Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Tuesday #4

Tuesdays, here on the blog, are dedicated to holding myself accountable. Each week I going to toss out the facts and figures of my goals.

On this Tuesday, January 25th I weigh in at 280 pounds.

Again only a one pound drop. I think I'd have dipped below the 280 mark if not for those blasted Girl Scouts. jennifer brouhg home a box of those tasty little chocolate, coconut, and caramel circles. Those Caramel Delights taunted me until I ate every last one. To give you an idea of my current look, here is a shot taken of me and my friend Caron Guillo at her booksigning party on Saturday.

Caron's debut novel is out and titled An Uncommon Crusade. Buy a copy today.

My goal is to read 75 books this year.

I finished one book this week to bring my total to 4 on the year. Several people had told me how much the Sweet Potatoe Queen books reminded them of my Feedstore Chronicles so I finally read one, The Sweet Potato Queens' Book of Love.

To be honost I was disappointed. Sure there were funny parts but I truly think this is one best read by women. I din't usually say that as I have read and enjoyed a good many romance and women's fiction novels, but this book struck me as sort of a southern Sex and and the City. Sex in the sticks if you will. I'm taking HBO series as I've never read Candace Bushnell. My wife was a fan, but Sex and the City's humor missed for me as did the Sweet Potato Queens'. Here is a sample to illistrate my inability to relate ...

And panties -- Lord, deliver us from pretty panties. You just put them on and they immediately wedge up your butt, you don't even have to move. Thongs were a perfectly natural progression -- why not save all that extra material, they all end up in the same place anyway.

I sent a dozen queries on a variety of projects this week, but once again I ... 

Failed to so much as open the file on my bull semen story so that word count stays at 16,212.  this week. I did finish continued editing and tweaking Waiting On The River to get entered in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel contest.I also entered the opening of the bull semen story in Nathan Bransford's ...
The 4th Sort-of-Annual Stupendously Ultimate First Paragraph Challenge.

I was fortunate enough to beat out over 2500 other talented writers to win the 3rd Sort of Annual challenge with the opening of the Feedstore Chronicles and I've entered again to try and defend my crown ...

Grace McEwen was eight the first time she stood outside a closed door and listened to her mother squeal and sigh with pleasure. Thirty-one years later, she found the sounds just as awkward. Maybe more so, now that she fully understood the source of her mom’s vocal gratification. 

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Melissa Amateis said...

Great job on the editing. I haven't done much writing in the last few days, either, but that's because I was stuck. I *think* I've got it figured out now.

I hate thongs and refuse to ever wear one. ;-)

Jan Mader said...

I like your goals...all of them! I just sold an essay titled...JUST EAT. It's so hard to lose weight...trust me I know. Just eating works for me the best...

Charles Gramlich said...

Girl scouts, man. A big threat to American health.

Monnik said...

Girl scout cookies are evil. My favorites are the oatmeal peanut butter sandwich cookies. Yum.

Interesting book review - I don't really care for the sex and the city humor, so it's probably not for me either. I think either you love it or hate it.

Donna K. Weaver said...

Girl Scout cookies. Just say no.

Shhhh...peek over at my blog--I forwarded something to you there. =D

Old Kitty said...

If those girls in the Sweet Potato book bought 100% cotton knickers with a touch of lycra, they won't be having that problem. And best knickers are ones bought in M&S.


Good luck defending your crown!!!!! And all the best with your writing! And you look just lovely!! Take care

Cloudia said...

Real nice post

Real nice PIC :)

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pattinase (abbott) said...

GLad to be out of the range of GS cookies this year. They are killers.

the walking man said...

Hope you get some positive feedback on your queries. and yes those girl scout cookies can be a diet deal breaker.

Jenn Jilks said...

Keep on keeping on!
Good for you for checking in.

I'm keeping my goals quiet.
Just one foot in front of the other.

As my son says, 'Girl Guide cookies. Make with real girl guides!'