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January, going, going, almost gone! (Contest)
Thursday, January 31st, 2019

UPDATE: The winner is…Laura LeCapelain!

Can you believe January is almost gone? I’m old enough I still can’t believe we’re 19 years into the new century!

January zipped right past me! And what did I accomplish? Not as much as I’d hoped, but I was still pretty darn productive…

January’s Work

First, I wrote and published Animal! Woot! Book 7 of the Montana Bounty Hunter series! Feels so strange to say that because I feel like I just finished Reaper (Book #1!).


I edited two fellow authors’ stories. One a novella, one a very long novel! I’m actually wrapping up that one today!

I’m teaching a plotting bootcamp with some very shy authors who haven’t taxed me nearly enough with questions!!!! So, time-wise, I guess I’m getting off lucky there.

And lastly, I’ve been reading, reading, reading stories for my Stranded anthology. Wish I could say I have my decisions all wrapped up, but I don’t. That may take me another week. šŸ™

So, it was a busy, productive month for this very tired and stressed-out author-editor-teacher… I did manage to make time for some fun treasure-hunting trips (thrift store shopping!) with my dd, so it wasn’t all work and no play!

February’s Goals

February looks horrendous!!!! I’m almost scared to turn the calendar page to think about it. I have one novella to write (Big Sky Wedding), another to finish (Hot Zone). I have at least three editing projects booked. (Doesn’t sound like much, but when I bookend them with my own writing schedule… Gah!) And I have to finish a short story before the end of the month, because I want to wrap up the With His SEAL Team mini-series. We’ll see… And I do have to wrap up the Stranded stories and begin editing that whopper of a book!

Aside from the writing/editing gig, I want to re-open my Etsy store, so I’m hoping to make time to sit in my craft room and make pretty things. I don’t make any money doing it—certainly, not enough to pay for my passion—but it’s stress relief, and I need more of that! I want to add things other than jewelry to my Etsy store, like painted boxes, junk-store refurbs, etc. Fun things that will help make some of my thrift store hoard dwindle!

I hope your January is ending with a bang and that you managed to check off some of the items on your To Do list!


Tell me what things you checked off January’s To do list for a chance to win a $5 Amazon gift card!

8 comments to “January, going, going, almost gone! (Contest)”

  1. LauraLeCapelain
    · January 31st, 2019 at 11:09 am · Link

    I do not have a list for January. From Thursday to Sunday I live in Windsor Ontario, looking after my 86-year-old aunt and visiting my dad who has been in the hospital since the first Friday of December. On January 1 my dad had his leg amputated from just above the knee. He is still having a few complications from that he also has failed kidneys so heā€™s on dialysis four times a day.

    From Sunday afternoon to Thursday afternoon Iā€™m at home. I go to work fire in a living and then Thursday afternoon I leave for Windsor.

    This is my routine and it will remain my routine until something changes.

  2. Colleen C.
    · January 31st, 2019 at 12:50 pm · Link

    I got in a bunch of reading… finished one project I was doing… got some weeding done… need to do some more… they were bad this time…

  3. Kristen Guthery
    · January 31st, 2019 at 5:00 pm · Link

    Finished Ainimal āœ“ Finished 2 long term cleaning projects āœ“ Got taxes done āœ“ Pretty productive month.

  4. Jennifer Beyer
    · January 31st, 2019 at 5:26 pm · Link

    I didn’t complete my January goal of cleaning out my office but I made good progress. I’ve moved it to my February list! Oh goody.

  5. Mary Preston
    · January 31st, 2019 at 5:30 pm · Link

    I didn’t have any major goals for January. The month just hummed along nicely.

  6. Debra Guyette
    · February 1st, 2019 at 7:34 am · Link

    On my list. I am having company from the UK. I just want to make it through.

  7. flchen1
    · February 1st, 2019 at 8:00 pm · Link

    Not sure I had a list, but all the scheduled work I had for January was done on time… I need to check the calendar for what I have coming up! Hugs, Delilah!

  8. Delilah
    · February 2nd, 2019 at 10:17 am · Link

    Thanks for playing, ladies! The winner of the Amazon gift card is Laura! Congrats! Email me at to arrange delivery!

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