It was another adventurous and productive week. My printed ARCs finally arrived, and I mailed them out to reviewers. I pretty much took an entire day off writing to get some other admin stuff done.
This week, I was accepted into the Crime Writers of Color group! This is an amazing group of authors of color who have been very welcoming and helpful in my publishing journey. Acclaimed authors like Walter Mosley, Kellye Garrett, and Tori Eldridge are just some examples of this group’s membership. I have been absolutely awestruck and humbled by the calibre of wisdom and experience from the authors in this group.
I took a visit to the Peloton store to try out their bikes. I’ve never done spin class in my life, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. I’m very athletic, so I didn’t think I would find a spin bike effective for me to get a good workout. Holy cow. Just doing 2 minutes of a warmup made me work up a sweat and get me a little winded. I now understand what all the hype is about. I’m still wrestling with the decision to get a bike, so I started a piggybank to stash some cash away every week. By September, I would have enough to afford a bike, but then I can also reassess my decision on whether or not I am still interested in getting one. In the meantime, I’m trying out the free trial of the Peloton App. So far, I really enjoy it. It’s literally unlimited content. That is one thing I am picky about when it comes to fitness apps. I don’t like doing the same videos multiple times, unless I really like that particular workout/trainer for some reason. Otherwise, I prefer variety and that feeling of new discovery. It makes me feel like I’m at an actual gym and we’re doing something new. My favorite workouts so far have been the guided outdoor runs, walks, core strength, yoga, and meditation. On my first day of using this app, I did so many workouts to the point I had to take a long nap. I felt really good, though! 🙂
The news about the winter disaster in Texas has been heartbreaking. I am hoping that all of the affected families will be getting some relief (and warmer weather) soon. The leadership should be held accountable for what they have allowed to happen. Let’s hope next week will start getting better.