A few months ago Barbara Vey (of Publisher Weekly blog fame) told me about Google Alerts. I immediately signed up. Talk about a handy device. Now anytime someone writes something about me and/or my books on the Internet, I get an email providing me with the link. It's especially helpful at a time like this when I'm awaiting reviews on a new book. This week alone I got an alert about a review for The Fall of Rome and an alert for an interview I did awhile back with Ambrose Musiyiwa. Thank you, Barbara!
WRITING: Lots of research and freewriting over the last few days that resulted in the story idea for a proposal I need to turn in. Blurb written. Synopsis partially written.
EXERCISE: 30 minute power walk one day. Zip for two other days. Need to get back to a daily routine. I seem less motivated when I'm obsessing on a story. I'd rather write than exercise!
DIET: The weekend with my in-laws and that family picnic hurt a little, but even so this week I managed to lose another pound! That's 8 pounds lost total in three weeks. Progress!
MOOD: Good, but tired.
QUOTE OF THE DAY: "There is only one thing worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about." - Oscar Wilde