There have been strange and unusual sightings at our house this week. Indy and Bogey are amazed.
"You mean this thing is for something other than a place to toss junk?"
Indy couldn't resist showing his surprise, and giving me the raspberries to boot.
Yes, yours truly is back on the treadmill, and I don't mean that figuratively, although my "figure" is why I'm back on the treadmill. Christmas cookies, appetizers, and treats have taken their toll. It's time to get up and get moving, so I won't need to ask for Christmas clothes in a larger size, please. I'm feeling good about walking for the past three evenings, but how long will it last? My goal is every day. The reality will be...well, time will tell, but for now, I'm energized and motivated.
Part of my new found energy relates to getting some good writing news. My contract for a story scheduled to appear in "Chicken Soup for the Soul: Messages from Heaven", has turned into approval of edits. The book's release date is February, 2012, so unless I get a last-minute letdown (always a possibility), looks like I'm in!
News also arrived that the ByLines 2012 writer's calendar will include one of my stories. I can't wait to see the calendar in its final form. They haven't given me a date certain for publication, but hopefully all will go through as promised.
And, yippity-do-da! This week I received a contract for another Chicken Soup story to appear in "I Can't Believe My Cat Did That!" Of course, I won't know for sure until July or August whether it will make the final cut since publication won't be until September, 2012. (Note to anyone who, like me, also submitted a story for "I Can't Believe My Dog Did That"...the dog stories are still being read. Notification should go out around the first of the year, per the CS editor) My cat story was inspired by Bogey. As all of you know, he certainly gives me plenty to write about!
As I sign off and head for the treadmill, let me leave you with this panic-inducing thought...only 11 more days until Christmas!