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August into September (Contest)
Thursday, September 1st, 2022

UPDATE: The winner is…ButtonsMom2003!

This is my end-of-month wrap-up (like you’re really interested 🙂 ), but I need to do it because maybe I’ll work a little harder knowing someone is watching…


Here’s what I accomplished…


  1. I revised and republished “What a Wolf Wants” — an erotic short story set in my Dark Realm world—after I offered it for FREE for one week to my readers.
  2. I completed 5 editing projects for other authors in August.
  3. I wrote the first chapter of my next Brotherhood Protectors story! Progress! (I know that’s not much writing, but those editing projects really killed my schedule!)


  1. I did not climb back aboard the Weight Watchers wagon until August 29th. However, I continued to maintain my 25 pounds of loss since January. I have a theory that my body has “reset” its starvation thermometer, so hopefully, I’ll experience a nice first week drop before I plateau again. At least, I’m hoping my theory is right. LOL
  2. As for physical activity, I swam every single day (except for one stormy day), and half of the month, I swam twice a day! Have to make the investment in those pool chemicals worth it, dammit.


  1. I was knee-deep in planning activities with my local art guild. I mingled with real people. I attended one “art day” at the center and the monthly meeting.
  2. I inventoried all the art I have already that I can offer for sale at the Festival of the Arts in September.
  3. I worked on pieces for this year’s Festival. Nothing wonderful yet, but I’m a little out of practice.
  4. Here are a few of my recent pieces…




Guarding Hannah  

For work-related, I plan:

  1. To complete a story set in my sister’s Brotherhood Protectors world, Guarding Hannah!
  2. To revise and compile the Danger Zone trilogy into a single box set/print book bundle and publish it in September!
  3. To plot and begin writing Hard Knox, my first We Are Dead Horse story!
  4. To complete 4 editing projects in September!

For health related, I plan:

  1. To continue counting those points for my Weight Watchers diet (I hate that word) and hopefully shed at least 5 pounds, remembering, as always: Slow is good!
  2. To swim as often as I can! Mid-September is when the water starts getting a little too nippy…
  3. To begin some low-impact aerobics. I’ll dedicate myself to doing more housework, too, because my art room is a disaster!

For happiness-related, I plan: 

  1. To produce at least four finished pieces of art every week!
  2. To blog about art (on my Emerald Casket site) just to keep myself honest! (No one actually has to read it! No one except my pal Susan does!)


Comment on anything you’ve read in this post. Tell me what you’re doing to make yourself happier and healthier. Tell me what you plan to read…

Like I said, comment on anything for a chance to win a $5 Amazon gift card!

13 comments to “August into September (Contest)”

  1. miki
    · September 1st, 2022 at 9:43 am · Link

    i can’t wait for the danger zone trilogy, i wish i had a pool to swim daily think it has been 3y since i i got an opportunity to swim

  2. Delilah
    · September 1st, 2022 at 10:35 am · Link

    I’m glad you’re looking forward to the box set! And I’m very, very lucky to have a pool. I know.

  3. Beverly
    · September 1st, 2022 at 12:51 pm · Link

    I am looking forward to that Danger Zone box set. I’ve not read these & that’ll give me a chance to get the 3. You’re doing well with maintaining the weight loss…sometimes that’s more difficult. And, I am loving seeing your painted works. They are all so very nice.

  4. Colleen C
    · September 1st, 2022 at 3:58 pm · Link

    I enjoy seeing your paintings! Right now I am focusing on my sister… she started chemo this week. Positive thoughts!

  5. Mary Preston
    · September 1st, 2022 at 5:55 pm · Link

    A busy time.

    I’m all for mingling with real people. I find this energises me.

  6. flchen1
    · September 1st, 2022 at 9:42 pm · Link

    So good for you, Delilah! Hugs! Definitely looking forward to more from you storywise and artwise–you always amaze!!

  7. bn100
    · September 2nd, 2022 at 12:29 am · Link


    · September 3rd, 2022 at 9:53 am · Link

    Since I have developed some kidney problems (some things suck about being in your 80s!) I am working on adjusting my diet. Many of the things that are not recommended don’t bother me, since I either didn’t eat them at all or very rarely, but bananas and tomatoes were a complete and unhappy surprise!

  9. ButtonsMom2003
    · September 4th, 2022 at 2:42 am · Link

    I’m continuing the alternate fasting plan I started 2 years ago. I’m no longer losing but I’m not gaining and for me that is a win. On the days that I eat I pretty much eat whatever I want so I love that part.

    I’m doing two fun book related things s in September. Books at the Beach Sept. 8-10 and in late September I’ve traveling to Boston to meet up with one of my favorite British authors who will be in the US on vacation.

    Oh, and I love looking at your artwork on The Emerald Casket! 🥰🥰

  10. Mary McCoy
    · September 5th, 2022 at 4:21 pm · Link

    Delilah I get exhausted just reading about all your activities! I am trying to walk more each day.

  11. Jeanine Lesperance
    · September 10th, 2022 at 12:42 pm · Link

    I think water exercise is the best thing ever. My body seems to respond best to this

  12. Delilah
    · September 12th, 2022 at 5:14 am · Link

    Thanks for playing, everyone!

    The pool was really chilly yesterday. Those shorter days and cool nights are making it uncomfortable. 🙁

    Carol, I understand about tomatoes and bananas. Are you watching your vitamin K? My dad LOVED tomatoes and grew his own, but had to give them up, too.

    The winner of the gift card is (chosen by random number generator) is…#9, ButtonsMom2003!

  13. ButtonsMom2003
    · September 12th, 2022 at 11:51 am · Link

    Thank you, Delilah! 🥰

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