Midweek #ROW80 Check-In

The week has been going well on the writing front so far.  I finished my big pivotal scene.  It’s going to need some careful revisions to really have the impact it needs, but it’s done.  And I got the scene after that knocked out last night.  On deck today, The Black Moment, wherein the hero is an idiot.  I’ve hit a nice little stride with this book at the moment, which will no doubt get derailed again in a few scenes when I get to the love scene because those are always super hard for me.   But I’ll enjoy the easier scenes while I’ve got ’em.

On the Operation GIT front, things are going okay.  My weight is holding steady, which, given all the hormonal eating and consumption of ALL THE CARBS, makes me happy.  I’m currently on hubby’s poo list for eating 2/3rds of the batch of peanut butter blondies I made this past weekend.  I blame DST.  Am tired.  Want sugar.

Also on the GIT front, I’d been prowling around looking for another workout DVD in the vein of the Spartacus Workout, when it occurred to me that I should get back to yoga.  New U Yoga and Pilates for Wii has a bunch of different programs you can do–including one for strengthening your back, which is a priority for me right now.  So I started that this morning.  Oh dear God.  SO TIGHT.  Those sun salutations were painful.  I should probably add JUST those to my daily routine to loosen everything up.  So definitely going to add that program into my rotation.  I think I’m pretty pleased with this set up.  Total Body Blitz on Mondays, Yoga on Wednesdays, Triple Set Scorcher on Fridays, and a combo of HIIT on the stationary bike and weighted hula hooping on Tuesdays and Thursdays while indulging in TV.

I’ve been doing a lot of starting and stopping of books lately.  Largely in audio, as my actual reading time has been somewhat curtailed (since I’m watching TV on my biking days, I don’t get a whole lot read except when I’m waiting in line).  I already talked a bit about this, discussing what makes you quit an otherwise good book.  To that list, I can now add making the mistake of reading the blurbs for all the rest of the books in the series.  Because, hello, SPOILERS.  I just stopped reading Lauren Oliver’s Delirium because I did that.  Bad me.  But I found out that the guy that I’m rooting for isn’t going to make it (dunno if it’s by choice or death), and frankly, the romance reader in me doesn’t want to be dicked around, and I don’t want to invest myself further in their relationship.  So then I tried Rapture, the latest in J. R. Ward’s fallen angels series.  I couldn’t stand the narrator.  Audible has this really awesome policy that if you don’t like an audiobook for some reason, you can return it for a credit.  I’ve only ever done it once before, but I did it for this.  I haven’t picked a new book yet.  So now, per Susan’s rec, I’m starting the In Death series in audio from the library.  I’ve read probably half a dozen of these, largely out of order, but I’ve always wanted to go back and really analyze how la Nora puts together Eve and Roarke’s relationship.  Because, to follow the SAME COUPLE for 30 odd books is just mind boggling.

I’m splitting my actual reading time between Lindsey Buroker’s The Emperor’s Edge (as I’ve finished her available Flash Gold Chronicles and want MOAR)–which is FREE as a nice lead in to the rest of the series, in case you were wondering–there are 5 of them so far–and just starting Chris Howard’s Seaborn trilogy.

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3 comments

  1. The narrator on an audible book makes all the difference! My sister who does all her ‘reading’ now on audible due to sight loss has had old favourites completly ruined by the voice:( it’s great when scenes can be got down like that – keep the roll arolling:) all the best for coming week

  2. I have TOTALLY made the mistake of reading series spoilers and finding out that my favorite characters/relationships don’t work out, and it really kills the book. One of these days I will learn not to do that… maybe. 😉

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