Monthly Archives: January 2010

Fill Your Reader Blog Tour…

I’m pleased as punch to be involved in a blog tour giving away SCADS of great e-book goodness, in addition to promoting some great authors.

As part of that blog tour, you should have arrived here from Madison Scott’s blog, but if you didn’t start with Paige Tyler’s page to be entered for a chance to win all the prizes!

Comment here today and I’ll pick use ye olde random number generator to pick the winner of any book from my backlist, in addition to entering you in the humungo prize package!

Part of the joy is the “mandatory” (ahem) posting of pics…so here you go!!

Lifestyle Changes and all that jazz…

On Feb 5, it will mark a year since I last had a cigar, and let me tell you, it’s been one of the hardest years of my life. Not because of the nicotine and such, but because I had to relearn how to do everything without a smoke in my hand, purse, pocket or truck.

Because of that, I let my writing go for most of the year, but I *really* think I’m over that hump as well, since I wrote over 800 words yesterday and am well on my way to that today.

My other area of focus is a familiar one, and that’s weight. I gained a few pounds when I quit smoking (damned metabolism), so this year I’d like to make exercise a part of everyday life. As a goal, I’d love to lose 10% of my body weight over the course of the next 12 months, but more than anything, I want to continue this good, healthy feeling & vibe I’ve gained by quitting smoking.

So no, no resolutions, per se, this year, but rather goals to continue moving forward, rather than taking a step back…

Happy New Year!

Greetings, salutations and happy 2010!  Here at Casa Schaefer we’ve been chilling for the most part, watching football and such.  I also WROTE yesterday…700 words worth, which I fully intend to continue (and hopefully match) tonight.

It felt fabulous to finally put fingers to keyboard again, and I’m excited about the story I’m noodling with.  It’s something totally new, so I get to have fun with research as well *g*.

I figured since I hadn’t written squat on my existing stuff, and wasn’t overly inspired to, getting my creative juices re-started seemed to be the most imperative.  Plus, I’d been noodling with this idea since the summer, picking at research and such, so it seemed like the most productive plan. 

I’ll be posting a writing update at least once a week, as well as lifestyle stuff.  More on that later in the week…

Hope everyone had a great New Year (with no need for bail)!