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October into November (Contest)
Tuesday, October 31st, 2023

UPDATE: The winner is…flchen!


Gunn's Mission


  1. Gunn’s Mission released on October 17th and is still going strong (see today’s ranking?)! Thanks to everyone who picked up a copy!
  2. I began work on a standalone book, Little Green Dreams (follow the link to pre-order!)! Something I’ve been thinking about writing for years. (I don’t have a cover yet!)
  3. I set up pre-orders for two more books, Malcolm (Book #10 of Montana Bounty Hunters: Dead Horse, MT) and What Happens in Bozeman (Book #3 of We Are Dead Horse, MT).
  4. I completed 3 editing projects for other authors in October.


  1. I have not been exercising enough. Without the pool to run to every day, I’m falling off the wagon.
  2. Through medicines and some diet tweaking, I’ve managed to keep my blood pressure down to 135-155. I had one bad spike this month.


  1. I participated in the local art festival! Wind knocked down a panel full of framed art, which hit my sales hard, but it was still satisfying to see how many people appreciated my art and bought tons of bookmarks and postcards.
  2. I am still working on and making more great progress organizing my art room, getting ready for the next arts and craft show in December, and then the reopening my Etsy store.
  3. As for making new art, again, work has kept me too busy to do much. But I have renewed energy here at the last of the month. Right now, I’m just trying to refill my stock of the small things. Here are some examples…



For work-related, I plan:

  1. To compile the stories in my Triplehorn Brand trilogy into an ebook and print box set for publication this month! Be looking for it!
  2. To complete writing Little Green Dreams which will release in December!
  3. To complete 4 editing projects in November!

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—emphasizing no late night snacking!
  2. To continue to reduce salt, processed food, and incorporate foods good for blood pressure (spinach, broccoli, bananas).
  3. To pay attention to my daily steps, trips up and down the stairs, and to incorporate some chair exercises.
  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 ornament-making to get ready for a local arts and crafts event in December!


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

13 comments to “October into November (Contest)”

  1. Colleen C.
    · October 31st, 2023 at 12:32 pm · Link

    This month flew by… now I will start my holiday shopping… definitely take time to read and relax… see what books call to me! 🙂

  2. Diane Sallans
    · October 31st, 2023 at 12:40 pm · Link

    Can’t believe it’s already Halloween – no rain & not too cold so I hope to get enough trick-r-treaters so I don’t have much leftover candy. Rhys Bowen has a new Lady Georgie cozy mystery coming out 11/7 that I’m looking forward to. You certainly got a lot done in October & have a great plan for November – hope you’ll have a good month.

  3. Stacey Kinzebach
    · October 31st, 2023 at 2:38 pm · Link

    I have started walking a little over a mile, twice a week to help with health issues.
    Thank you for the chance

  4. Mary Preston
    · October 31st, 2023 at 3:55 pm · Link

    I’m not exercising enough now. What with the very high temperatures and smoke from the bush fires. I’m not out walking as much as usual. I think the whole state is on fire.

  5. Jackie Wisherd
    · October 31st, 2023 at 8:31 pm · Link

    For November I plan to read an Agatha Christy book and a James Patterson book.

  6. BN
    · October 31st, 2023 at 10:25 pm · Link

    eating healthy

  7. Sara D
    · November 1st, 2023 at 12:45 am · Link

    Looking forward to the Triplehorn Brand book.

    For me, I had another fall and a cousin that did not have a place to stay has moved in with me to help me. So it’s a win/win for both of us.

  8. Debra Guyette
    · November 1st, 2023 at 6:52 am · Link

    I too am struggling with exercise. I finally got a pump for my legs so I am hoping for less pain. Then I can start walking.

    · November 1st, 2023 at 12:45 pm · Link

    I am trying to be less bitter about being stuck in a power chair or using a walker all the time. I had a hard mtime accepting this happening . So I decided to stop crying and work harder to get more use out of my body and stop thewing myself pity parties and do something about it. It may never change but maybe I can end some of the pain I live with.

  10. flchen
    · November 2nd, 2023 at 10:10 pm · Link

    I’m loving your floral bookmarks, Delilah! And working on regaining more mobility in the toe joint I had surgery on…

  11. ButtonsMom
    · November 4th, 2023 at 8:12 pm · Link

    I got my leg brace off earlier this week so for my happiness goal I’m slowly learning to walk on it again. Eight weeks of not bearing weight has left lots of stuff stiff and it’s possible that I may still have some soft-tissue damage going on.

    Your bookmarks are always so lovely to see.

  12. Mary McCoy
    · November 5th, 2023 at 12:11 pm · Link

    Love your art. Working on moderation in eating.

  13. Delilah
    · November 9th, 2023 at 7:10 pm · Link

    Thanks for the encouragement, y’all!

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

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