Friday, March 4, 2011

Back to Writing

Random travel picture:  We're in the Ice Bar, Stockholm, Sweden. 
 Really, it is completely made of ice. . . and cold!.

OK.  Seriously, on the recent Cape Horn cruise in addition to the book signings and having fun, I got a lot done on the sequel to Currents Deep and Deadly.  The working title of the second novel is Currents of Vengeance.  It finds Darcy, Mick and friends back on the Sea Nymph with a GAO review of crimes on cruise ships.  As with the first book, lots of twists and turns and people and things not quite as they seem.

I'm grateful to the folks who are giving me generous feedback on Currents.  That really inspires me to keep writing.  After talking with passengers on the cruise about their own late-in-life endeavors, I am realizing how important it is to get inspired.  Whether it is the urge to start a business, pursue artistic desires, or just to make important life changes, it is the stuff of fulfillment and nothing is more important in our short lives.

If we have difficulty changing habits that undermine our health and fitness, one way to think and FEEL about it is this, "This is my important number one job in life:  To live long and keep this body--my temple--as viable as possible for as long as possible."  Try saying it out loud, like a prayer or a mantra.  Then, look around for a healthy snack and a simple way to move your body more than you did yesterday.  Maybe run up and down your stairs 10 times.

There aren't many things we can control in this world . . . but this is one of them!!!


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