Friday, February 5, 2010

Weekly Update

Welcome to another Friday at The Writing Spectacle.

This past week was pretty good for me.  I hammered out over 10K words - thanks to Sunday's mammoth effort - and the story is really coming together under this new POV.  All the things I loved about DLN are shiny and new and even better.  Those things I wasn't crazy about with this book are closer to getting fixed.  Also, my word count this week put me over the 50% finished mark.  Yay! 

To date, I've lost five pounds out of my thirty pound goal.  Hopefully by the end of the summer, I'll be down in the 140s again.  I'm not making great strides, like The Biggest Loser contestants, but that's about a pound a week, so I'm not crying over it.  I am using the concepts they teach on TBL - decrease calories, increase activity - but I'm not killing myself.  In my case, I'm happy with 'slow and steady wins the race'.

Speaking of Biggest Loser, my favorite contestant won immunity this past week.  Go Michael!  Something about that big Italian makes me want him to win.  And is it just me, or did Miggy undergo a transformation after her negative-Nelly daughter left the campus?  Miggy was a scary bitch before, and this past week, she seemed more positive and relaxed.  Hell, she even lost weight and she didn't even exercise (because of her appendix surgery).  I've said it before and I'll say it again - sometimes it's better to just cut toxic people out of your life.  Ya know?

In other news, I've been reading again after a six week hiatus.  I thought there might be some good stuff in my TBR pile, but WOW, I never thought this good.  Right now I'm in the middle of Rachel Vincent's My Soul to Save and it's pretty darn good, too. 

Okay, now it's your turn.  Anything going on in your life you'd like to share?  I'd love to hear some positive news from the readers.   And if you're a fan of Biggest Loser, who are you rooting for this season?


  1. Good job on the writing and on losing weight!

    Not much happening here. I'm getting ready to start writing though, so that's good =)

  2. Congrats on your word count and the weight loss B.E. Keep up the good work.

    Lots of good stuff this week. I lost two and a half pounds, for a total of five since January. Only 30 more to go(:

    Also, I entered the "Polish Your Pitch" contest at I learned a lot from the the experience.

    This week I wrote about 2,500 words on my chapter in progress. Lots of editing and cutting. It's finally coming together.