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June into July (Contest)
Friday, June 30th, 2023

UPDATE: The winner is…Mary Preston!


Along Came a Spider

  1. I revised and re-published a story that was originally part of an Entangled anthology, Along Came a Spider on June 27th!
  2. I began writing the next Montana Bounty Hunters: We Are Dead Horse, MT Jackson!
  3. I settled on the theme for the next Boys Behaving Badly Anthology — Secret Identities!
  4. I completed 3 editing projects for other authors in June.


  1. I’ve been swimming almost every day. Sometimes, twice a day.
  2. Through medicines and some diet tweaking, I’ve managed to get my blood pressure down. Not enough, and not without an occasional spike, but it’s so much better.


  1. I have been working on and making great progress organizing my art room, getting ready for the next push for art shows and reopening my Etsy store.
  2. I finished #the100dayproject online art challenge! Here are some of my last pieces I completed in the beginning of June…




For work-related, I plan:

  1. To complete writing and publish Jackson, the next in my Montana Bounty Hunters: Dead Horse, MT series which releases on July 11th!
  2. To complete 4 editing projects in July!

For health related, I plan:

  1. To swim at least once a day!
  2. To resume counting those points for my Weight Watchers diet and hopefully shed at least 5 pounds, remembering, as always: Slow is good!
  3. To continue to reduce salt, processed food, and incorporate foods good for blood pressure (spinach, broccoli, bananas, red wine).
  4. To begin walking and counting my steps.
  5. To do more housework because my art room isn’t finished! Cleaning is exercise, too.

For happiness-related, I plan: 

  1. To spend quality time with the family—movie nights, swim-time, making fun meals together!
  2. To participate in and complete a free art workshop, the Fodder Challenge 2023!


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

13 comments to “June into July (Contest)”

  1. miki
    · June 30th, 2023 at 9:53 am · Link

    i plan to read the next book in the paramilitary series by renee jagger and i plan to write to my penpal as soon as postal service strike stops. Health side i will try to get the appointment i need and should have done already

  2. Colleen C.
    · June 30th, 2023 at 1:28 pm · Link

    I will read whichever books grab my attention next… help my sister with her recovery after major surgery, enjoy some family BBQs, etc…

  3. flchen
    · June 30th, 2023 at 1:39 pm · Link

    LOVE seeing your art, Delilah! And can’t wait for Jackson! I’m anticipating foot surgery mid-month, so I’m loading up the TBR in anticipation, LOL!

  4. Laura
    · June 30th, 2023 at 2:37 pm · Link

    Well during June I celebrated my 58th birthday. Had the wind knock my cake out of my hands taking it back into the house so it landed upside down on the ground. At least I got a piece. But it was a sign. I have also been very diligent with my diet since then and have lost 5 lbs this month. Go me. I read 6 submissions for a publisher. I have read 43 books in June for pleasure and have Beta read for one author and beta reading for another. I love being retired.

    July I’m not

  5. Mary Preston
    · June 30th, 2023 at 10:47 pm · Link

    I’m loving the artwork. I am walking a lot right now and enjoying it.

  6. Sara D
    · July 1st, 2023 at 3:44 pm · Link

    I am looking forward to both the next MNH, Dead Horse and the Boys Behaving Badly: Secret Identities. I finally have my Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar under control. Took about 4 months of trying different meds and foods, but both Dr and I are happy where the numbers are. Good luck and you will get to the magic number. Love the Art work.

  7. BN
    · July 2nd, 2023 at 3:46 pm · Link

    exercise more

  8. Jennifer Beyer
    · July 2nd, 2023 at 4:37 pm · Link

    I’m looking forward to more We Are Dead Horse. The books make me smile.

  9. Beverly
    · July 2nd, 2023 at 6:35 pm · Link

    I love the Secret Identities for the next Boys Behaving Badly Anthology. This could May way for some interesting stories. I admire your commitment to your swimming & walking like you’re doing. I’ve enjoyed seeing all your paintings from your challenge…there were so many that I would love to see framed & hanging up.

  10. Debra Guyette
    · July 3rd, 2023 at 6:07 am · Link

    I love how you spell out your goals. I should try that but then I would not meet them and would be depressed.

  11. kerry pruett
    · July 5th, 2023 at 2:58 pm · Link

    I recently read a series by Sadie Kincaid New York Ruthless: Ryan Saga. It was so good and so hot it will melt your panties right off.

    I plan on working on my diet and adding exercise to my daily routine so that I can lose this extra weight I have and get my blood pressure down. I want to be able to do some hiking while we are traveling.

  12. Delilah
    · July 10th, 2023 at 10:59 am · Link

    Thanks to everyone for sharing!!

    The winner of the GC (chosen by a random number generator) is…Mary Preston!

  13. Mary Preston
    · July 10th, 2023 at 7:20 pm · Link

    Thank you.

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