I had meant to get better about blogging, but apparently I let a month go by without blogging here. I guess I have too much going on. Let’s see what I’ve got going on:
- A Sour Chord — the book’s finally completely and 100% done. The graphic designer sent me the contract this morning and I’ve signed it and sent it back to him. I should have a fully designed cover in a few weeks, so I can publish the book and sell handfuls of copies!
- These Are My Stories — while waiting for the book to be finished, I set up a creative outlet for myself to keep writing. It’s not live yet, but I’m writing short stories that are true about my life. I realized while on a business trip recently that a lot of the stories I tell — that are completely true — sound like they’re made up. So I figured why not put them on a site somewhere. So I’m doing that. I’ve written two so far, and have recorded spoken word versions of them, so you can hear me tell the story, which I thought was a nice touch. Once I write a few more, I’ll publish that site.
- Taxes — I finally did my taxes and owe the IRS a whole bunch of money. I need to get better about paying quarterly taxes this year. I owe more in taxes than some people made last year. I guess I really can’t complain, I’ve been very lucky that this whole “website” ordeal’s worked out so well for me.
- Exercising — I’ve been on the bike for 45 minutes every day for the past 3 weeks. I haven’t lost a lot of weight yet (5 pounds, give or take), but I have lost 1.5% of my body fat according to my fancy scale. I’m happier with losing the body fat than the weight, so I’ll take it. I’ve decided I’m taking today off, though. My knees have been bothering me lately. I think the combination of standing at my desk all day and then doing the bike is a bit much. So I’m sitting down today and not doing the bike.
I think that’s all that’s been going on in the life of me. I’m a pretty boring person, as you know, so I’m sorry if you’re unexcited about this.