Today was my second full day wearing a pedometer. I’ve been working hard on my fitness the past couple of months, and figured a pedometer might motivate me to keep active. Yesterday I managed 8500 steps, without changing my routine at all – which I thought was pretty good, considering my Friday routine involves a good amount of time at my desk. But today’s total is better – 11990 steps so far (at 10pm). Again, didn’t try to get it up high – and was disappointed to find it didn’t click over as I rode the exercise bike this morning. I did have two spells in the garden, weeding, planting and watering, so this certainly boosted the total.
Writing-wise I’ve also had a busy day. I managed to write four new reviews – two picture books, one dictionary and a chapter book. These will be uploaded when I update Aussiereviews, hopefully in the next few days. I also have four other new reviews waiting to be uploaded. These were contributed by other reviewers.
What else? I managed to help Pemberthy Bear write a new blog post, did a little frog research, for a non fiction title I’m working on, and also wrote what I hope will become the start of a new children’s novel. A character started speaking to me this afternoon and I just had to jot down what he was saying. His name’s Roberto and he has attitude and ambition, a good combination for any main character. So far his story is just flowing, so I hope it’ll continue.
Have also read half a book today. I’m reading The Shadow Thief, by Alexandra Adornetto (what a wonderful name for an author). This is a clever, humorous fantasy, inspired by Peter Pan, but certainly not a clone of this title. Am looking forward to seeing how it concludes. I’m near the end now, having started it yesterday, and, if I can keep my eyes open, might get it finished by bedtime.
Speaking of bedtime, must go tuck some Murphlets in to bed.