Been a while since I posted. Sorry. Or not. What can I say? Life’s been fun, and busy.
It’s also been a while since I updated my writing progress for the year. Wait for it.
Anyway, this past weekend was full of fun. On Saturday, three buddies from work and I went up to Lake Mission Viejo, about an hour and a half north of San Diego, and checked into the Courtyard Marriott. Then Sunday morning, we swam/biked/ran the OC Triathlon. Olympic Length, this one was: 1,500m swim, 40k bike, then 10k run.
It hurt. It was awesome.
It sucked. It was fun.
I crossed the finish line intact. As I knew I would.
I can’t say I’m terribly proud of my time, though. I’ve run a lot of 10ks in the past, but I have never EVER taken longer than an hour to complete one. Hell, I’ve never taken longer than about 55 min. But this one? 1:02. 62 minutes! Holy cow, that’s a sucky time. But in my defense, there were two monster – and I mean MONSTER – hills in the middle of the run, and they totally destroyed me.
And then there was the swim. At one point, I got the bright idea to switch to backstroke for a little while. Back when I was on Swim Team, backstroke was my fastest stroke, so I figured what the hell? Well, I quickly lost my bearings, and when I turned back over I had veered probably 200 yards off course, so I had to swim a whole lot longer than I should have.
But that doesn’t matter. What matters is we finished it successfully. And then celebrated in an appropriate manner.
It was, in all, very fun, if painful. The next one (in about a month) will be better (and faster).
Yeah, yeah. I know. What about the writing?
Weeks 18 and 19 I wrote nothing. Zip. Zero. Nada. Week 20 (last week), I wrote…wait for it….1,568 words. Pretty bad, right? I guess. But I wasn’t really stressing about it; had other things on my mind. And besides, those 1,568 words are the start of Glimmer Vale‘s sequel. That’s pretty awesome, right there. As you may (or may not) recall, one of the goals for this year was to write two sequels to said book. I figured it was about time I got rolling.
So that’s what I’m up to now.
I can hear the questions now. What about the sequel to Masters? It’s still there. I still have about 10k words written on it. But frankly I feel like it needs to percolate a bit more. So I’m shifting over to the Glimmer Vale Chronicles.
So that’s what I’ve been up to. I’m going to sign off now, and do a little more actual writing.