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Sunday Update – January 31, 2016

I almost forgot about my Sunday update! It's been a busy morning, and I just sat down to get to work on my cozy mystery and realized I hadn't written a post yet!

Well, it was a busy week around here too. I finished up my next Kami No Sekai Short Story and am getting it ready to publish at the beginning of March. I spent the week securing a bunch of promotional items for February and getting my tax information together. And starting yesterday, I began edits on my first cozy mystery! I want to get as much done as possible before mid-February because that's when we go on vacation. So far, edits are going well. My writing is a little more sparse and less emotion-heavy in these books, and I like it that way. I think it lends well to the genre.

I did feel more depressed than usual this week though, mostly because I was looking at my sales numbers for last year as I was gathering my tax information, and the numbers were not that great. It led me into a bit of a downward spiral that took several days to snap out of. I'm feeling better now, though, and I hope I can go into next week more secure and less sad. I think that being back in my cozy mystery world is helping me perk up quite a bit. I do love it a lot. Plus, I've been concentrating on a new cover for FACE TIME and brainstorming new ideas for covers for the whole Nogiku series. I think I'll have those ready by summer!

What else happened around here?

So. Much. Snow.

We began last week by digging out of a giant blizzard.

Lunch today is courtesy of Tasty. And it is quite tasty! #365days #ig2016 #dailyphoto #tasty #buzzfeedtasty

I tried out a new peanut noodle salad recipe that was quite TASTY. Lol.

Time to workout and watch The Expanse! Hoping to kick this depression I've fallen into this week. #dailyphoto #ig2016 #365days #exercise #exercisebenefits

I tried to focus on exercising when my mood was low. Here, I was working out and watching THE EXPANSE, which I really love. This is great scifi! I just downloaded the first book of the series from Audible and I hope to start it next.

The snow made the bright and sunny day EXTRA bright for my walk. It was nice to get out! #dailyphoto #ig2016 #365days

This weekend has been sunny so I made it out of the house both days for walks around the park!

This week I hope to have a new post on Dictation Brain Hacks! Gonna be fun!

2 thoughts on “Sunday Update – January 31, 2016”

  1. I am looking forward to the new Kami No Sekai story and good luck with the edits for the cozy mysteries! I am sorry to hear you were a bit depressed this week and your sale numbers for 2015 weren’t as good as you hoped. I am glad you feel a bit better now and I hope 2016 is a better year for you.

    It’s exiting seeing the work on the new covers and I am happy you shared the drafts in the group. That peanut noodle salad sounds good! I hope you’ll have a great week!

    1. I feel like the edits are going well so far! This first chapter was the hardest to switch from present to past tense, but after that it got much easier. I’m looking forward to putting a new KNS book on the market. I like having something small for people to try!

      I’m going ahead with the one cover that got the most votes! Going to write Najla about that now, and yes, the peanut noodle salad was so good. I totally thought of you while eating it. Lol. You have a great week too! I’ll be reading blogs tomorrow and will be sure to stop by and see how your week was. :)

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