Karate, Kettlebells, and Crazy Characters

I can’t believe I haven’t set foot inside a dojo since my last grading 5 weeks ago. Sometimes I really hate working away from home. I have still been training, but it’s not the same as working with your dojo mates and having the guidance of your sensei. On the plus side, I have new weapons in my training arsenal – kettlebells. I love them, and I can’t believe I didn’t get some sooner. It’s not like I haven’t had […]

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

The good: I’ve finally managed to work around a very sticky plot line in Yantsu. It’s been bugging me for ages and it was going nowhere. Well, this afternoon, I cracked it. I now know exactly where the story is going and I should be able to get a (new) rough draft finished by the end of this month. The bad: The newly tweaked plot means I’ve lost almost half of the book. 😮 Actually, that’s not as scary as […]

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Falling off the Wagon and an OMG Moment

I’m drinking again. No, I don’t mean alcohol, I mean coffee. Right now, there’s a mug of steaming black stuff squatting on my desk like an insect ready to leap up and grab my face. And it’s my third one today. To think, I managed two whole days without one. Yeah, okay, I know that’s no big deal, but there’s more to it than that. I decided to give up coffee and chocolate three weeks prior to my last karate […]

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