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Weekends Shmweekends

Yeah. Try saying that title outloud;)

Well, I’ve been trying to eat better, and I’ve been logging my food into sparkpeople.com (great website). It’s amazing what I’ve learned about what I’ve been putting in my mouth… okay. No comments on that- get your minds out of the gutter *wink*
Lessons I’ve learned so far…
Lesson 1-Culver’s burgers are very bad for you
Lesson 2- You are going to eat worse when you travel
Lesson 3- I need to drink more water- a lot more
I learned other stuff too, but those are the majors.
On to some stuff about writing —->
I’m going to try and do some writing this weekend. I’ve now read about 5 books on writing. Out of the five- the 2 that helped me the most are:
1- WRITING THE BREAKOUT NOVEL , by Donald Maass
Can’t say enough about this book. It is a must read for writers in my opinion
2- DON’T MURDER YOUR MYSTERY, by Chris Roerden
Very good for all genres but especially helped me with some mystery elements
I have to give an honorable mention to, CHARACTERS & VIEWPOINT, by Orson Scott Card
I do have to say that after a while some books started saying the same stuff, so I have stopped reading them for now, but I am confident I will return to these and others while writing.
Hope everyone is having a great weekend. If your reading this on Monday, then I’m sorry. I hate Mondays!!!
Er

2 Responses to “Weekends Shmweekends”

  1. I’m glad you’re liking that website. I haven’t looked at it, but like I told you, but best friend swears by it. Just remember — water is your friend! 😛

    You’re right about the writing books — they do start to all sound the same after awhile. Another good one is BIRD BY BIRD by Anne Lamott.

  2. EriCan says:

    Thanks, yes it is a great website. Tracking my food has helped a ton!

    I want to read that one too. I’ve heard wonderful things about it. A non-writer friend of mine loves it.

    I’ve been good with my water today- 5 servings Yay! Workin’ my way up to 8.

    Thanks for the comment 🙂

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