Monthly Archives: December 2011

Writer’s Retreat, Day 15…

5,370 words. Having trouble getting inside this new character’s head. I don’t know them yet.

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Writing Goals for 2012

Dean Wesley Smith has a good post on goals. I like his distinction between a dream and a goal: a dream involves factors you absolutely cannot control, while a goal involves only factors you can control. “Sell a thousand books” … Continue reading

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Fitness Update 31 Dec 2011

60 minutes on the treadmill, 578 calories. I should’ve done 10 more minutes, but the Y staff kicked me out so they could go home for New Years Eve. Bench press: 3 sets, 12 reps, 30 pounds each arm.

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Writer’s Retreat, Day 14…

Worked on the YA novel. Total: 5,100 words (and counting, not asleep yet), plus 2,300 words of notes. UPDATE: Oh, yeah, and that marks the end of chapter 1.

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Writer’s Retreat, Day 13…

Visiting with friends.

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Writer’s Retreat, Day 12…

Traveling for a visit with friends.

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Fitness Update 28 Dec 2011

I’m on the road to visit friends, so I stopped at the Ann Arbor YMCA for my workout. Everything was different: different procedures, different facilities, different equipment. So I couldn’t do exactly my usual workouts; but I sorta did a … Continue reading

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Writer’s Retreat, Day 11…

Worked on the YA novel. Total: 3,700 words, plus 1,300 words of notes.

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Fitness Update 27 Dec 2011

Strength Training Sets Reps/Sets Weight/Set Seated dumbbell shoulder press on stability ball 3 12 20 Bench Press, Barbell 4 15 40 Barbell Side Raise 3 12 28

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Writer’s Retreat, Day 10…

Slept in late, recovering from holiday cheer. Visited with family. Burned trash. Went to the Y and burned off 600 calories. Did some shopping. Worked on my YA novel. Another 1,200 words. Two of the six protagonists have met, but … Continue reading

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