who was neither a shooter nor active at all, and was entirely unarmed, as […]

Midweek #ROW80 Progress Report

I have…nothing to actually report on this progress report.  The last day I wrote was Sunday.  I’m up to the 2 scene midpoint of this novella, and I’ve dropped everything to help a close friend who is going through some major life upheaval.  This would be that life stuff I’m always preaching about. Meanwhile, on […]

A New Perspective on Fitness

Sunday I finished my first full week back at a gym.  The last time I did the formalized gym experience was way back in grad school ten years ago (holy crap).  I’ve got a lot of gear at home and a nice little set up in one of our spare rooms (one of those reasons why […]

Midweek #ROW80 Progress Report

Welcome to my latest #ROW80 Progress Report!  Wherein I…don’t have a whole heck of a lot o progress TO report. After a magnificent word count last week, things have slowed down on the writing front.  I ended up adding a couple of scenes on the fly without properly sorting out their function (other than I […]

5 Ways to Combat Failure

I’ve been thinking a lot about failure lately. It seems as if it’s haunting me at every turn, skulking along waiting to ambush me in every arena of my life like some kind of apex predator stalking its prey. I had amazing word counts last year.  Very few days of low or no productivity–only 71 […]

Midweek #ROW80 Check-In

Honestly, I feel like I’ve been scrambling to get back into some kind of routine since the start of the month and just failing miserably.  After three weeks off (Christmas break + being sick before), my body had plenty of time to both rotate to it’s natural biorhythm (aka, going to bed at 11 or […]

Midweek #ROW80 Check-In

I am almost done with my Christmas shopping!  Which means now I need to do my Christmas baking!  I’m going to be out of town all weekend, so I’m not sure when I’m going to get to this… I’ve been making slow progress on She’s Got A Way.  I’m in that sort of floundery place in […]