What a way to start a week. There’s a program those of you in N. America might know of- the Masters Swim Club. It’s essentially a training circuit for those of us who aren’t in university and have no hope of turning professional (although there are the occasional Ironman competitors, triathletes and former university varsity swimmers). I was afraid of getting back in the pool for a plethora of reasons:
- practice is at 6:30 am 3 days a week
- I’m so out of shape I’ll have to scurry from the locker room to the pool edge in a giant towel then drop it and jump right in
- I’ll have to swim with the geriatric members because I’m so out of shape
Even with all these doubts swirling around my head I went and I loved it. Granted, in the coming weeks it’s going to start feeling like I’m swimming through Jell-O but that’s a good sign. Even now, I was starting to feel it. Towards the end I certainly felt like a little tin soldier who needed a but more winding up to carry on.
Once I got home and had my breakfast, my day quickly picked up steam. I will say that I love early mornings because it’s like having two days rolled into one. Pre-work and the afternoon. With my errands for the week mostly done I can spend my wee morning hours working on my Western and the CYOA.
Because guess what…
Here comes the big news!
*drum roll please*
That’s right! I have the opportunity to stand up in front of a panel of publishers and an audience (not televised, thank goodness!) and present a 2 minute pitch for the Western! I’m keeping this as insignificant as possible. Nothing good ever comes from piling expectations on a situation. As long as I approach this as an experience and just be happy that I have the chance to get feedback from professionals in the publishing industry, I can’t lose. If nothing comes of this, I’m prepared but if they do show interest, I have to be prepared for that as well.
By 11:30 am I’ll be out to lunch with my friend who’s coming along for moral support and we’re going to celebrate one more milestone and accomplishment on my way to becoming a desired author.