Since we're starting a new year (Hello 2021!), I thought talking about beginnings would be a great topic for my January post.
I started writing a new book shortly before Christmas. Or tried to. I knew where the story needed to begin, I just couldn't get the how and where right. I tried the heroine's point of view, then the hero's, and then went back to hers since it's her story. Nothing stuck. I wrote four to five pages, discarded them, and tried again. Finally, finally, I hit on what needed to happen in a way that a reader would find interesting. Or at least I hope so.
That beginning seemed to parallel with some aspects of my life. I've always worked out and enjoy lifting weights. I also walk around 5 miles per day. The one area I lack - and don't enjoy - is intermittent cardio. Or Tabata. Which is how you burn calories.
And as a general rule, I eat healthy. Except this year, with being housebound, I let the healthy eating slide. Not completely, but enough that over the course of 2020, I gained 10 pounds. Yes, I baked bread and cakes and pies. I ate more pizza than I should have. And now, I'm once again starting over.
I signed up for a workout course with nutrition guidelines that starts Jan 1. I've worked with this coach before and she's amazing. She'll get me back where I need to be.
I just picked up groceries with all the healthy food. It's a lot of cooking. But I've done it before, and I can do it again. No resolution here. Just doing.
As we roll into 2021 and the vaccines continue, I hope by mid-year we can get back to some semblance of normalcy. Me, I'll continue to write and mask up and isolate for as long as necessary.
What about you? Is there anything you're doing differently in 2021?
Oh, and before I go, I have a new release out this month. The Widow's Bodyguard. Check it out.