December 16, 2012

Victories: Great and Small

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I’ve written about the reasons why writers need to challenge themselves and make themselves mighty, and I still believe that’s true. Measurable results is the key to keeping your spirits up.

So, with that in mind, I finally joined a powerlifting club. Luckily, they had an open competition six weeks after I started training with them, so I could jump right in. I came last, but that’s not the point: I exceeded my own expectations, and pushed myself. I also set a new PR for both bench and deadlift. Now, that is just what a woman needs to get back into writing a new novel.

Here are a few of my lifts:

90kg squats:

62.5kg bench:

120kg deadlift:


June 21, 2011

Narcissism – images of the nascent novelist

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A couple of months ago, my father decided to spring for pictures taken by an professional photographer for me and my brothers. The occasion was my mother’s 60ieth birthday, but since the photographer was rented, we all got some headshots taken at the same time. Now that the gift has been given (I’m told my mother cried and sincerely hope they were tears of joy), I’m free to share the pictures with the world.

So, without any further ado, here are the best pictures of me ever taken.

The last image is the one my mother got, framed and hung on the wall of her home. I wish I could have been there on her birthday.

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