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Good News Monday

Did you know that today is supposed to be one of the most depressing days of theyear? We did have a pretty sad weekend, and I’m working at the Evil Day Job today even though everyone else in my family is off, so I decided to have a POSITIVE post.

My good news for today and this month:

1. I’ve lost 8 pounds so far this month.

2. I made a significant breakthrough in my understanding about the direction I want to go with my writing for the next several years.

3. I’ve mapped out my writing plan for the next three months and it’s doable (vs. insane, which I sadly tend to attempt).

4. I’ve returned to modest exercise this month and I’ve been eating more natural, real, whole foods (see #1).

5. Doing the dishes (see #4 – requires lots of cooking from scratch) hasn’t killed me yet.

6. The monsters haven’t had a snow day yet (although they are home today – I hear them thumping around under That Man’s watch).

7. To earn money for DSis, the monsters cleaned the entire garage this weekend. All I have to do is go through the “Mom” pile (which
I haven’t seen yet, so I can call this a positive).

8. Other than a mild cold, none of us have been ill this winter (possibly linked to #4).

9. I’ve been reading more since I got a Kindle for Christmas.

10. I’ve made the first sale of 2011!

I’ve known for over a week but I’m always a little neurotic that they’ll change their mind before I get the contract. 😉 But I really need the good news and you might too! So I’m happy to say that Golden — an erotic novella loosely based on Imperial China — will be coming soon from Carina Press!

Come on, share some good news! Don’t let this be a “Blue Monday.”

8 thoughts on “Good News Monday

  1. Congratulations on your sale!!! I’m so happy for you and I’m looking forward to reading Golden!! 😀

  2. congrats! that is good news, 🙂

  3. Happy Monday to you! All good, positive things on that there list. Congrats Joely!

  4. Congrats Joely!! Soooooooooooo psyched about Golden!

  5. Thanks, guys! I’m so excited!

  6. That’s some great news! I got some good news in the form of a tentative invitation somewhere, so fingers crossed that it pans out! I’m not saying what until I know for sure, though.

  7. Thank you, Nicole, and I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you! I hope you can share good news soon!

  8. congrats on teh sale Joely. That’s awesome news.

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