Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Revisions in, TAM Continuity begun

Friday brought my editor's thoughts on the work-in-progress Shackled to the Viking. My editor has promised to fight for the title so fingers crossed.  Anyway, the revisions were short and sweet. Three minor points of clarification. I finished them and sent the revisions in on Monday.Now fingers crossed that my lovely editor thinks it is enough.
As I wait, I have started my next one (due 1 April -- what was I thinking?) It is a Victorian. It is nice to get back to pretty dresses! One part of my job that I love doing is researching the dresses. Personally I love how the nipped in waists look as opposed to the high Empire/Regency waist. I know other people are just the opposite. What is good that once you do hit the late Georgian period, many more textiles have survived. Trying to discover exactly what people wore in late 9th cnetury is fraught with difficulty.

I found the Georgette Heyer biography interesting. Apparently she didn't believe in women working outside the home and so didn't think it right if her heroines did.

Last Tuesday I started the Tracy Anderson Continuity. It has meant learning a whole new Dance Cardio and I am getting to grips with it on the 7th day. It is the Hippo Dance 2.0 as my eldest son calls it. He was told tough -- I do it for the results, rather than performing in public. The MS work carries on from Meta and I am really trying to focus on the muscles and the cross vectors, the push-pull thing. I had to laugh when the Times was going about Tracy Anderson devotees at the Gloden Globes showing off thier shoulders and lack of bingo wings. My arms have certainly improved. COntinuity has bonus arms with wrist weights. I have just used my ankle weights. As a result of my eldest's complaints I have started doing MS, bonus arms and then 2 lots of the Dance Cardio. It makes more sense and I'm not getting the exhaustion I had when I last tried doing the MS first.  So progress.
Next Thursday my PHS column Secrets of the Fit and Fab begins. It is one thing to lose the weight but it is quite another thing to keep the weight off for any length of time. The column is to keep me motivated as it were.

My eldest two are back at uni and the house is quiet. They both seem settled which is good.

I shall try to be a better blogger as this has had a lower priority as of late.

1 comment:

Caroline said...

Good news on the revisions! Looking forward to reading your new Viking. Caroline x