Pretty Views and Good News

Summer is going along swimmingly. Okay, yeah, I guess I deserved the groans – puns are often under-appreciated.

lakesideThis week I got to spend a day at a gorgeous state park on the shores of a lake. Being out in nature inspires me. The view of the mountains in the distance, sitting on the sandy beach, looking at the rocky shore further east and smelling the pine trees behind me. Divine!

My main project for the week was to finish, edit, polish, and send in a guest blog post that was due on Friday. I’m pleased with how it came out (I’ll post a link once it’s published). I was writing for one of my favorite websites, and when I e-mailed my article, I asked that they keep me in mind if they ever need a regular writer. She responded the next day and offered me a monthly slot for 2015! I’m so excited by this very good news! I’m already planning topics to write about. Sweeeeeet!

We haven’t done any editing on our novel lately. I’ve been editing, but it’s for a friend’s book. Luckily it’s kept me captivated, as the story is terrific.

Blogging and guest blogging are both going well. I’ll be away for a few days this coming week, so today I’m writing some posts ahead of time and scheduling them, so I can keep my momentum. That’s something I planned to do when I went on vacation a few weeks ago, but I ran out of time. It looks like I’ll be able to stay on track this time, though.

I finished reading Blog to Win Business: How to Enchant Readers and Woo Customers by Henneke Duistermaat. I found lots of useful tips and techniques that I’ve already started to implement. I’ve started Rock Your Plot by Cathy Yardley, and I hope to do some brainstorming about my next novel while I’m away this week.

Yoga is still going really well, as is my healthy eating plan. I’m getting outdoors regularly, and enjoying the summer rather than pushing myself to work all the time. My spiritual practices are flourishing. I’m so thankful.

I guess that’s all I have to report. I’ll be back again next Sunday with more updates. Have a wonderful week of creativity!

 

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2 Responses to Pretty Views and Good News

  1. Great pic! I love the beach – the sand, the sun, the sunburned idiots doing their tribal war dance of trying to smooth lotion on themselves without actually touching their skin …. Ahh, summer!

    It looks like you’re doing rather well with your goals this round. Congratulations! And a big congrats on your blogging slot next year! That’s just great!

  2. Congratulations on the blog spot! That’s an incredible opportunity. Best of luck with that and all the great topics you can approach with it.

    Seems like you’ve got a good, productive pace going on for the round so far, which is awesome. Keep it up!

    (I could use a trip to the beach myself. Siiigh.)

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