New Year's Resolution tracking:
Writing progress: continued working on my first chapter...not a huge word count yet but it's coming along
Weight progress: uh oh...I knew this day would come... .2 in the WRONG direction today. but easily fixed....must behave today....wait...birthday cake...hmmm...dilemma
Reading progress: I'm a sloth. Seriously. I've been reading a few pages every night but I'm still on the same book. I'm loving the material but just not enough time in the day for everything.
I told myself I was taking a blogging break today but I just couldn't help it. I always have these terrific ideas as I get dressed in the morning...wonderful thoughtful posts on great subjects but somewhere between my bedroom and the computer little fairies come and steal these ideas straight from my head. It's always the same...I get excited...turn the computer on and then stare at it wondering what I was going to say. Darn those Fairies!
Today, however, I remember...so GO ME! HA!
It was hard to forget the item that has been on my mind lately...To tweet or not to tweet???? It seems like the blogs are full of people talking about Twitter and how it helps an author's writing career and contacts. I've always been intrigued by Twitter but have intentionally never even gone to the website. Why you ask? Because, as I have mentioned numerous times before, I have an uncontrollable addictive personality. I know I would love it and it would consume me. Much as blogging has...and speaking of...I'm not sure I made valid on my vow yesterday. I'm pretty sure I held myself back to under 20 blogs that I read but I may have slinked over...that's my confession today. Twitter would I'm sure have the same results.
So my question to all of you is - do you Tweet and if so, is it worth it? Should I get my head out of the sand and try it? I'm on the fence and need help...is it really so wonderful?
I'm trying to keep this short this morning as I do have errands to run before work - so my second item of the day is my son's birthday!!! Happy Birthday Evan! He turns 2 at precisely 5:53 pm tonight and it's oh so hard to believe. Where does the time go? I will be trying my hardest not to cry all day. I'm weird like that. Everyone at work knows it's his birthday and as they casually mention it I am certain my eyes will water. My goal today is to be better than last year and merely "tear up" instead of releasing the waterfall of emotion. I don't know why I'm like this. It's not sad really..I think it's a mixture of pride and an overwhelming feeling of how lucky I am to have him in my life. Even now I'm holding them back. So my job today really will be trying to appear sane to my co-workers and trying not to tell random strangers that I meet that it's my son's birthday. Wish me luck.
And in celebration here are two quick photos of how far he has come. Ok, now I really am crying. Special I tell you, special.
Hope you all have a terrific day!