Jan. 3rd, 2011

michaeldthomas: (Caitlin 10)
There's not too much to report. She's still healing. Her cramping issues are getting better. It still breaks our hearts, though, when she screams out in discomfort. Caitlin really wants her brace off.

We're meeting with the school today to go over the plan for the week. I'll be driving Caitlin to and from school until she can use her regular wheelchair again. This will not be fun since we also have to use the wacky harness system in the car (the brace prevents her sitting up). Did I mention we can't wait to get rid of the brace?

The next doctor's appointment is in a week. Hopefully, things will move towards normalcy after that.
michaeldthomas: (content)
I did pretty well with last year's goals. Here are some goals for 2011:

1- Try to be a good father, husband, and friend.

2- Try to take better care of myself. I'm becoming sedentary in my middle age. The scale hasn't changed much in ten years, but I look thicker in the middle. My family has a history of heart disease and my daughter isn't getting any smaller. Therefore, it's time to start exercising each day for at least 30 minutes. I have the time; I just need to do it.

If anybody has any suggestions for a good at-home routine, feel free to leave a link. Right now I'm just doing the stretching and calisthenics I remember from high school gym class.

3- Here are my writing goals:

Revise my short story "Virus."
Submit "Virus" and continue submitting "Pediatric Wards" and "Nostalgia Trips" until they get published or I exhaust all of the markets.
Revise The Scarlet Queen (this will include sending it to readers and a second set of revisions).
Query agents for The Scarlet Queen.
Write at least two new short stories.
Begin writing the new novel.
Work on the new nonfiction project.

4- Continue my work as [livejournal.com profile] rarelylynne's PA.

That seems like a reasonable list. Wish me luck! :-)
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The Hugo Award season is upon us. I obviously have nothing eligible for an award, but I would like to mention that Chicks Dig Time Lords (edited by Lynne M. Thomas and Tara O'Shea) is eligible for a nomination in the Best Related Work category.

You can find out more about WorldCon and the Hugo Awards here. :-)

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