Can’t have one without the other, right?
The good news is that I finally feel like a writer again. After the Sparkling Werewolves (writers group extraordinaire) met last Thursday, my commitment was to finish going through The Boy’s edits of Dragonfly Summer by our next meeting.
Well, I’ve already finished! Now I just need to go through Jeff’s (another beta reader) comments, make any necessary changes, get some expert opinion on a couple of dicey situations, and then finish the polish/edit before sending it to the second group of readers. I even have a natural deadline–as one of the group (a voracious reader and someone whose opinion I value) goes on holidays in mid-February, I’d like to have my next draft ready to go by then.
On the other hand–here’s the bad news–I really don’t feel like a kickboxer these days. Life has been interfering with my attempts to get back to the gym, and to tell the truth, I haven’t been fighting it much. I just don’t feel like it. I’m not sure if this is because I’ve had such a long break, and I simply need to give myself time to get back into it, or if this is a sign it’s finally time to do something else.
Maybe I can only be obsessed about one thing at a time.
On the “living my best life” front, two trips are being tentatively planned. If all goes well, I’ll finally see Hawaii with a writing friend this year, and will journey to Egypt with The Boy in 2013. The fact that this is finally starting to fall into place gives me hope.
How are you making out with your New Year’s goals? Any progress? Setbacks? Thoughts on my inability to get back into fighting form? Any and all advice accepted!