Sunday, April 21, 2019

Sunday Update - Week 16

Here we are again.  Tada!

Once again, I did no writing, but I did get some editing done.  I really do love this book.  However, I've loved all my books.  Whether I love a book is not indicative of whether the world will love them, apparently.  Derp.

I've been marketing my wide ass off.  (Not literally, unfortunately.  Would that marketing could reduce ass size... :sigh:)  The ad generated 28 sales.  Hopefully I'll see page reads from that in the next week or so.  I sold 5 books I'm going to attribute to a combination of FB marketing and the increased rank from the ad sales.  AD hit #48 in Hard-Boiled Mystery, which is always good.  It also reached the top 100 in Noir.  Of course, those rankings didn't last the day, but hey, it was nice to see them first thing in the morning. And the sale is still going - today and tomorrow.  Woohoo.

I did a bit of reading.  Finished two and DNF'd two.

Kind of fell apart on the activity and the eating this week.  Only 4 out of 7 days of active stuff and some of that could barely count.  I mean, I got up off my dead butt and did something, but whether 3 of those days burned any calories?  Meh.  I know I burned calories yesterday because I scrubbed the kitchen-stove rug by hand and then I scrubbed the floors and shook all the other rugs.  Good upper-body workout, lemme tell ya.

On the other hand, I ate like a cow last week.  Which leads me to...

I made a bunch of foods last week.  Three straight days of baking - pizza, cake, and cookies - Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday.  Finished the pizza Thursday, but we still have cake and cookies.  It's not so much eating things that's getting me, though, it's the amounts of things I'm eating.  I really need to cut down on the serving sizes.  I'm a firm believer in 'it's not what you eat, it's how much of it you eat'.  Gotta find some will power to eat less.  And exercise more, of course.

We went the entire week with no rat!  Peppermint, clove, and cedarwood oils did the trick.  I think.  I plan on doing an experiment starting tonight where I don't spray for a week and see if the furry bitch comes back.  If I don't spray and she comes back, it was the spray that drove her away.  If I don't spray and she doesn't come back, it's possible she got tired of rebuilding her nest.  Or a predator ate her.  I'm hoping it's not the latter.  She really was cute as a bug's butt.  And as annoying as she was, I don't want her to be dead.  Still, she's a prey animal and we do have coyotes, bobcats, foxes, snakes, and owls who would all find her to be a yummy meal.

Other than that, not much going on out here in the back of beyond.  What's up in your world?

ETA:  Ahem.  Totally forgot today would be Easter when I scheduled this post last night.  Happy Easter, Everyone!  


  1. If marketing reduced ass size, I'd be all over that gig!

    Happy Easter. We did the fam thing. It...was. Food was good, and I might have found a new reader--gave her a postcard for a free download of MOONSTRUCK: SECRETS. She binge reads if she likes a book so...we'll see. Putting up with the in-law's outlaws will be worth it if she does. (She's not family but a friend of my SiL who was basically adopted by that side of the fmaily. Anywhoo...)

    Let's not talk about eating or exercise.

    Hope the packrat has found a new place--not AROUND your place to build her nest and that she's not food. I saved a mouse today by accident. I'd found a dead mouse in one of the bird seed buckets a week or so ago. Scooped it out and disposed of it. Started putting the lids on the buckets. Went to scoop out food today, was filling feeders, and all the sudden a mouse jumps off the feeder, scrambles down and under the fence. I really need to turn lights on when I'm scooping seed and need to batten down the lids. It also means I might have to put out traps. :/

    LIVE PD. Check my blog. I'm still laughing. Also, best K-9 moments tonight before the new LIVE RESCUE. And then starting Friday, ELEVEN DAYS of LIVE PD marathon!!! WOOT-WOOT. I told LG I was going to OD on A&E. LOL

    And that's pretty much it for me. Another week. Another stretch in which to get new words down. *sigh* Upward and onward, right?!? Right!

    1. Happy Easter! I hope your day was nice despite the family thing. I'm not sure I could weather a family gathering after all these years. Yay for possibly finding a new reader, though.

      The packrat hasn't been back. We'll see if that sticks. Yay for saving a mouse. Hopefully, it gets the point and runs far far away. But yeah, traps are a good idea.

      I'll head over to your blog and see what the fun's about. Yay for Live PD! And yay for a marathon! But since we only stay up for the first hour, we'll have to watch them all in reruns. Wonder when they'll be televising those...

      Right! Upward and onward! Go kick some wordy butt this week!