This blog introduces you to my special brand of BIKE. I show you how to find your Best self, access your Inner strength, tune in to your Killer instincts, and use your Expressive voice. It's inspiring, spiritual, quirky, and it's all in your head. It's about ATTITUDE, not exercise, though that might be a side benefit.

Friday, March 13, 2009

I'm back!

Hey, sorry it took me so long to get back here.

The book writing took a lot longer than I expected. I turned in my manuscript--finally--this week, along with photos and captions. And then, I had to take a mental break. After a long, long project, down time is a must. And I'm still not back 100 percent.

There are so many things to catch up on. I have a presentation next week, another one a week or so later, and another in April.

And then there is the marketing for the book. I'm only just beginning.

When you take time off to write a book, the world around you doesn't just stop. But you do have to postpone some things. Now, I have to reconnect not only with former clients but also with friends, who, if I'm not careful, will be former ones. LOL

Anyway, I hope all of you out there are doing well. I'm doing great. It's another notch on the belt to get through the hoops of completing an entire book manuscript. It helped to have a great editor on my side, who understood why I was taking longer than the deadline demanded. And then, thankfully, I spoke to a few other first-time authors who said the same thing happened to them: they had to extend the deadline. Made me feel much better about my tardiness.

But that's part of the BIKE work, you know, taking care of yourself. I was working very long days, every day. But I knew when I needed to take breaks. I knew when I needed to ask for help. And I did.

And now I can breathe again.

It's great to be back.

I hope all of you out there are doing well, reaching your goals, achieving the success you've only thus far dreamed out.

Make it a great weekend!


Debbie said...

Congratulations Jackie on the completion of your book. I can't wait to read it. I'll be happy to review it on Heart Choices or Word of Mouth Phoenix. I'm starting to write on the latter again.

I've missed you in bloggy land. Since you've been gone, I started doing a weekly Fitness Friday post in conjunction with another blogger.

A big welcoome back to you!!!!

The BIKE Lady said...

Hi Debbie,

It's great to be back. But I feel like I just jumped over another big hurdle in life...landing succesfully on my feet. It's a good feeling. I'm a big fan, as you might guess, of celebrating all successes--the big and little ones.

I'd love for you to review my book. I'll be sure to get your contact info for the release date--it won't be till the fall.

I have a lot of work ahead of me still. But now that the travel guide is nearly out of the way, it makes room for me to finish my BIKE book. That one's been in the works for years!

I'll check out your blogs, but be patient with me...I'm still playing a lot of catch-up.

All my best,