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What a relief, the paperback files have been submitted to the printer and the PsyCop Briefs paperback is on schedule. (Might even hit the shelves a little sooner than the ebook at this rate.)
Here's the ebook preorder on Amazon for summary, list of contents and so on. Also, I get a kick out of the fact that when I search PsyCop Briefs on amazon, it shows me a bunch of underpants.
Ebook release date is October 11. Audio scheduling is in the works. Yay!
Peel them, stick them on a plate and freeze them. Once they're frozen I put them in a baggie. Less messy to eat sliced up. But sometimes I just gnaw on the whole frozen thing like a caveman...with a freezer...and access to bananas.
I took on a new responsibility teaching a water aerobics class, and it kind of kicks my ass (not gonna lie.) While I realize the amount of potassium in a banana is kind of overrated*, according to this article, they're better for you post-workout than Gatorade.
*legumes, baked potatoes and leafy greens are better sources
12 hours of thrills and chills—another riveting performance by the voice of Vic, Gomez Pugh.
It got me to thinking about goals. It's a perennial discussion I have with my writing friends. My main quantifiable goal was to quit my day job. And after that, goals began feeling counterproductive. I've given up saying "I will write a novel in x-amount of months" because all that does is force a shitty, unpublishable novel out of me and make me miserable.
Some of my writing pals have certain monetary goals, or bestseller lists they want to hit. None of those goals lit me up. I clearly remember a cluster of us standing there in a parking lot earnestly describing what we wanted, and I blurted out, "My goal is to get my head on straight."
Hypnosis, meditation, therapy. Maybe some of it helps. I'm in a really good spot right now, that's freaking exciting.
As far as I can tell, what helped inspire me the most is to watch another author—Sean Platt—working hard and sharing his process without bragging about any milestones he's met. I don't know his typical wordcount (which undoubtedly smokes mine), I don't know how much money he makes (ditto), and we're not on the same charts so I don't need to watch him trouncing me. But I have a perception that he and the rest of his team are "successful" (there's a slippery definition, right?) and listening to him podcast about his daily writing discipline has inspired me to show up early, show up fully, and don't check my damn email or facebook until I'm happy I've got a fat chunk written the mojo's exhausted for the day. Once I slide out of creative-mind, it's gone for the day and I get sucked into admin, social media and correspondence.
What about you, what do you find motivational?