Posts Tagged ‘Novel’

Running in a New Year

January 27, 2009 1 comment

Okay, so it’s been a while since I’ve posted an update.  There hasn’t been a lot to report, but I’m starting a short term running program (6 days a week for the next 5 weeks), which should hopefully get me back in the swing of things in that department.

I’m hoping to blog more often.  I actually found a journal I kept from 2001 to 2003 and was shocked to discover it was 224 pages long.  I had no idea it was that long.  Most of my attempts at a journal failed quickly, which is a shame.  I’d love to be able to go back and read what I was thinking during my high school trip to England, or the day I met my future wife, etc.  My memory sucks, unfortunately.

It might be easier if the WordPress site didn’t take forever to load when I try to login, but I can’t find anyone else who is having that problem, so it must be something on my end.

On the writing front, I’ve written the first four chapters of the new novel and it has a lot of promise.  We’ll see where it goes.

On the publishing front, my agent had some good news last week, but we’ll have to see if anything really comes of it.  An editor “loved” the novel and the publisher is now “crunching numbers” to see what kind of offer they want to make.

For the handful of kind folks who are still stopping by here, is your year off to a good start?  What are you working on?

Tonight’s Run

September 4, 2008 3 comments

The first half of tonight’s run went really well, but the second half was tough thanks to my decision to run yesterday on my scheduled day off.  Between the 3 and 3.5 mile mark of my 5 mile loop, I have to run up a pretty steady incline, and once I reached the top tonight, I really thought I was going to have to stop.  It wasn’t that my legs couldn’t take it, but my core muscles just felt exhausted.  That’s a little depressing considering I used to run 10+ miles in a single run, but I pushed on and made it home without stopping, which felt VERY good.  I did spend the first five minutes after my run lying on the front porch, debating whether to roll to the door or go for my cool down walk.  I went for my walk.  It felt good.

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