Weekend Update: Going Cold Turkey

Sorry that I missed the usual Friday blog post, I was suddenly busy yesterday morning. But I’m here with another weekend update!

Unfortunately for me, I’ve decided to severely cutback on my intake of pop (soda as some incorrectly call it) and I no longer keep it in the house. So that’s been a challenge so far, but a needed change. For one, it’s not healthy and for two, I don’t like feeling like I ‘need’ something.

I finally got feedback from one of my beta readers yesterday for Creed: Mandate of Heaven! He had a lot of great feedback and noted several things in the story that I had been on the fence on, so now I feel much more comfortable cutting these things out or drastically revising them.

So now begins the process of revising the draft and I’m excited for it. I’ve got some good idea for new scenes and altered scenes, and I jumped right into it this morning!

I also finished reading “1NG4” by Berthold Gambrel, a short story. I’ll be reviewing it here and on Goodreads soon! And I downloaded “A New Jerusalem” by Stephen Black, looking forward to starting that one.

Anyway, that’s all I have for now. Thanks for reading and have a great weekend!

Published by Peter Martuneac

Marine, Boilermaker, husband and father. I'm here to share my thoughts on all things political or philosophical.

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  1. Thank you so much for reading 1NG4! I look forward to your review 🙂

    Haha, I actually call it soda because that’s what my dad always called it. But, you are making a good decision to stop. I used to drink it constantly until about six years ago, when I quit cold turkey and started drinking water instead. It was tough at first, but after a while of going without, I wondered how I ever drank the stuff in the first place. Good luck!

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    1. Yeah it’s easily my worst diet habit and I need to kick it. For one it’s unhealthy and for two I just don’t like the idea of being a slave to cravings, so I’m approaching it with a Stoic mindset as well.

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