It's midweek and yesterday when I was taking a break from the grueling rush to finish my next Harlequin Romantic Suspense book, I read my "Work Out Horoscope" It made me laugh because it was so startlingly accurate. To paraphrase " Taurus, you're not a big fan of movement - any movement. To you, the best exercise is reclining on a chaise lounge chair on the beach with an umbrella drink." Yep. That's me. It went on to say "Hire a personal trainer. That's the only way you'll ever get motivated."
So true. In part. Because I DID hire a personal trainer - several of them, in fact. I worked out with one off and on for almost three years. Now I know what I have to do and can no longer afford to shell out that kind of money (No more day job), and yep - I'm not nearly as faithful to my workouts.
But I did find another source of motivation. My pedometer. $22 at Amazon. Made my Omron. Love that thing. Love it, love it, love it.
My goal is 10,000 steps a day. I really have to push myself to make it. I walk 1,000 steps right after breakfast (circling the pool), 1,000 at lunch, and 1,000 after dinner. Sometimes I bump it up to 1500. Adventurous, that's me. When I do make 10,000, I'm SO happy. Ridiculously happy.
Oh, and I'm almost done the book. I'm hoping to finish by Friday so I can read it over the weekend and tweak it. My lovely editor just let me know that my proposal for the next Pack Harlequin Nocturne looks like a go, so I'll have to slide right into that.
But... but... I have another book I want to write. A YA (Young Adult). I have the concept and all. Finally. So I'm going to try and Fast Draft the Nocturne AND the YA. We'll see. I've been promising my agent for YEARS now that I would send her something else to sell beside my catergory novels. She started out representing me on Single Titles, and she's really good. So I hope to get this YA book secretly written by the end of the year.
Oh M Gee! I said it out loud. There. A new goal.
Better get back to it.