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January Wrap Up! What’s Coming in February!
Sunday, January 31st, 2021

January Wrap Up

January was a pretty cool month. I ticked off several things on my 2021 plan. So far, I’m keeping to The Plan. I do have one every year, but then life happens and things slip or disappear. But so far (I still have today to get through 🙂 ), I’m right on the mark.

I finished writing and published a book — Preacher. I really enjoyed writing it, and it looks like readers are loving it, so whew! Check

I set up the pre-order and began work on the next Montana Bounty Hunter, Hardman, and have three chapters under my belt! Check

Preacher Hardman

I completed two full sets of edits for author-clients, and have two more to carry over into February. Check

My daughter restarted my Delilah Devlin Instagram and took it over, making and posting book memes for me. Something I’ve been completely haphazard about doing. Now, my Insta looks like an author lives there. 🙂 Check

With her help and pushing, I started a new FB group as a place to hang out with fans. We’ve set it up but haven’t done any big events yet, like author takeover days, but that’s coming. In the meantime, we’ve had fun with giveaways and sharing exercises. It’s been a pretty fun thing, and thank you, Kelly, for pushing me over the ledge. So, FB group, Delilah’s Corner. Check

I’ve read through roughly 1/3 of the short stories submitted for the upcoming edition of the Cowboys: Boys Behaving Badly Anthology. Check

Also, during the month, I posted plenty of fun commentary, ran numerous contests, and had many wonderful guests. Maintaining this site is work, too! Check

Already, that’s a lot, but I have one more thing to do today…

If you’ve been following me for very long, you’ll remember that I did this art challenge last year, and I posted a boatload of pics of things I completed. Well, it starts again today, so hopefully, I have room to add one more thing to my daily To Do List without capsizing that boat.

Coming in February

February will be cram-jammed. I want to complete Hardman and start on the last in the Beau Reve Coven series, Dark Moon. If Hardman takes me longer to wrap up than I’ve planned for, then I have to push out Dark Moon and start on Hot SEAL, In His Memory first, because that one has a hard due date (April 27th).

Dark Moon Hot SEAL, In His Memory
Hardman has a release date on Amazon of March 23rd, but if I finish it early, I may move the release to the end of February or early March, so be watching for that announcement!

I have a ton of short stories to still read through and make decisions regarding which stories will be in Cowboys: Boys Behaving Badly Anthology.

I have two sets of author-client edits to finish up and three more to work on in February.

I have 28 days, therefore 28 art projects, to complete in February.

Plus, I’m going to put together a box set of previously published books and run some special deals. So, be watching for that, too!

I think that’s enough, right? Okay, laid out like that, I’m a little nervous. Will you give me an attagirl? And I don’t mind a little nagging throughout the month… 

11 comments to “January Wrap Up! What’s Coming in February!”

  1. Katherine Smits
    · January 31st, 2021 at 8:30 am · Link

    Wow! I’m amazed at how much you accomplish. You rock! And I love the covers. Do you create your own?

  2. Laura
    · January 31st, 2021 at 8:43 am · Link

    You have 51 days until Hardman’s release.

    My plan is to work very seriously at losing weight. I’ve been ‘trying’ to lose weight for 28 yrs. although I have had good run at it during that time but something would come along and I would fall off the wagon and stay off it for some time. So I decided before 2021 started that I would dedicate a year to losing the weight. I have completed the first 4 weeks and only lapsed 2 days. I’m keeping track of my exercise days on a calendar on my fridge and on a separate sheet I’m keeping track of my ‘on track days’ with food. During the second week I had 2 days where I ate foods not on plan.

    My other goal this year is to read more books from my TBR list and not so many books on my ‘I have already read’ list. Last year I reread more books than read new books.

    Now for my life goal I’m hoping to get more perennial flowers planted this year. Covid last year and my number knee put me behind schedule in planting. I’m trying to raise bees for honey and last year I didn’t see many bees in my area so I need to attract more bees by planting more flowers.

    My knee is showing signs of being heeled to the point I am walking 97% of the time without a limp. I still can’t get down on the ground and get up again but I like that I can walk better.

  3. Denise Fidler
    · January 31st, 2021 at 10:54 am · Link

    Hot damn you got a lot accomplished. Good for you! I got some smaller projects I’ve been meaning to do done yesterday. Perhaps I’ll keep a list of the little projects I need to do and then mark them off when they are done. It should give me a good sense of accomplishment.

  4. Michelle
    · January 31st, 2021 at 11:10 am · Link

    Atta girl! Go for it! You got this! Use that daily planner 🙂 did you know the echo show has daily routine reminders, I find myself interested, but likely to ignore alerts.. .hmmm

  5. flchen1
    · January 31st, 2021 at 8:45 pm · Link

    You rock, Delilah! Love hearing about all you’ve already accomplished this year–you’re amazing!

  6. Delilah
    · February 1st, 2021 at 11:52 am · Link

    Katherine! I find the art then give them to my sister, Elle James, who does the cover magic!

  7. Delilah
    · February 1st, 2021 at 11:54 am · Link

    Laura! Your goals are awesome! I joined Weight Watchers, but need to put a start date on my calender. Are you doing any particular exercise plan? I’m looking for something an old fat lady can do without having a heart attack!

    And I love bees!!! Are you going to harvest honey or simply want to give bees somewhere to feed?

  8. Delilah
    · February 1st, 2021 at 11:55 am · Link

    Denise! Yes! There’s something really satisfying about checking things off a list!

  9. Delilah
    · February 1st, 2021 at 11:55 am · Link

    Fedora! The echo show? Will have to look that up!

  10. Laura
    · February 1st, 2021 at 12:58 pm · Link

    Because of my bum knee for over a Year’s are use a Cubii. If you want to know more about it messenger me and I’ll send you a picture and a link. The QB allows you to sit and exercise. It’s also easy on the knees.

    I want to be able to harvest honey and give me is a safe place to live. My goal in 10 years is to have my entire acreage dedicated to flowers and trees for bees and butterflies.

  11. Katherine Smits
    · February 1st, 2021 at 1:06 pm · Link

    You are both so talented!

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