My Night with George Clooney

I did it. My short story is ready for the world.

Click here and you can read of it for yourself. You might even be able to do so at lunch, depending on how much time you get to take. In fact, you should start reading it at lunch or on your metro ride home tonight or first thing when you wake up in the morning. (I will cut you some slack that you might already have Friday night plans.)

This is an electronic book, published by Amazon’s Kindle Direct Program. But you don’t have to own an actual Kindle to read it. All you need is an iPhone, iPad or android or any other device that is compatible with the Kindle app. The app is free, so if you don’t have it, go download it now.

Before you cough up the $2.99 to read my story, I thought I’d give you a little description of what to expect.

My story is:

Funny.

Better than 50 Shades of Gray.

My story is not:

True.

Porn. (Sorry.)

And you can enjoy it for less than the cost of a tall latte at Starbucks, 1/7 the cost of a one-class pass at Biker Barre, and 1/166 the cost of these dream shoes by Bettye Muller at SimplySoles.

I feel a little dazed now that the big day is here and my story is out there for the world to read. Chalk it up the late night (it was 1:30am by the time I finally hit all the right buttons to send my story to Amazon) or the typical feeling of quiet exhaustion after you have fulfilled a huge personal challenge. I’m sure I will be more emotional later, once the realization sinks in that I just bared a significant part of my soul to you all. While I do hope you like it, I did this for me. As it turns out, proving to myself that I could publish a story was the best gift I ever gave myself.

And now I’m going to stop before I do open the emotional floodgates.

May you enjoy reading My Night with George Clooney as much as I enjoyed writing it.

day two: energized

What can I say? I feel good. As I mentioned, I had a great night’s sleep last night. This morning, I went to a kick-ass spin class and cheered on my friend Rayanne, who today completed a personal challenge of her own, to complete 32 spin classes in 26 days (by her 32nd birthday). I went home and had a juice, of course, then did an hour of yard work, including placing my new compost bin. I figured if I was making as much pulp as my juicer makes, now is as good of time as any to start something I should have being doing already. (Composting was also on my 43 by 43 list.)

Showered. Did laundry. Watered the plants until it started to rain. Hosted two additional kids for a play date. Made tomorrow’s juice. Took a 20-minute power nap. Rearranged Colin’s room. And most importantly, I decided to extend this challenge two extra days.

Unless the headache sets in tomorrow, that is.