My day got off to a marvelous beginning!
  • I got to do a normal, full workout.  My back is pretty well back to normal (if a little bit stiff).  I should be back to my normal running routine on Monday!  I could do it over the weekend, but...well, it's not cool enough to do that yet here in Mississippi unless you're up early, and I hold moral objections to getting up early on the weekend.
  • I remembered that it was unit test week (I teach upper level psychology classes online), which meant I had no weekly discussion questions to grade!  Two hours FREE!
  • My boss is out of the office, which, given she is often a very stress inducing person, is also much cause for celebration.  I got to work in glorious quiet.
  • Perhaps the biggest yay of the day is that I read through Act 3 of my current book and actually liked it.  I have been struggling with what I like to refer to as The Dreaded Valley of the Shadow of the Middle, mired up to my eyeballs in it for three months.  And I've generally felt like I was doing something wrong with the plot that was going to lead to massive rewrites during the revision pass.  Buuuuut, maybe not.  It's always nice to go back and be pleasantly surprised by prose you didn't think was that good.

All in all, a pretty fabulous Friday!

09/29/2012 9:36am

I'm glad you had a good day! I've done that same thing with my WIP. You think it's not that great because you struggled with it. Then you go back and read it and realize it's actually good! I'm glad you're doing so well with your book. I can't wait to read it!

09/29/2012 5:23pm

Sounds great! I like this idea a lot. I try to stay positive throughout the day and count my blessings, but I think writing/recording them has even more of an impact.


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