Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Writers and Exercise

One of the problems I have as a writer is that my job includes very little movement - I have the skinny fingers (from typing), but the rest of me is - well not so skinny.

I joined WeightWatchers two years ago and lost 60 pounds; but after I quit, I gained back 15. Needless to say, I'm back on the wagon. Started WeightWatchers again last week!

The other thing I did, by accident, to help my sedentary life situation was to get a dog. I actually went to the shelter to get a cat, but the shelter had just received eight puppies that were ready to be adopted. So I ended up adopting a puppy instead.

Her name is Oreo. She's half Shihtzu and half Jack Russell, and what a bundle of joy! And energetic! Even with her short little legs, she can move. I think I'll get some exercise now! So long sedentary life.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Short Story Contest

Good Housekeeping is offering a chance to win $3,000 and publication in May issue! Short Story contest - no more than 3,500 words.

Deadline is September 1 - so don't wait. Enter that story you have tucked away in your desk, NOW!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

A new subject to write about . . .

After many years of having only cats in the house, I finally broke down and got a dog. She's half Shihtzu and half Jack Russell. Her name is Oreo, and she's two months old.

I went to the Tulsa Humane Society to get a cat, but they had just gotten in these adorable pups. I just couldn't resist. So now, I'm potty training, crate training, and pretty much exhausted, but loving it.

Today, we went for our first walk in the park. We walked .13 miles in 14 minutes! Not much exercise, but it was so much fun!

Now that I have a dog, I have a whole new topic to write about!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Y'Barbo teaching at WIN-ACFW in August

If you keep saying that you're going to write a book, then you must attend  WIN-ACFW this month! Kathleen Y'Barbo Turner will be teaching on the subject "Finish the Book! A Procrastinator's Guide to Getting to The End and Hitting Send" on Saturday, Aug. 6, at Fellowship Lutheran Church. Directions and details are on the WIN website.

Y'Barbo is an award-winning author of more than 40 books.