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June into July (“Wish I was this cool” Puzzle-Contest — and More!)
Saturday, July 2nd, 2022

UPDATE: The winner is…Margaret!

Let’s just get started on my recap! I have a bunch of s**t to do today! ‘Kay? 🙂


Victoria's Six

Here’s what I managed to accomplish…


  1. I completed writing and published Victoria’s Six—which I hated while I was writing it but love, love, love now! It’s funny how that works.
  2. I completed 4 editing projects for other authors in June!
  3. The bad news? I cancelled the release of Wild Thing. I simply could not squeeze in another book in June. My goal now is to push the book toward the end of the year, releasing it in November or December.


  1. I have not climbed back aboard the Weight Watchers wagon. However, I maintained 25 pounds of my loss since January. Motivation is lagging…
  2. As for physical activity, the pool is finally sparkling clear and warm! I’m swimming at least once a day, usually twice. The little ones don’t have to do more than show up at my door with a quivering bottom lip to talk me into joining them.


  1. After the #100DayChallenge ended in May, so did my artistic ambition. I puttered but painted very, very little. I’m embarrassed to share the “best” of what I produced, but here it goes…


Come hell or high water…

Montana Bounty Hunters: Dead Horse

For work-related, I plan:

  1. To complete and publish my next bounty hunter book, Gabriel!
  2. To revise and compile the Danger Zone trilogy into a single bundle and get it ready for publishing!
  3. To begin work on my next Brotherhood Protectors romantic suspense story.
  4. To complete 3 editing projects in July!

For health related, I plan:

  1. To restart Weight Watchers (count those points!) and hope to lose at least 5 pounds, remembering: Slow is good!
  2. To swim at least one time a day!
  3. To begin some low-impact aerobics. Maybe, I’ll do more housework, too. Gah.

For happiness-related, I plan: 

  1. To participate in an online #fodderchallenge beginning July 5!
  2. To produce at least two finished pieces of art every week!
  3. To blog about art (on my Emerald Casket site) just to keep myself honest! (No one actually has to read it!)


Solve the puzzle then comment on anything you’ve read in this post, share something you plan to do in July, or just tell me what you plan to read…

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17 comments to “June into July (“Wish I was this cool” Puzzle-Contest — and More!)”

  1. Pansy Petal
    · July 2nd, 2022 at 11:10 am · Link

    Well, I think getting Victoria’s Six out on time was fab! I enjoyed that book and the entire Athena Project series! I am looking forward to the next Brotherhood Protectors book. I do love that series! I need to catch up with the Bounty Hunters series. I fell behind. So much to read, so little time. But I am working on it.

  2. Diane Sallans
    · July 2nd, 2022 at 11:40 am · Link

    how wonderful to have a pool, tho it can be a lot of work to get ready for the season & keep clean. Swimming is the best exercise – a lot better for the joints and should help maintain your weight loss. I hope to be with family for a week at the beach in August & the house has a pool! Gathering things to take – haven’t seen most of them in person in over 2 years.

  3. Colleen C.
    · July 2nd, 2022 at 12:03 pm · Link

    Love the pic for the puzzle! 😀
    Will be celebrating my nephew’s b-day!

  4. Kathleen Bylsma
    · July 2nd, 2022 at 12:05 pm · Link

    Good on you! Both the book and the swimming…that’ll ameliorate the WW delay!

  5. Jennifer Beyer
    · July 2nd, 2022 at 12:37 pm · Link

    I’m looking forward to Gabriel. July is going to be crazy busy taking care of family but I’m hoping to keep looking for a job.

  6. Beverly
    · July 2nd, 2022 at 12:59 pm · Link

    Looking forward to a new bounty hunter. I’m going to be enjoying a 10 day visit from my Dad, who lives in Florida & hasn’t been to see us since 2018. Covid kept him staying away…he’s 90 & didn’t want to be sick. But he’s going to make the trip to PA & we’re all excited. And, I’d like to be able to swim every day like you are. I love getting in the pool to swim or just float around. Happy 4th to you!!

  7. K. Campos
    · July 2nd, 2022 at 3:48 pm · Link

    I’m looking forward to Gabriel and to see what’s next for the Brotherhood Series. You’re so lucky to have a pool, but don’t envy having to maintain it clean all the time. I also lost ingest in at after picking it up again for a while, I feel so unmitigated everyone I’m in front of a canvas or my sketchbook. I hope that goes away soon and I can feel motivated to pick up my pencil again.

  8. Deb Robinson
    · July 2nd, 2022 at 5:18 pm · Link

    Wow! You achieved alot, Delilah. And you and your family were sick for a while, too.
    I’ll be looking to you for inspiration when I need a boost.

    For me, July will be about taking a break from writing for a few weeks.

  9. Mary Preston
    · July 2nd, 2022 at 6:16 pm · Link

    3:25 your life sounds very busy.

    My July promises to be quiet – I hope so anyway.

  10. bn100
    · July 2nd, 2022 at 8:40 pm · Link

    fun dog pic

  11. flchen1
    · July 3rd, 2022 at 12:56 am · Link


    We’ll be celebrating the “baby”‘s birthday, and bringing him to another soccer tournament!

    Hooray for Victoria’s Six, and can’t wait for Gabriel!

    I know you’re so busy, but I LOVE seeing your art whenever you make time for it!

  12. Debra Guyette
    · July 3rd, 2022 at 5:39 am · Link

    3:17 I plan on cleaning out my brother’s stuff.

  13. Deb Brown
    · July 8th, 2022 at 7:11 am · Link

    Working on the music library at church. Doing a lot of reading. It’s nice to be retired

  14. Margaret
    · July 8th, 2022 at 10:14 am · Link

    I know you can get back on your self care. If you do not take care of you, how can you take care of anyone else? Food for thought. I am heading to Charleston in a few weeks and then off to Italy at the end of the summer to visit my parents’ home towns.

  15. Mary McCoy
    · July 8th, 2022 at 12:57 pm · Link

    Love that dog! Slow is good!

  16. Eileen Airey
    · July 8th, 2022 at 3:20 pm · Link

    I don’t know how you find the time to do all that you do. Please don’t forget to take care of you. I am going for slow and relaxing. Celebrating my oldest son’s birthday.

  17. Delilah
    · July 14th, 2022 at 1:42 pm · Link

    Thanks for your support and sharing comments! The winner of the Amazon gift card is…Margaret!

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