Thursday, January 19, 2017

Final editing of My Not So Normal Life 1

It is 7:05 a.m. I am exhausted. For the last few days I don't feel like I have stopped moving. Adding into my schedule of work, exercise, and enough sleep to get by I have been going over My Not So Normal Life: Spy Recruit over the phone with my editor. Finding time isn't easy when you consider I only have evenings. And the fact that I am getting over a bad cold doesn't help matters either.
Some may ask if this is worth it. They might encourage me to quit. Take my evenings and just relax and watch tv. That's not an option. Writing is a part of me. And I want to share who I am with the world. I could slap some words together and publish (something I did in my youth) but that'd be a disservice to my writing. No one can write something perfextly on the first try. Through revisions to story becomes better. I have worked on My Not So Normal Life for half of my life. I'll gladly give up my precious free time to work on making my book the best it could possibly be.
If only I could take naps at work.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

2017 Resolutions

In January 2015, I created a list of resolutions for the first time in my life. I had never been one in the past to make silly resolutions that got broken by January 10th. But that year, I had been inspired by David to set forth some goals. I had two on the list: Get a new job and lose weight. By June of 2015 I had started a new job and by September 2015 I had lost 20 pounds. 2016 I did not make any solid resolutions (I think my only real goal last year was to acclimate to turning 30). So this year I decided to take a page out of 2015's book and write down what I want to accomplish this year.

1. Lose weight (through diet and exercise I want to lose one pound a week). I will track my progress periodically to let you know if this goal is going according to plan. 

2. Read 50 books. I have already read one book "More Than This" by Jay McLean. This is not that much of lofty goal on it's own, but does get to be slightly daunting when you take into consideration #3 and #4. 

3. Publish "My Not So Normal Life" 

4. Complete revisions on "My Not So Normal Life 2" and get it ready for publication. 

5. Get passport renewed (this *should* be an easy goal but you never know)

Side note: I really wish that for every book I read I lost a pound of fat. 

Wish me luck!

-Liz Laz

Three Years Ago Today

Three years ago I went on my first date with David. It was a very low key affair, a dinner and movie double date at my best friend's house. 2014 had been gearing up to be a bad year. I was in a crappy job that gave me little time to write and left me continuously exhausted. I had lost my grandmother (my childhood hero) a month earlier and my last remaining grandparent, my grandpa was in Intensive Care taking it one day at a time. I worried that I would have to cancel my date with David since my grandpa had been in such poor health.

Luckily, I didn't have to cancel and I don't think my date with David could have gone better. I am so glad that David and I were brought together. I cannot imagine my life without him.