Tuesday, February 21, 2012


Cats in the big tree
I've been working a lot on my latest book and putting in a lot of hours on it and I am thrilled to say that the Kindle version is DONE!  Finished!  Finito!  It's been uploaded and should go live on the Amazon.com website within the next 24 hours!  YAY!  This is, in my opinion, the best book I've written so far and I should add that, even though I've only published two books so far (this will be the third) I've written over a dozen books over the years but I've never been as happy with any of them as I am with this one.  I already have plans for at least two sequels to this book.  I just hope that you won't take my haphazard writing and typos on this blog for the level of work I put out in this new book.  I spent a lot of time rereading and editing it and I am really happy with it.  I'll post a link as soon as it goes live.

I have also completed formatting of the text for paperback but I still have to finish the cover before I can send it to the printer and prep it for public circulation.  I'm so stoked!

Weight: 236.5 (with only a 1/2 lb loss I'm not posting it to the thread but I'm going to work a lot harder this week to start getting back out of the 230's.  I've done it once, I can do it again!  Here are some pictures from the weekend.

Kody with his statue and mug likenesses

140 oz of water
2 cup of coffee w/creamer
1 granola bar
2 cups of popcorn
6 oz oven roasted pork loin
2 cups diced baked potato pieces
Daily Caloric Intake: 935

Yoga: 30 minutes
Jogging: 300 ft x 2 (jogged to the park and back, approx. length of a football field)
Basketball: 45 minutes


  1. Congratulations on finishing the book. It has to be a real feeling of accomplishment. I will be anxious for the link. Each new decade in the weight loss battle is a great achievement and I hope you get there soon.

  2. I love the little kitty statue!!

  3. Thank you both! Finishing this book definitely felt better than anything I've written so far. Once the idea bloomed in my head it nagged at me endlessly like it was a living thing inside my head waiting for me to give it somewhere else to live. It was the only thing I could think about whether I was exercising, taking a bath, or even watching TV I was always having these pseudo conversations between characters in my head which would push me to sit down and write just to get them out.

    Of course now that the first one is done the sequel is starting to do the same thing. I may very well become a slave to these novels.

    Kim Harrison, my favorite author of all-time expressed a similar experience with her Hollows series. There are ten books in it now, I think, and she just keeps writing because the characters have developed so much that they're like commanding her to keep writing about them. lol

    They say all writers are a little bit crazy - I guess that could be what they mean.