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May into June (Contest)
Friday, May 31st, 2024

May

 
 

Work-related:

  1. I revised four of my Delta Heat series stories and published three of them: Five Ways ‘Til Sunday, Fournicopia, A Perfect Trifecta.
  2. I began writing Cyrus, which is presently scheduled for release on June 25!
  3. I completed 6 editing projects for other authors in May.
  4. I found art for my upcoming, soon-to-be-revised Delta Fire series, as well as art for Secret Identities: A Boys Behaving Badly Anthology, coming at the end of July.

Health-related:

  1. I saw my doctor for a checkup. The bloodwork came back with many improvements! My blood pressure is under control. I still have areas requiring attention.
  2. I spent half of the month with my knee still causing me problems, but it appears to have healed. Just in time for the pool!
  3. I am paying more attention to what I put in my mouth. (That doesn’t mean I’m making better decisions!)

Happiness-related: 

  1. The kids are out of school, and we’ve already put dates on the calendar for activities. The 10-year-old is learning to crochet this summer and has archery classes. The 15-year-old will be taking guitar lessons. We took the entire family to see If in the theaters.
  2. I continued working on the #the100dayproject art challenge but more sporadically as my day job (writing/editing) got more hectic.
  3. I attended a two-day papermaking workshop!
  4. Here are some examples of art projects I completed in May:

 

June

Cyrus
 

For work-related, I plan:

  1. To complete writing Cyrus, the first of my new MBH in Yellowstone series, and which is scheduled for release June 25th.
  2. To complete 5 editing projects in June!
  3. To set up the pre-order and edit the stories in the upcoming collection—Secret Identities: A Boys Behaving Badly Anthology!
  4. To finish revising and prepare for publication the last books in my erotic romance series, Delta Heat. I’ll republish two of the stories in June: Twice the Bang and Once is Never Enough.
  5. To find cover art and set up pre-orders for my Delta Fire series. Three books will be revised for republication and the fourth will be written in July!

For health related, I plan:

  1. To swim in my pool every day! (Weather permitting!) Exercise on my recumbent bike when I can’t swim.
  2. To start back on my Weight Watchers diet, because it’s time to get serious!
  3. 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).
  4. To take my BP every day and log it!
  5. To have follow-up medical appointments, routine/annual things.

For happiness-related, I plan: 

  1. To finish #the100daychallenge. Just 10 pieces to go!
  2. To spend time with the family—movies and pool—now that school is out!

Contest

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 June

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

12 comments to “May into June (Contest)”

  1. Steph
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    · May 31st, 2024 at 7:12 am · Link

    I’m glad you are making yourself a priority with your health but also your talent 😁 I can’t wait to see what you post. I’ll be swimming and biking this summer with my granddaughter as well as having cookouts and get together with friends and family.



  2. Kerry Jo
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    · May 31st, 2024 at 7:38 am · Link

    I plan to read as much as I can in June. I want to start some crafts but haven’t decided which ones yet. Hopefully will have a home base to go to after travels we are ready to have a place after fulltime traveling x5 years. I plan to stick with my diet and exercise so that I can be healthier. I think I may have set too many goals for myself in June. I would also like to find a different remote job also.
    I have so enjoyed all of the Delta Heat and can’t wait for the next ones.
    Hope everyone has a great summer



  3. Pansy Petal
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    · May 31st, 2024 at 11:43 am · Link

    I love how you set your goals and make yourself accountable. An inspiration for me. I have trouble setting goals. I am still learning these lessons. But aren’t we always a work in progress? That being said, I am working on healthier living. I try hard to practice a whole food eating program. Exercise is another issue for me. I think I am allergic. 😛 But I have taken steps to work on that too. What do I plan to read in June? I am currently plowing through the Rachel Hatch series by L.T. Ryan. AND I have joined two book clubs at the local library. (Another effort in my better living program.) Don’t always like the books chosen for that, but it broadens my horizons, gets me associating with people, and provides lively discussions. All fun things. Working on living my best life.



  4. Colleen C.
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    · May 31st, 2024 at 1:20 pm · Link

    Reading makes me happy… For June, we will be celebrating my sister’s b-day… last year she was stuck in the hospital… I will be making her favorite… an ice cream cake! 😀



  5. Stacey Kinzebach
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    · May 31st, 2024 at 2:26 pm · Link

    I’m working on my self care as I’m not good at taking care of myself like I am others. Right now I’m trying meditation, although I don’t last very long at it.



  6. Carol Cox
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    · May 31st, 2024 at 3:00 pm · Link

    I like you plan to eat less processed foods. My blood pressure went down low so my doctor dropped some of my dosages. That worry’s me. I’m a creature of habit and would prefer to just stay where I am so I’m hoping if I lose enough weight my blood pressure will be under control enough to get off of all blood pressure meds not just a lowered dose.



  7. Jennifer Beyer
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    · May 31st, 2024 at 5:03 pm · Link

    I really enjoyed the Delta Heat series. You should make another series like that.



  8. Mary Preston
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    · May 31st, 2024 at 7:10 pm · Link

    The autumn weather here is glorious. I’m walking all I can. Reading a lot of thrillers. Loving the art work.



  9. Debra Guyette
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    · June 1st, 2024 at 7:05 am · Link

    Wow, you are amazing. I am not.



  10. BN
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    · June 1st, 2024 at 7:19 am · Link

    nice art



  11. flchen
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    · June 2nd, 2024 at 5:58 pm · Link

    Love seeing your art, Delilah! As for the coming month, I plan to keep on walking, and I’m excited the kids will be home for a bit!



  12. Sarah Ulfers
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    · June 9th, 2024 at 11:54 am · Link

    Your dedication to finish #the100daychallenge is remarkable. I would lose steam about a quarter of the way in. I plan on making junk journals to destress this summer.



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