Spent my Valentine’s Day brushing off my photography skills. I am a bit rusty and unfortunately no longer have a decent camera for this type of photo-shoot. It’s been many years since I’ve even touched anything photography-y. (I think that’s a word- ish.) Anywho!
Currently my cover artist is putting together the cover for my urban fantasy “Darkness Looms”. I wasn’t overly happy with the stock art he was using for the image. The idea in my head is quite specific.
He tried several different things and I just wasn’t happy. So I thought, “Why don’t I just take some of my own pictures?” I asked my niece if she would like to be my model for the day and she was all on board.
So I spent my Sunday taking pictures of the different poses with different props. It’s hard to say if my cover guy will be able to use any of them. But fingers crossed!
On the writing front, I have been struggling to get back in the chair. I have gone through some of my notes in my “bible” for The Young Chronicles, but nothing seems to be shaking the motivation tree. But now that it’s mid-February I have to start looking at the cold hard stark reality of where I am.
Where is that? It’s simple, if I don’t start getting my daily words in I will not complete the projected five novels that I planned to write this year. It’s buckle down and knuckle down time. I’m not sure how I am going to do that just yet. I may have to be a brunt force situation, possibly shut off all internet access, have my phone taken away, gaming site passwords changed. Yup, I’m a teenager that doesn’t want to do her homework.
I guess I need to be grounded.
I’ve been slowly getting back to moving about. It’s been slow but I’ve managed to string several days in a row before my body says it needs a break. (I honestly think it just doesn’t want to do the work.)
That brings me to another major goal I have, I would love to do the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage. This is at minimum 100km trek. I can’t do 100meters right now. So I need to start getting my body ready for this. I have a few years; I would like to do it in my 50th year. No I will not tell you my exact age, but let’s just say I’m closer to 50 than I am 40.
I need to knuckle down for this as well, not just so I can live out this bucket list item, but because I need to take my health more seriously or I won’t make it to my 50th.
So on that note... I have a great deal of work to get done so that’s it for today.
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