What I'm Reading
I just finished Breathe Annie, Breathe, a contemporary YA by Miranda Kenneally. I think this is her best book since her debut Catching Jordan. Such a lovely story about a girl training for a marathon in memory of her boyfriend who died before he could run it himself.
What I'm Writing
I had all my goals set for a blog writing challenge that started this week: Winter Writing Fest via Ruby Slippered Sisterhood blog. I'm still going forward, but the manuscript I'm working on has changed due to a *development*. That's all I can say. So I'll be doing more revising, cutting, and shaping vs. new wordcount. The best part of the writing challenge is it's flexible. The point is to finish projects. I also have a deadline. Eep!
What Works For Me
Deadlines! Again: Eep!
What Else is New
A friend of mine lost 40 pounds in six months from changing her eating and lifestyle. She works out 1-2 times a day most days--one of those workouts is a light walk, but she's moving. Let's just say that's motivating. I've been working in more regular exercise since December (actually earlier than that but I slipped after I went on vacation). I'm not viewing it as a New Year's thing but a life thing.
I've been having fun with Forever YA's #fyaphotoaday on Instagram. And I've been busy booking speakers for my RWA chapter. Tonight is our first meeting of the new year, so glad to get back in the swing.
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