Sunday Morning Weigh-In: Contest Is Coming To an End

Well, this is my last self weigh-in before the BIG weigh-in (Friday) for my company’s “Biggest Loser” contest.

And actually, I’m doing okay!

I probably only lost 5-6 pounds total for the work contest (which puts me in dead last among the women!), but I’ve lost 12 pounds since Christmas! So I’m really happy about that. I finally fit back into my regular clothes comfortably. (**Deep sigh of relief.**)

So no crazy juice fasts or anything for me (and no big-bucks winnings!), but I feel like I’ve made some progress.

And even though the Biggest Loser competition ends Friday, I really have to keep going. I’ll set another 10-pound goal and go from there.

Good habits I’ve adopted that I have to keep going: Continue reading

Happy Father’s Day!

My (now-almost-16-year-old) daughter found this picture in one of our photo boxes a little while ago, of her and her dad, and put it on her Facebook page entitled “Learning to make cakes.”

I just love her expression in this photo. It says it all, to me — how much all the kids adore their dad, and always have.

Happy Father’s Day, babe!

I Think This Book Just Changed My Life

… my writing life, anyway.

It’s this:

Blake Snyder’s Save the Cat.

A fellow Golden Heart finalist recommended it in one of our loops, saying she always had trouble with plotting, and this was the first book on plotting she could actually wrap her head around.

Since I have a sadly similar affliction (and am currently stuck on my current manuscript’s midpoint), I thought I’d give it a shot.

And WOW. Oh wow. …

I get this now.

I’d learned similar things in other classes — midpoints and turning points and writing in acts and whatnot — but Blake Snyder really spells it all out here with points in between those points. That’s what I needed! I needed to know how to get from Point A to Point B, where the subplot fits in, where you solve some of the “little problems” you brought up in Act I, how to make the midpoint different, etc., and he spells all this out and more. Yee-haw!

I devoured the whole book last night, and tonight I’m on my way to buy my whiteboard.

Ready to plot with some confidence!



‘The Great Gatsby’ Movie Coming Out …

All right, I’m pretty excited about this. …

The settings look beautiful; Leo is a surprisingly suitable Gatsby; Daisy looks perfect; and the soundtrack is sublime. … It seems Baz Luhrmann (Romeo and Juliet, Moulin Rouge) really captures the opulence and gorgeousness of this time, mixed in with the horror of the gluttony. That fine line is something the 1970s movie didn’t capture at all.

Now I can’t wait for Christmas! (**Giddy dancing**)

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