It’s pretty wet right now. It’s not cold, but it’s nice to get a break from the unusual January weather. But if you know anything about Georgia, you know how erratic the weather can be. Now would be a good time for hot apple cider. Anyway…
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you about my excursion to LA Fitness. My wife, sister-in-law, and I went this week to look at gyms nearby. We all have a goal of losing weight. (What else is new?) I had my reservations because 1) We were part of a gym years ago and we did not enjoy the experience; and 2) a place like that is marketed toward a younger crowd, and we, by no means, are.
Regardless, we toured the facility. They had some good points. The facility itself is close by, which makes it convenient for me because I work some crazy schedules. The machines are organized by muscle groups to work out. And they are well-maintained, as far as I can tell. They have a racquetball court and basketball court—neither of which I’ll be using. They have a pool that isn’t deep. They offer classes for all fitness levels. And most importantly, they offer childcare. Definite plus. We’re still looking into costs and other gyms nearby, but so far this looks like the place.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you about the week I had with my car. I was in an accident a couple of weeks ago. I got the car back on Monday. I was told that the car needed a battery soon. I thought, “Okay. I’ll get it done on this next paycheck.” Then, it started acting funny. Like it didn’t want to start. I was nervous because I only have one car, and I use it for just about everything. Fortunately, we worked out a plan to get it done Friday.
And if that wasn’t enough, I had to get my emissions and tags done this week. This couldn’t wait because my birthday is this coming Monday. And I’m working that day. And the tag office closest to me is closed on Monday. So, money was tight. But everything worked out. Thank goodness.
If we were having coffee, while we’re on the subject of working out, I’d tell you about my current WIP. Last week, I started a story but by the weekend, I decided it needed a fresh start. So I rewrote it this week and I have to say I’m more satisfied. Now to type it out on my laptop. I promised one of my critique partners a copy.
Now that I’m talking about these stories, it has me thinking about what to do with them. I don’t have a lot, but they’re just sitting in my flash drive with nowhere to go. I think if I wrote in different genres like horror or fantasy, I might be more inclined to enter these contests.
There are also writing sites where I can post them, but I wonder if it’s worth it. (I wrote a post about writing websites last week.) Bottom line is that I’m too chicken to post because I fear rejection. But many writers say rejection is part of the writing process. And, to borrow from Bradbury, I’m bound to have one good story in me. So I need to put myself out there, and welcome rejection. It’s part of the maturation process of a writer.
That is all I have for today. If you want a copy of my latest story, drop me a line. I’ll be as quick as I can to send it you. Until next time, take care and God bless.