Yes, call me Gimpy this week. Easter Sunday I was loading some food into the trunk of my car to take to my daughter’s for dinner. I was doing fine until I reached the garage and stubbed my toe on the elevated garage floor. ‘Stubbed’ would actually be an understatement. I jammed it hard causing my foot to slip partially out of my open-back shoe and cause my heel to land just as hard on the edge.
Swollen and extremely sore, I’m limping with a cane. While it is improving day by day, I can only sit in a chair just so long before it starts aching, too. Hence, sporadic writing spurts at my desk.
Despite all that:
My 2nd week wasn’t too bad:
- Write on short stories in progress 3 days/week with a weekly goal of 2000 words. Surpassed my goal by hitting 3000 words!
- Plot outline of a novella series idea. Spent time plotting the first in the series and continued with character sketches.
- Begin the publishing process of at least one short story. This will hopefully happen in May
- Exercise 5 days a week – at least 30 minutes each time. No lower body exercise this week due to foot injury, but I did do some upper body weights on 3 days, while sitting .
It’s interesting how much more writing work I was able to do while confined to my chair. *smirk*
I also found time to get through some of the amazing blogs that hit my inbox. This timely and inspirational video from the experts at Copyblogger worked it’s magic on me.
Why? Because…well, CJ Lyons said it best when she watched the video: “I’d never heard of Ze Frank before, so it was kinda cool hearing my own doubts and self-talk coming out of someone else’s mouth!”
This is just one invocation of Ze Frank’s and it really got me where I live:
Let me not hit up my Facebook like it’s a crack pipe … keep the browser closed.
– Ze Frank
(NOTE: Not suitable for work or around small children)
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Please stop by my blog on Wednesdays this month for indie author guest posts. There are so many really wonderful authors and I have some of the best with me during April!
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I hope you all have had a productive week as well. Please share your triumphs and struggles…makes us feel like we’re not alone!