Tagged: Maple

Posts From A Treadmill – The 20 minute blog post.

I haven’t blogged from the treadmill lately since I decided to move my workouts outside. However, today I’m back in the gym/fitness room because I started a running program in the last few days and it’s easier for me to follow the interval training on a treadmill. Supposedly, this 8 week, 3 days a week program will allow me to run 5km at the end of it. That’s not bad specially for someone like me who doesn’t run at all right now. (Unless of course something is chasing me).

I figure running serves a few purposes:

1- Cardio is super important for both for my health in the present but also when the impending zombie apocalypse comes in the near future.
2- Weight loss 🙂 I have to do cardio anyways so I might as well run.
3- It’s something I can’t do and I hate not being able to do something. I figure learning to run is something new and I like newness. I hope at the end of my program to take part in a 5km run and actually finish it. It’s not a lot, but for me who runs not at all right now, it’s a good thing. (I can run, but not well and not for very long. I’m really down and out on my aerobic lung capability… Even with quitting smoking… Oh and I look HORRIBLE when I run right now, but this is why I’m  working on that. I’ll get better.)

Also, the treadmill here is not working right, but I’m dealing with it…

Besides running or learning to do so, I’ve been focusing on my other business Idle Hands.ca. (Shameless plug. Haha plug, how fitting…) IdleHands is my home business where I sell masturbation toys / pleasure objects through online shopping and in home parties. It’s a pretty awesome job in itself as I get to make people happy. I’m expanding my product line and will be doing home parties n the Ottawa area in the fall. I think it’s going to be an interesting business year to say the least.

Writing wise, I’m still plugging away at Maple. She’s a great character and I think her first appearance in a story will not be her last one.  I’m sitting at 3700 right now and I’m pretty happy at my first attempt at a story genre other than horror. I’m hoping to have it done and submitted by the end of the month, I started it for an anthology and Maple just happened.  I’ll be doing more with her in the future so keep an eye out for more Maple.

What else…? Oh stand-up. No, not you, don’t get up from your seat… “You should be a stand up comedian”  is one is the most commonly mentioned phrases to me and yes, I want to do stand up. I’ve been jotting down the stories I think I would want to use for an upcoming open mic night somewhere, some future time. Who knows, I might be alright at it.  It they don’t laugh I prob will.  So I’m gonna do it… Or at least try to.

~ Do or do not… There is no try. ~  Yoda

…and that would be a twenty minute blog post.

MDG

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Pressurized Deadlines -or- Why I write better with no time at all.

With Canada Day come and gone, I’m back to the regular grind again. July 1st was an important day for about four other reasons as well, it was deadline day. For the past few months, I’ve had July 1st circled on my calendars because things were due to be submitted. I tried to get things done earlier, but every time I sat down at the computer, I struggled with what I had to do. Apparently, I love to procrastinate.

I had months to finish up the four stories I wanted to submit. I tried to get things done earlier, but it didn’t happen. Finally as the last week approaches, something in me switched on. I started to get things done. I didn’t have much choice as they were due in a few days…

The moment I realized the due date was approaching, I completed one story after the other. It was easy, I just sat down and wrote. In less than a week, I had four stories completed, pre-read, edited and submitted to their respective anthologies.

Now I wait.

What I want to know is why couldn’t I get them done a long time ago? Why did I have to wait ’til the last week to find it in me to do what I had to do? I understand that Facebook is a serious issue for me. *(I’ve been on it three times so far in during this blog post… lol!)

It’s not like I don’t have the ideas, my phone and my desktop are full of notes about stories I should write.
It’s not like I don’t have the time. Time, I seem to have too much of.
So why can’t I do anything??? ARGH!

(I do have to say, at least I got it done. I didn’t miss any deadlines, but this isn’t a productive way to work.)

I’ve made calendars and lists, so yes, I am working on managing my time better. I wonder when this all started… I don’t think I had this problem before. I used to manage a department store. Did I have issues with time management then? I don’t think so, I would’ve been talked to about it. Maybe I need an assistant manager. Like a secretary or something to help keep me on track, or at least completing things much more quickly.

I’ve done well today, my plan is to work on the story I started over my holidays. “This only happens in the movies” is the working title and it’s a horror story. I also am working on another story this week, not horror though. More of a comedy/action with a wicked character named Maple. I have her planned out to be a recurring character, but my procrastination has so far kept her as just an idea. She’s made it onto the paper, but then I just stopped writing. Feedback on this storyline is awesome so far.

It’s in my plans to only work on those two stories this week. I hope to have them finished by Friday. I’ve also slacked off on my reviews and interviews, so I’ll be reading two books this week and attempting to do one author interview.

Maybe cause I wrote about it here, it will happen.

It’s my magic blog.

(I’ll keep you posted…)

~MDG~