getting there

Yesterday I printed out the first draft of my fourth book, Something Like Fate. There are a lot of steps to take before it’s a published book – more drafts, revisions, copyediting, first pass, galleys – but I’m getting there.

As if this is even a challenge compared to what other folks are doing. Today’s the last day for eight people in Times Square who are attempting to score the Guinness World Record for movie marathoning. That might sound like fun, but they’ve been watching movies for five days straight. Ashrita Furman can relate. He holds the Guinness World Record for holding the most Guinness World Records. His 85 records include eating Jell-O with chopsticks, longest continuous distance in somersaulting, and duct taping oneself to a wall.

The movie marathon isn’t the only competitive action being thrown down here in New York. The Second Annual NYC Best Bagger Competition is tomorrow. This is where baggers from area grocery stores are judged on how well they’re bagging your purchases. You’d think bagging would be as simple as heavy stuff on the bottom with good weight distribution. But it’s not. See, this is Reason #73 why I love New York. Where else do you get to see this kind of stuff? Oh, wait. It’s a national event.

Your TGIM thought of the day is brought to you by everyone attempting to achieve big goals this week. Maybe that collective energy will inspire you to reach yours. Work it. Own it.

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