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Writing Update: Bad News/Good News

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I was reading through some reviews on my books – which I tend to do when I feel blocked or like I suck – and looking at the reviews on Go Away Girls: The Mirror, I decided to check and see where I left off with the novel I’m working on in that same universe. I plug in the flash drive, I double click the file and get a happy little message that the file is corrupted and can’t be repaired. I check my Google Drive? No backup. I had backups of every story BUT that one.

Then I think “Well, that’s fine. I’ll just get the notebook I wrote it in. I’m sure there’s a printed copy in there.” I spent the next 20 minutes tearing through things to locate it thinking I’d lost that too.

But the good news is, I did find it. I’m glad the worst thing about all that drama is the fact I have to retype the whole thing. Not a big deal at all. I have lost stories before (mostly because I’d trusted someone to give me the damn disk back and of course they lost it) and it’s devastating.

I’ll be adding that book into my rotation.

Right now, Emma’s story is up to 6375 words and I see plenty of potential in it now that I’ve spent the weekend editing it. I did consider scrapping the project thinking it would just going to be too short but I changed my mind.

That’s all I have to report for this week!

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Today’s Run: Another race in the books!

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Today I did two complete 15-minute intervals and felt completely ok to keep going. I think the practice is paying off! Not only that:

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I completed Yes.Fit’s The Raven race! It took over a month but I did it! Another medal for the rack. I should take a picture of that soon but I have a couple more virtual races to finish and hang the medals for those. I’d like a wall full of bling!

Every time I finish a run, I remember when I would joke that I would only run if something was chasing me only to take up running with an app that tells a story about things chasing me.

I’m just happy my knees cooperated today!

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Today’s Run? Not so much…

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It’s not that I wasn’t feeling today, but right when I started to get into a groove, my knee decided that it wasn’t going to be a run day but more of a “power limp” day. Good thing I’d planned to do a short workout today anyway…

It’s hard not to feel like a complete failure but I absolutely know it’s not weakness, it’s hormones. Your period can affect how your joints feel. Where normally I’d be fine, all of a sudden my knees are made of ground glass and I can’t run as long as usual.

But I’m not going to take a day off. I’ll just try again tomorrow.

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Lenni Reviews: “Submit” by Bailey Bradford

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*This book was sent to me in exchange for an honest review and is rated 18+

Larry keeps his desires as a sub in the BDSM community strictly separate from the rest of his life. But when he meets Bo, Larry finds himself tempted to have more than scenes with this charismatic, dom. But a life ridden with betrayal keeps Larry from taking that risky leap.

Let me sum this up: They meet, they have a scene, they talk about their issues, then they’re fine. I honestly expected more given the premise but even with it being so short, the blew by so fast, I didn’t feel any tension or suspense. I respect the depiction of BDSM in this book, though. 3 out of 5.

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Today’s Run? Two Intervals Down…

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In my continuing efforts to complete week 10 of c210k, I have completed another run of two 15 minute intervals without feeling like I’m going to die. And this is day 2 of me attempting to run every day for a week and see if I get an achievement.

Because I’m an achievement hog… No shame here.

Also, with this run, I’m only one episode away from finishing season 2 of Castlevania! Yay!

I use my treadmill time to catch up on TV. If I could write on the treadmill, I’d finish a book a week.

The next run will have to be a little longer because I have some virtual races to complete. I should also be doing at least two longer runs every week if I’m ever going to get to the 10k mark.

Tomorrow is another day!

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Running Update: Wait, it does that?!

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Since I am a huge fucking geek, I am on a bunch of Zombies Run! fan pages and groups. It is through these that I learned that there is a 365 days in a row achievement!

I didn’t know this was a thing! I want that thing…

So, does this mean I’ve taken up a 365-day challenge?

Much like the 5k and 10k training, you don’t do this by being insane. I think I’ll start with a 7-day challenge and go from there. Meaning I’ll start today.

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You’ll notice my pace is much slower than normal but today was my first run with the chases turned on. If you aren’t familiar with this app, chases are when the app tells you to run faster to avoid zombies and if you don’t go fast enough, you lose some of the supplies you’ve gathered. I’ve been curious about those for a while and decided to give them a try.

And nothing happened. So, I ended up powerwalking while expecting to put on a burst of speed.

I tweaked some settings for tomorrow’s run so we’ll see how chases work then.

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Writing Update? Other Priorities.

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Not gonna lie, not much writing got done this week. After selling out my shop TWICE, I had to shift gears and put my effort where the sure money is coming in. And that’s my shop.

Can you blame me? I got a mortgage to pay and right now my needlework is selling much faster than my books. Perhaps that will change and I’ll have to switch focus again but for now, that’s how it is.

Now, this does not mean I’ve stopped writing. Muse does as muse do and I make sure to get my words in before I forget them. I haven’t given up on Emma’s story or any of my other projects.

As the shop fills back up again, more writing will happen. I have so much yarn to use up, filling it won’t take long. So, don’t despair! More stories will happen.

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New Items For Sale!

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All these crochet washcloths will be up in the shop very soon!

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Sold Out! Again…

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My newest creation is gone but I am hard at work on more items! Not sure if anything will be ready in time for the holidays but I shall try!

All this is doing wonders for my stash-busting, let me tell you… I’ve always had too much yarn so don’t worry; plenty more items will be coming. And not just scarves, either.
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I’m not selling the box as a lot. I’ll be posting these as individual listings on That Sinking Ship over the next few days.

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