I noticed Blogger finally forced the changes on me. Ugh. I hate them. Oh well, what's a blogger to do, right? I may complain, but I won't switch to WordPress. Too much work (and I'm not sure I like it any better). Yep, I'm lazy.
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Friday's trip to the AT&T store was not a hassle at all! I got there at 9:00 am, expecting to wait in line (expecting the store to open at 10:00 am) when I saw someone walking out holding an AT&T bag. Are they open already? I thought. Sure enough, they were! And there wasn't even a line! Better yet, they had the iPhone my husband wanted. By 9:45 am, my husband had his new phone in his hand (since I was kind enough to drive by his work and drop it off – am I too nice, or what??).
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I've been exercising regularly since the beginning of July, determined to get back in shape. I guess I've been doing something right. So far I've lost 10 pounds (yay!) and have gone down a size (double-yay!). Best thing – even if I do manage to get another job, I'm in a routine I'll continue with. I love working out in the mornings.
Only one problem. I also like to walk outside on my non-gym days (that would be on Tuesdays and Thursdays) and it's getting darker (and a little colder) in the mornings. Starting later isn't an option; it screws up my whole routine. I might have to move to the treadmill (ugh!). Well, at least I can read on that, so maybe it won't be ALL bad. I just love walking outside more, though. I feel like I get a better workout (and I do try to run, even though I hate it).
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Since I'm closer to the end of Book 5 than I am the beginning, I've decided to set a goal to finish the first draft. So…I picked Oct 31. I SHOULD get it finished earlier, but don't want to stress myself out too much. Halloween is a good goal and means I took 6 months to write it. Not too bad, you think?
Of course, now I realize I need to change certain events in my story. My writing hasn't stalled (that sometimes causes me to do that), but I finally figured out how I want it to end (and that's VERY good). It's not a major change, just the last ten pages I wrote, but may put a kink in my word count for the week (then again, it may open it up!). Ah well, that's what makes writing fun – trying different scenarios.
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If you haven't had a chance to check out The WRiTE Club at DL Hammons' blog, why not? Just click on the picture on the sidebar and you'll be taken there. To be eligible to vote, you need to sign up (follow his instructions) and he's still taking submissions. A new fighting round is posted on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Sure, the writing is rough sometimes, and it's all anonymous, but it's interesting to see what other people are writing. If you have been over there, did you submit? I've submitted, but I won't say whether or not my piece has been posted yet. Gotta keep the mystery!