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April into May (Contest)
Tuesday, April 30th, 2024

UPDATE: The winner is…Debra Guyette!


Tyson's Mission


  1. I completed work on Tyson’s Mission, my next Brotherhood Protectors book & it was published! (Thank you to everyone who bought the book!)
  2. I completed reading short stories for inclusion in my upcoming Secret Identities: A Boys Behaving Badly Anthology. Plus, I made the selections. We have a roster!
  3. I completed 5 editing projects for other authors in April.
  4. I found art and set up the pre-order for my upcoming book, Cyrus.


  1. I haven’t done well taking care of myself this month. I ate too many salty, fatty foods and didn’t monitor my blood pressure!
  2. I injured my knee and spent much of the month with either a brace on my knee or leaning on a cane. Thankfully, the past couple of days, it’s been so much better.
  3. The only good thing I did was drinking one cup of Turmeric tea a day and upping my water intake.


  1. I continued working on the #the100dayproject art challenge.
  2. Here are some examples of art projects I completed in April:


For work-related, I plan:

  1. To write most of Cyrus, the first of my new MBH in Yellowstone series, and which will release in June.
  2. To complete 4 editing projects in April!
  3. To edit the stories in the upcoming collection—Secret Identities: A Boys Behaving Badly Anthology! I’ll also find cover art for the book and begin work on the Collections website with the book’s information.
  4. To revise and prepare for publication the books in my erotic romance series, Delta Heat. I’ll republish three of the stories in May.

For health related, I plan:

  1. To start back on my Weight Watchers diet, because it’s time to get serious! I HAVE to get back in the saddle!
  2. To reduce salt and processed food, and incorporate foods good for blood pressure (spinach, broccoli, bananas) and my liver (apple cider vinegar, flax seeds, sunflower seeds).
  3. To begin daily workouts using my recumbent bike and some chair yoga exercises now that my knee is cooperating.
  4. To take my BP every day and log it!
  5. I’ll get the pool ready and hopefully begin swimming before the end of the month!

For happiness-related, I plan: 

  1. To continue #the100daychallenge where I’ll be painting something every single day!
  2. To spend time with the family—movies and pool—once school lets out!


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 May

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

17 comments to “April into May (Contest)”

  1. Deb Brown
    · April 30th, 2024 at 6:23 am · Link

    To try and get more sleep. Read more rather than playing games on IPAD. in general try to take better care of myself.

  2. Mary Preston
    · April 30th, 2024 at 6:39 am · Link

    I’m loving the art work
    I have arthritis in my knees, so have been trying to lose weight,to lessen the strain. Going well.

  3. Debra Guyette
    · April 30th, 2024 at 7:26 am · Link

    I need to start on changing my eating habits

  4. Steph
    · April 30th, 2024 at 7:48 am · Link

    I love your art! I plan on getting my exercise in and hopefully buying a house. That will help me stay on track with food as most of my cookware is in storage.

  5. Rebecca
    · April 30th, 2024 at 9:28 am · Link

    Super happy about the book! Looking forward! You keep doing you making you healthier & happier! Health is wealth! Happiness is from within.

  6. Colleen C.
    · April 30th, 2024 at 12:48 pm · Link

    I love frogs… loving your paintings!

  7. Beverly
    · April 30th, 2024 at 6:55 pm · Link

    I look forward to seeing your artwork every day. It’s all great. I loved Tyson’s Mission & I’m looking forward to reading your new brotherhood story from Yellowstone.

  8. BN
    · April 30th, 2024 at 10:02 pm · Link

    nice art

  9. flchen
    · May 1st, 2024 at 11:54 pm · Link

    You inspire me with your art, Delilah–I love seeing your work, and it’s such a good reminder to be consistent about pursuing creativity diligently too! As for healthy habits, I’m working on taking a walk every day 🙂

  10. kerry pruett
    · May 4th, 2024 at 2:12 pm · Link

    I am planning on starting my diet this month. I would like to lose about 60 pounds by November. I am thinking of starting some craft projects to keep me busy when I am not reading.

  11. Jennifer Beyer
    · May 4th, 2024 at 8:09 pm · Link

    I thought the frog was so cool (and I still do) but then I saw the last painting with the red flowers and I couldn’t stop smiling. I love your art.

  12. Elaine Howell
    · May 5th, 2024 at 10:29 am · Link

    Your artwork is very pretty. I plan to eat better and try to lose some weight.

  13. Beth
    · May 5th, 2024 at 1:16 pm · Link

    Just had the tumor removed from the right breast. Waiting on test results on whether I have to do chemo this time or not. Just sold my house and finished moving in with mom. So this month is full of taking care of all the doctor appointments and unpacking, which means some hard decisions on what to keep and what goes into the garage sale piles.

  14. pc
    · May 5th, 2024 at 4:35 pm · Link

    You’re an inspiration to get balance in your life. It’s a reminder that to do the little things that bring you joy “just because”…this is what I need to add and more time with family. Sometimes the things you like/love can become that things that bring you anxiety/bad moods if you don’t stop to “paint” the pictures 🙂

  15. Mary McCoy
    · May 5th, 2024 at 6:33 pm · Link

    Love the frog! Working on getting my garden started so we will have healthy veggies this year.

  16. Beckie
    · May 8th, 2024 at 7:27 am · Link

    I love reading, but can’t afford it. Love the 100 days art examples. Tried drawing more than gnomes of late to see if I can still do more than quick. Should play more with watercolor or paint too. We shall see. Want to show you praise smoke.

  17. Delilah
    · May 14th, 2024 at 2:56 am · Link

    Thanks for sharing, everyone!

    The winner, chosen by a random number generator, is #3—Debra Guyette!

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