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Day 63: Finished My SF Short Story

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

I've been hard at work writing lately. It's been taking up the majority of my time. I've been pretty much exhausted from the mental energy it takes to be writing day in and day out so I haven't been accomplishing much of anything else. I had to take a nap this afternoon and that helped some. My ribs have also been hurting me today although yesterday I felt pretty good.

I didn't exercise this morning because as soon as I got up I started working on my story. I was so excited to finish the story that I just didn't even think to exercise. So I'm not doing as well with exercise right now. And I've only gotten 1500 steps today as I've been sitting typing most of the day. I'm going to try to get some exercise in tomorrow morning as now I mostly have my outline to work on.

I tracked my food pretty well yesterday but haven't really been tracking my food today. I tended to overeat a bit today because I was so hungry from all the mental energy I was expending even though I technically wasn't doing a lot of physical work. It's hard to keep track of my diet when I am writing a lot but I am going to do my best.

Didn't meditate today or last night but plan on meditating tonight. I need to clear my head a bit and regain some clear focus.

I read a little bit of the Breakout Novel book last night but that was it. I intend to read more of it tonight. That book is pretty much my main staple right now for obvious reasons.

Need to catch up on podcasts. Falling a little behind there.

Tomorrow is my next nonsmoking day and I don't have any money for cigars so that should make things easy in that respect.

Feeling thirsty today and water seems like a welcome refreshment so drinking water should be a little bit easier this afternoon.

Finished writing my science fiction short story and submitted it to Asimov's. It turned out super good and I am confident that I have a good chance of getting it published. It was a lot of fun to write and I feel my writing skills are improving. Will be focusing more on my novel now for a while although I plan on writing another short story soon.

That's all for now.
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