Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Progress!

Good morning friends and fans!

Well, I'm sitting here doing my social media rounds and looking out the window at this gorgeous morning!  It's hard to believe it's January, but I've been spending a lot more time outside.  Today, after the kids get home from school we're going to get out where the trees are and get some exercise.

I've finally developed, almost in entirety, the plot line for my second novella, "The Melody", so now the writing is flowing better.  It's still a month or two from completion, but at least I know exactly where it's going.

I've still stayed true to the course on my diet and exercise plan.  This weekend I drank a few too many beers, and yesterday I was feeling a bit off so I didn't exercise, so I have to spend the week making up for that.  I have plenty of organizational plans that I just started this weekend, so between all of them, it should keep me busy.

Have a wonderful day, and get out an enjoy it at some point.

Regards,

H.A. Larson

Thursday, January 15, 2015

It's Warming Up!

So, it's been a few weeks since I last posted so I figured I'm due.

I've got my author profile up and running on goodreads.  If you haven't checked out goodreads, it's a great place to find books, connect with other readers, find your favorite authors (indie and otherwise), and interact with those who love to read.  Currently, I'm accepting questions, so feel free to ask me anything you'd like.  Here is a link to my author page there:  https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/9866843.H_A_Larson

My second book "The Melody" is coming along nicely.  I'm really getting the characters established which helps the book really start flowing.  I should have it completed within the month or so, and will run a special on my first book "Cold" at that time, so stay tuned!

As I mentioned in my last posting, I'm trying really hard to get healthy in mind and body.  I started counting my calories and getting some exercise.  Typically, whenever I start that (and trust me, I've started that more times than I can count!) I usually fall off the wagon after a few days.  This time, however, being the determined & motivated person I am, I've been sticking to it by the book for the last week and a half.  I decided that Mondays will be my weigh-in day, and when I weighed myself on Monday I had lost five pounds!  It's a step in the right direction, and it was just what I needed to help me stay motivated.

The weather is starting to warm up a bit, and this weekend will be in the 40's and 50's so I fully intend on taking advantage of it.  The kids and I went hiking both days last weekend, and we'll be going again, but this time it will be much much warmer.

I hope you have a great weekend, and make sure to enjoy not just the weekend, but every day.  You've only got one life to live, so live it well.

Much love,

H.A. Larson

Saturday, January 3, 2015

It's a new year!

Goodbye 2014, and hello 2015!  I already posted about how I was thankful for all that transpired in 2014, so I thought I'd take a bit of time to discuss what I'm looking forward to in 2015.

I'm looking forward to moving even further ahead on the new journey I've been on.  I'm looking foward to writing a few more books, taking leisurely (and not-so-leisurely) hikes in the woods, camping, traveling domestically and abroad, and spending quality time with the people that matter most.

I'm looking forward to continued and renewed health.  I quit smoking almost a year ago, and as a result, I've gained quite a bit of weight.  So, this year I've recommitted myself to being healthy.  I've also decided to give drinking a break, only indulging on occasion and by having a glass of wine here and there.

I'm looking forward to learning to play some new interests, and finally doing something with all these musical instruments I've been collecting.  Now, with my smoker's voice gone, I can start working on my voice as another instrument as well.  As a writer already, writing lyrics is something I'm looking forward to as well.

Most of all, I'm looking forward to being me, and not caring about myself through other's eyes.  I will only view myself in my own terms, and not worry about the things I cannot change.  I'm ready to rid myself of the negativity in my life and move forward now with as much positivity as I can muster.

For now though, I'm going to finish the last of the xmas gifts for friends that we always exchange well into the new year.  Gifts I've collected from thrift stores and made myself.  This year, it's a neat second-hand gift, a loaf of homemade bread, and some homemade mixed berry jam (my first).

Happy New Year!  May you be looking forward to your best year ever.

All the best,

H.A. Larson