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September into October (Contest)
Saturday, September 30th, 2023

UPDATE: The winner is…Colleen C!


Hard Knox Gunn's Mission Eye of the Storm


  1. I completed work on Book #2 of We Are Dead Horse, MT — Hard Knox — and released it!
  2. I wrote over a third of my upcoming book, Gunn’s Mission! (Have you pre-ordered your copy?!)
  3. I revised and published an erotic/menage short story that was originally published by Harlequin Spice years ago—Eye of the Storm.
  4. I completed 6 editing projects for other authors in September.


  1. Swimming ended for me after my trip to my sister’s place in North Arkansas because I came home to a green pool.
  2. Through medicines and some diet tweaking, I’ve managed to keep my blood pressure down to 130-150. I haven’t had a bad spike in a while.


  1. I have been working on and making more great progress organizing my art room, getting ready for the next push for art shows and reopening my Etsy store. I have accumulated the supplies I need to begin painting in encaustic wax BUT HAVEN’T DONE IT YET because I’ve been buried in work.
  2. As for making new art, again, work has kept me too busy to do much. I attended the monthly art guild meeting, and as a group, we worked on sketching cats. The only piece of art I completed this month was this cat, which I watercolored yesterday because I wanted SOMETHING to share…



Gunn's Mission

For work-related, I plan:

  1. To complete writing Gunn’s Mission, a Brotherhood Protectors story,  which releases on October 17th!
  2. To begin & hopefully complete work on a standalone story I’ve been dying to write for years and years, called Little Green Dreams. We’ll see.
  3. To complete 5 editing projects in October!

For health related, I plan:

  1. To not make promises about counting points for my Weight Watchers diet, because it’s that time of year and I know I’d be setting myself up for failure. However, I will try to make healthier choices!
  2. To continue to reduce salt, processed food, and incorporate foods good for blood pressure (spinach, broccoli, bananas).
  3. To acquire and begin using a treadmill.
  4. To do more housework because my art room isn’t finished! Cleaning is exercise, too.

For happiness-related, I plan: 

  1. To work on art and jewelry-making to get ready for the Art Festival this month!


Comment on anything you’ve read in this post. Tell me what you’re doing to make yourself happier and healthier, or tell me what you plan to read in October…
Like I said, comment on anything for a chance to win a $5 Amazon gift card!

13 comments to “September into October (Contest)”

  1. Mary McCoy
    · September 30th, 2023 at 8:26 am · Link

    Glad to hear about your blood pressure and I love that cat picture! Concentrating on decluttering for now.

  2. Steph
    · September 30th, 2023 at 9:27 am · Link

    I’m glad to hear your BP is stabilizing. I’m working on my health and wellness as well and continuing to eat properly and lose weight. I’ve got such a long list of want I want to read but I need to read Hard Knox soon. I’m celebrating my BD tomorrow so I’m having breakfast with my sis and family then who knows lol.

  3. Colleen C.
    · September 30th, 2023 at 11:40 am · Link

    Your painting makes me smile! 🙂
    Looking forward to the temps going down… love October!

  4. Mary Preston
    · September 30th, 2023 at 5:50 pm · Link

    You have been busy. I had not heard of encaustic wax before.

    I’m walking twice a day, which I actually enjoy.

  5. Beverly
    · September 30th, 2023 at 8:10 pm · Link

    Good to know your blood pressure has been more regulated for you. And I’m sorry to hear about the pool…I’ve been there too many times. I’ve got to get Hard Knox on my kindle….

  6. flchen
    · September 30th, 2023 at 8:14 pm · Link

    Hugs, Delilah! So good for you on keeping your blood pressure regulated! And yeah, cleaning is definitely exercise–spent some time scrubbing the bathrooms today, LOL! Excited about Gunn!

  7. Jennifer Beyer
    · September 30th, 2023 at 8:16 pm · Link

    Cleaning is excellent exercise and you feel so accomplished when you are done!

  8. Sara D
    · September 30th, 2023 at 10:27 pm · Link

    Love the cat picture. Read ‘Eye of the Storm’, fun read but was not sure where to file it under with the other Delilah books as really does not fit in with rest. As for me, I have my blood sugar under control finally and my last blood draw for doctor was at 7, so she figured this next one will put me back to pre-diabetic.

  9. BN
    · September 30th, 2023 at 11:03 pm · Link


  10. ButtonsMom
    · September 30th, 2023 at 11:25 pm · Link

    Right now I’m concentrating on catching up on reading and reviewing. I lost almost two weeks when I fell and broke my leg. I’m doing well and staying in an assisted living facility until the doctor says I can put weight on my leg again – hopefully only 6 more weeks.

  11. Debra Guyette
    · October 1st, 2023 at 5:11 am · Link

    I am trying to incorporate better food choices this month as well.

  12. miki
    · October 1st, 2023 at 10:22 am · Link

    i underwent my exams for thyroide so now we are trying to ight the right dose of medice but i think i can see some improvement so for health i will continue on that then try to do more exercise
    for work i will try to dare more advertisement and house i want to keep reorganising to gain room and to find a way to insulate better

  13. Delilah
    · October 13th, 2023 at 3:22 am · Link

    Thanks for your comments everyone, and it’s heartening to see there are people out there with goals as well!

    The winner of the GC, chosen by a random number generators, is…#3 — Colleen C!

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