Weekly Wrap-Up June 13, 2016

weekly wrap-up

Mood

I’ve felt good all week. I can’t recall a single moment of depression and anxiety. Well, there is always that feeling of depression laying under my skin nagging at me. I don’t know, maybe it’s anxiety instead. Either way, this week was about acceptance. Accepting that feeling will likely always be there and I just need to acknowledge it and keep moving on. It’s much like knowing that full depression and anxiety will be back, but I won’t allow that to prevent me from enjoying this moment right here and now. It took a lot of time and therapy to reach this point.

We took a long weekend and went to our church camp in the mountains. We always have a lot of fun and enjoy socializing, but it is exhausting. That exhaustion can easily turn into depression, but that’s not part of my plan. I’m grateful that I’ve been able to enjoy it, have fun, and lots of laughs.

Weight and Fitness

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Because we were in the mountains, I didn’t get my Saturday weigh in. I’ll have to update next week. The lodge served us three meals a day and the meals are pretty heavy. In addition, there were four large tables completely covered with snacks 24 hours a day. I visited them all regularly. I’m more than a little nervous about my next weigh in.

Writing

gazeboI did find a cute gazebo at the camp which turned out to be the perfect spot for writing. A peaceful setting amongst the pines. I spent many hours writing and editing there and still had plenty of time to socialize. I think it’s my new favorite spot.

I realized last week that I post a lot about my writing, but haven’t given many clues what I’m writing about, so here’s a quick synopsis. It is a mystery novel set primarily in the gay communities around Los Angeles. Gay mystery novels are a popular niche market the past several years, however, I hope to have a story that anyone, gay or straight, can enjoy.

The murder takes place at a gay club and the victim is a man who is prominent in the television industry. The victim had been in a relationship for over twenty years, but had a boy toy on the side. The boy toy was arrested and jailed for the murder. Of course, it’s the detectives job is to prove his innocence.

The other suspects are:
The victim’s lifetime partner
A go go boy
The victim’s daughter
The victim’s brother-in-law who is a wealthy businessman and is prominent in Los Angeles society
A supervisor at the club

Additional characters in the story are:
The detective, of course, named Mitch. Before becoming a detective, Mitch was in the military and served two tours in the middle east.
The club manager
Mitch’s sister, who is a wild party girl and has a tendency to get Mitch in trouble
That’s all I’m going to say. Somehow, I’ll have to find a way to give updates without giving too much of the story away. More will be revealed.

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  13 comments for “Weekly Wrap-Up June 13, 2016

  1. June 14, 2016 at 09:46

    Well, I’m HOOKED! Will definitely buy your book. Can’t wait til its out =D

    • Bradley
      June 14, 2016 at 09:49

      You just made my day

  2. June 14, 2016 at 00:41

    Your new favorite spot looks gorgeous!
    Enjoy the mountains 🙂

    • Bradley
      June 14, 2016 at 00:58

      It is gorgeous. I wish it was where I could use it every day.

      • June 14, 2016 at 02:52

        I can understand that feeling. Maybe you could build your own perfect spot at home? 🙂

        • Bradley
          June 14, 2016 at 09:43

          That’s something I’m working on. I currently write from a big desk with large shelves and it’s all just too much. I plan to take off the big hutch and leave just the base, then add plants, etc to make a more peaceful place to work from

          • June 15, 2016 at 23:53

            That should work! More visual freedom! 🙂
            I hope you manage to arrange your place just the way you want it! 🙂

  3. June 13, 2016 at 23:33

    Sounds lovely in the mountains. Best of luck as you continue writing your mystery novel.

    • Bradley
      June 13, 2016 at 23:34

      Thank you, Kitt. Always good to hear from you.

  4. JOE ROQUE
    June 13, 2016 at 21:27

    I’ve been reading you blog pretty regularly. I really enjoy your writing. I think you’ve found your calling. Its something you enjoy and you’re good at. And, hopefully, someone will pay you to do it…..someday.

    • Bradley
      June 13, 2016 at 22:23

      Thank you, Joe. That means a lot to me. I hope someday is not too far off

  5. Anonymous
    June 13, 2016 at 13:11

    Love the pictures and thank you for sharing a piece of your life with us 🙂

    • Bradley
      June 13, 2016 at 13:33

      Thank you for stopping in and commenting

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