I've decided to use Tuesdays here on the blog to hold myself accountable. Each week I'm going to toss out the facts and figures of my goals.
TUESDAY January 4th I weighed 285. Today I weigh 282.
I'm quite shocked that I managed to drop three more pounds this week given the late night Whataburger run on Thursday, the 13 or 14 Shiners I drowned my football loving sorrow in during the Saints loss and the 4, yes 4 Philly Cheesesteak sandwiches I consumed to soak up all that beer.
My goal is to read 75 novels this year. So far I stand at 1 complete, as I did not finish a novel this week. i did however read about 70 pages of Mark Twain short stories and I'm nearly finished with an old Jack London book titled, Smoke Bellew. Here is a short passage from that novel which appealed to my carnivorous sensibilities ...
Kit was divided between two impressions: one, of the caliber of his comrade, which served as a spur to him: the other, likewise a spur, was the knowledge that old Isaac Bellew, and all the other Bellews, had done things like this in their westward march of empire. What they had done, he could do. It was the meat, the strong meat, and he knew, as never before, that it required strong men to eat such meat.
I sent out one short story submission three agent queries this week.
I had a dismal week of writing word count wise as my bull semen story grew by a mere 1,000 words. From 15,200 last Tuesday to 16,212 this week. But I did a ton of editing and tweaking in anticipation of entering Waiting On The River in this years. Amazon contest. here is a snippet of dialogue from those 1,000 words. A little mother/daughter conflict.
"Save the drama, Callie. Talk to me in a few months. Once your father starts in about the way you dress, and the time you spend texting, or on the internet, or when you bring home another shitty report card. Let me know how great he is then."
"I've lived with him before. Until you threw him out."
"I'm not having this discussion again, and I have work to do."
"I'm sure your boss will understand. After all you are marrying him."
Two Line Tuesday is a blog feature started by the fabulous Women of Mystery. Click on over to their site for link to other writers sharing their work.