Sunday, August 5, 2018

Sunday Update - Week 30

Hello again.

Let's see...  I didn't write anything.  I didn't edit anything.  I didn't do much of anything writerly... Oh, wait, I did do some stuff.

I received the final cover for Sleeping Ugly.  Then I wrote the back cover copy for Sleeping Ugly and, with the help for AWE, I got it suitable for other people to read.  Then I created a Goodreads listing for it.  I also started the process over at Amazon to get it out there for all of you to read.  They're telling me as long as I get it uploaded by the 25th, it'll be available for preorder on the 29th.  :shrug:  I'm still shooting for the 18th.

I added the cover and link to the sidebars of my blogs.  And I did a new banner for my Facebook page.

I started to set up advertising at Book Barbarian for a sale on Wish in One Hand for later this month, only to discover they're booked solid through mid-Sept.  Bummer.  Ya snooze, ya looze.  I'll have to sit and think a while on how else I'm going to do some marketing.  I was hoping to do a sale on the Once Upon a Djinn books prior to the release of Sleeping Ugly.  Not that SU has anything to do with the OUAD books, but, ya know, paranormal and paranormal.  :shrug:

I read four books last week and DNF'd two others.

I had my yearly last week, too.  Everything is copacetic with me.  Blood pressure was up a little, but I was already irritated.  And I promised I wouldn't go into all that.  Anyway, it's back down to normal now.  And I won't have to go through that again for another year.  Yay.

On the 'being active' front, I managed 7 out of 7 days.  Not all hard core but being active is being active.  And I'm down to 180.4 pounds.  Like I said before, the clothes are fitting better, so it's all good.  Down the road a bit, my clothes will be loose and then I'll do some shopping.  What I'm really looking forward to is losing enough weight that I can wear my wedding ring again.  I mean, if I really tried, I could shove it on, but then I wouldn't be able to get it off again and my finger would hurt.  So I'm not going there.  I have no illusions about getting back to my pre-married weight.  That'd be another 25 pounds.  But my ring was a little loose back then, so there's hope I'll be able to wear it again. Eventually.

No fishing.  Between the heat in the afternoons and working in the mornings, I'm finding it hard to eek out a few hours to sit at the lake.

We still only have two fawns.  Well, unless that pair of fawns Hubs saw the other day were a set of twins and not our usual two.  Then we'd have four.  But it's unverified.

Our grain bug infestation is ongoing.  And I'm cleaning the kitchen in segments.  The cupboards are done.  I did the counters yesterday (full-on, move everything and clean under/behind).  I swept the floor, but I need to scrub it.  They're harmless little bugs, but gah.  It's not like we don't already have plenty of bugs in here.  All part of living in the woods, I guess.  At least these grain bugs don't bite.  That'd suck.

Well, I think that's about it for me this week.  What's up in your world?


  1. Words. I hate this book. And I'm going to hate the next one because that rewrite will be frenzied to meet deadline because THIS book is being such a turd.

    Did I mention words?

    Had pancakes yesterday. Then siren test because Lawyer Guy was stuck at pancake breakfast. Got lunch with the kids then came home to clean out dog pools while the AT&T guy accessed our yard to connect our next-door-neighbors' to the fiber optics lines. Then I piddled with words. Got some written. Did a LATE dinner with Lawyer Guy and wrote until 1 a.m. after feeding critters.

    So now I'm procrastinating. I gotta finish this thing TODAY and get it my beta and editor. I have to turn it in Tuesday. I still have to write the blurb too. *headdesk* ... *flail*

    Okay. Time to get another cup of coffee and go to work. Later gator.

    Oh, GO FISHING! Supposed to cool off a bit this week. Just sayin'...

    1. I'm sorry you hate your book. But I understand. :hugs: Did you get it done in time?

      LOL, yeah, I need to drown some worms, but I'm not sure this week will be good for it either. Depends on what work looks like and how the cloud cover is.

  2. Hooray for Sleeping Ugly!

    Sympathies on the grain bug problem. I bought potting soil a while back, and I've been infested with gnats ever since. Rotten bugs!

    Not much done on the writing front. I'm with Silver; I'm starting to - well, not hate my book, but to not want to work on it. I am getting more done on the dressmaking books. And I'm reading too much. Back to work!

    1. Thanks, Deb!

      Ugh, hate gnats almost as much as fruit flies, drain flies, and these damnable grain bugs.

      Yeah, it's been a rough month for words. Yay on getting some dress book work done, though. And I hear ya on the reading too much.