WIW: Standstill


Hey, did you guys know that YESTERDAY was Wednesday?  Yeah, it totally escaped me… again.  As it turns out, my week is not structured in a way that makes it necessary for me to know what day of the week it is all the time.  More often than not, I’m running on a vague sense of whether it’s the beginning, middle, or end of the week.

So here’s another late What-If Wednesday update…

What if?I’m still submitting queries to every agent I can find who deals with my genre.  So far, nothing but negative responses, which is exactly what I was expecting.  I’d be surprised by a positive response at this point, considering I’ve only submitted to twenty or so agents at this point.  I will just keep submitting until I run out of appropriate agents to contact, and then I will concentrate on developing some of the other stories and ideas I’ve got in my files.

I’ve also been talking to another potential contact for more freelance work, and I’m due to talk to her on the phone sometime today or tomorrow.  I’m hoping this means more work, which is nothing but positive.

The newspaper article featuring my health and fitness story should run at the end of this month as well, so I’ll be sending out a quick email to that reporter to be sure she lets me know when it runs.

I go back and forth between feeling positive and encouraged by the progress I’ve made with writing, and feeling discouraged and like this is a silly pursuit.  I think that’s normal though.  I think most people spend a lot of time second guessing their dreams… it’s in our nature?

On the fitness front, I did Jillian’s No More Trouble Zones yesterday.  Forty minutes of Jillian Michaels… and it was TOUGH.  I have to get some sweatbands, because I was nearly blinded by sweat running into my eyes.  Ew, and also ow.  I have a little bit of tightness/soreness in my shoulders today, but I’ll be doing the Shred again today.  I will say that I saw a definite difference in the difficulty level of the Trouble Zone workout yesterday versus when I did it last week.  I’m feeling really good about this 30 Day Slimdown plan, and I’m hoping that Jessica (who commented about C25K on the last post) is right that this Slimdown is just helping to prep my body for running again when weather and/or circumstances permit.

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5 Responses

  1. 275 comments? Fleeping heck. Very very proud of you, and now have you to blame for me wasting the rest of my afternoon reading all those views. Brilliant.

  2. Keep it up! You’re great to persevere. I’m also glad you’re feeling better…Off to read the 275 comments.

  3. So this may sound a little weird and I’m not sure if it works. But I’ve heard that putting chapstick on your eyebrows will keep the sweat from running into your eyes. Not sure if it works and I can’t remember where I read it, but thought it was interesting.

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