Been a busy Winter/Spring around Lione Services and myself, both personally and professionally.
Personally, I over-exercised in 2010-11, damaging my knee with “Runners Knee”. It’s been a year of physical therapy, some not so good. Recently I had water drained off my knee and had a cortisone shot that both did wonders. I ordered a Knee Sleeve Brace, from http://www.BracePlanet.com, one with a closed patella. So soon i’ll be able to get back to exercising again to lose weight that i packed on during this last year of recuperation.
Also discovered I have a gluten allergy or have IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). So, in addition to watching what I eat with Diabetes, I have to cut back on all foods made from all flours, all pastas (except http://www.dreamfields-pasta.com--a low-GI pasta) and all beans, rice and legumes. They just cause too much pain and bloating to be worth eating. For those that have followed me from 451 Press and my own health/fitness blog, I love eating healthy and exercising! I need new shoes for pronation too as my current ones are so dilapidated the are no good.
Professionally, I’ve gotten an editor for my Novel, Aside of Murder, and a graphics artist. The Graphics Artist, https://www.facebook.com/CreationsByDonna, remade the cover art:
I think she did a wonderful job. Much better than I did and fully captured the cover I had in mind. My Editor, https://www.facebook.com/donna.krausewestbrook, is talented and professional! She’s almost done with the final edit, so I can do a final writing and re-upload to https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/34429. When the newly edited book is uploaded, the cover will change to the one above.
I’ve also added all my articles and publications to my http://www.LinkedIn.com profile, http://www.linkedin.com/in/brickoneil. There were more than I had remembered writing. I was quite prolific for a few years, writing mostly Health and Fitness articles. I’m considering writing gigs again, now and then. Any recommendations? Go check my work out.
Also, i’m going into a new venture: Web Development. I’ve applied to a local community college and going to take a year and a half to learn Web Development, if it all pans out. Was looking for something new and interesting and this kind of fell into my lap. I own several domains over on http://www.godaddy.com and would like to develop them. Since I could not find a web dev and no one volunteered, this is the perfect opportunity. I can get exactly what I want and when I want it. And who knows, I may be offered a six-figure salary, LOL.
Or a publishing contract worth six-figures from the Series, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rose-Petal-Wine-Murder-Mysteries/166270096729680. The Series, The Rose Petal Wine Murder Mysteries, follows characters from “Aside of Murder” across the world with murders and mysteries to solve.
I’ve also started two separate books/Novels, “Pope and Sister BB”, which is NOT about the pope or the catholic church, rather, a ‘latent lesbian’ and a Sister who was the principal from her high school, following and solving mysteries in the Islands of Washington State; and the other, “Coffee Lake”, which is about the mysteries that follow a divorced father of two, who relocates to Coffee Lake, WA to start life anew in his childhood home town.
So I’ve been busy, certainly enough to keep me busy.