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April into May (Contest — and more contests!)
Sunday, May 1st, 2022

UPDATE: The winner is…Carol Cox!


Dark Seduction

April was extremely busy for me, but I didn’t make as much forward progress as I wanted on…well…everything!

Here’s what I managed to accomplish…


  1. I revised and re-published the sequel to Dark Legacy, which is book #2 in the Dark Realm series, Dark Seduction. It’s a full-length novel, so it took some time!
  2. I completed 5 editing projects for other authors in April! Two of them were last-minute, thrown over the fence at me, but I got them done!
  3. I’m six chapters into my next book!


  1. I’m continuing with Weight Watchers and can proudly say that I’ve lost 28 pounds as of today! I’m not pushing to lose fast because I like how I feel (which is a good thing because I only lost 5 pounds this month!). I’ll continue my daily mantra: Slow is good!
  2. I didn’t do so well increasing my activity.


  1. I’m continuing to work on the #100DayProject art challenge! It’s still HARD fitting in playtime, but here are a few samples of what I finished…




Here’s me putting this out in the world…

For work-related, I plan:

  1. To revise and compile the Danger Zone trilogy into a single bundle and publish it!
  2. To complete my next romantic suspense story.
  3. To begin work on my next Hot SEAL story!
  4. To complete 4 editing projects in May!

For health-related, I plan:

  1. To continue with Weight Watchers and hope to lose at least 5 pounds, remembering: Slow is good!
  2. To get the pool ready and begin swimming!
  3. To begin some low-impact aerobics, which will include a video workout, plus, add some outdoor activities, like pool maintenance and blowing the patio—counting the things I should already be doing to get ready for pool season. Maybe I’ll do more housework, too.

For happiness-related, I plan: 

  1. To continue working on getting my art room better organized, because I plan…
  2. To produce something art-related every day this month for the #100DayProject art challenge!


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14 comments to “April into May (Contest — and more contests!)”

  1. Laura
    · May 1st, 2022 at 10:07 am · Link


    “To revise and compile the Danger Zone trilogy into a single bundle and publish it!”

    This thrills me very much especially if you publish it in paperback. You know I’ll be ordering it immediately.

    Congratulations on the weight loss. I have not had the best luck on that myself.

  2. Colleen C.
    · May 1st, 2022 at 1:23 pm · Link

    My reading lately has been a bunch of Single Dad romances… see if I continue on that trope this week or if something else calls out to me! Happy May! 😀

  3. Ani
    · May 1st, 2022 at 1:46 pm · Link

    restarted weight watchers

  4. bn100
    · May 1st, 2022 at 4:10 pm · Link


  5. Debra Guyette
    · May 1st, 2022 at 5:14 pm · Link

    I am thinking of joining WW.

  6. Carol Cox
    · May 1st, 2022 at 6:30 pm · Link

    I’m trying to lose some weight . I truly don’t like carrots and cucumbers but if it helps lower my cholesterol and makes me healthier I’m all for it. Plus I finally weaned myself off soda

  7. Carol Cox
    · May 1st, 2022 at 6:33 pm · Link

    I’m trying to eat better Green tea and carrots and cucumbers are becoming my best friends.

  8. Jennifer Beyer
    · May 1st, 2022 at 7:47 pm · Link

    The painting of the single red flower made me scroll back to look at it again. It’s really pretty!

  9. K. Campos
    · May 1st, 2022 at 8:26 pm · Link

    I’m planning on reading a friends-to-lovers romance. And I’m trying to get back to painting and starting my own small business, fingers-crossed it happens this month. The single flower and vase paintings look great!

  10. Mary Preston
    · May 1st, 2022 at 9:49 pm · Link

    I’m loving the art work. No swimming here, we are going into Winter.

  11. Jolene
    · May 2nd, 2022 at 7:42 pm · Link

    I went back to the gym today. I am planning on going regularly. I would like to lose at least 10 pounds before July 1st.
    I finished my upstairs bathroom and I started on my downstairs bathroom. I am planning to be finished this week. Looking at the things I did by myself and how good they look when I am done brings me joy.
    I downloaded the new Mel Robbins book Stop Saying Your fine.
    I love your art work. I have your postcard at my desk and it makes me smile.

  12. Beverly
    · May 2nd, 2022 at 9:20 pm · Link

    I am really living your 100 day projects…they are beautiful. I certainly wish I were able to paint. Good job on the weight loss…& I agree slow is good. I’m in agreement about getting the pool ready…we only have a small one but I’m looking forward to getting in there and splashing around.

  13. ButtonsMom2003
    · May 5th, 2022 at 4:22 pm · Link

    I’m continuing with my alternate fasting eating plan. The weight loss has slowed down but I count it was a win that I’m still losing and haven’t gained anything in the last 18 months – something that’s pretty unheard of for me.

    I’m trying desperately to get caught up on things I need to do around the house and also to finish reading books that I’ve had to push aside for various reasons.

  14. Delilah
    · May 15th, 2022 at 8:00 am · Link

    Thanks so much for all your great advice!

    The winner of the gift card is…Carol Cox!

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