The Healthy Writer & the Oculus Effect.

Friday, November 9, 2012



Next week, I plan to take some leave. I have some things that need urgent attention and a week will help me get myself sorted out. It’s a busy time at work too, so it’s easy to become caught up in the ‘too much to do, too little time in which to do it’ syndrome. The down time will also help me catch up on some stuff I’ve been neglecting and worst of all, things I promised others I’d do. Anyway, I don’t plan to overdo things, but I will have to prioritize if I hope to get anywhere. 

This week, I got in a bit more exercise than last week. I got in three half-hour sessions, while watching Hoarding: Buried Alive–fascinating stuff that—on Discover Fit & Health. NCIS had to move over this week. While I watch all the things I do, I can’t help thinking that writers will never run out of stuff to put on paper.

I’m also hoping that exercising is having some positive effect on my health. It ain’t easy to keep going when I think about just how much activity it takes to budge a little bit of fat. Not to say I’ll be stopping. The body is amazing and rewards us if we keep working to make it healthier. I hope I get around to the other writers in the Healthy Writers Club. It’s cool to be able to see what others have done during each week and know I’m not alone in the pursuit of healthy living.

And now, I’d like to talk a little bit about Mike Offutt’s new book Oculus. I read a snippet from the book on Mike’s blog and liked it, even though I think that says weird things about me. 

So, Oculus has eight-legged creatures that overrun people and do things to them that make me feel really...well…never mind, you can check it out for yourself. The book is on sale as of now, which was a pleasant surprise for Mike as it was slated for release next year.  You can check here for places to buy Oculus

Have a great weekend and if you’re NaNoing, enjoy!

15 comments:

  1. I'm glad you're taking some time to regroup-- hope it helps you feel more caught up. Letting stress overtake us is never a healthy option. Thanks for sharing the book.

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  2. Glad you're exercising and enjoy your rest.

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    1. I plan to get some more exercise in next week, all things being equal.

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  3. HAHAHAHA. Now that's funny. "It says weird things about me." I should post that on goodreads as a quote.

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    1. See, I always knew I was a weirdo with an overactive imagination. That helped me see the scenes you wrote in graphic detail. Shivering here still.

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  4. Taking some time off is sometimes the best way to recharge. Hope you have a good week, take care and "see" you soon. (:

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    1. True that. Hope you have a good week too.

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  5. Enjoy your break, Joy. Time-out is a necessity to re-energise...

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    1. Thanks. Yup, I'm looking forward to getting some rest.

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  6. Good for you, Joy! You need some time away. As soon as the book tour is over, I'm taking a little time off, too. It would be nice to actually write something new for a change :-)

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    1. True that. My email has grown into a monster while I haven't been looking and I'm tempted to just delete everything, but of course, I can't. :(

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  7. I know about that need to take a leave. I've mostly hung in to keep blog posts up, but I've been having a difficult time keeping up with visiting and commenting. Hope you get things sorted out satisfactorily.

    Lee
    A Faraway View

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    1. Thanks, Arlee, when things begin to feel like that, it's usually time for a break. Hope things slow down for you soon.

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