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Sunday Update – April 24, 2016

It was another busy week around here! My husband was away all week in London, which meant I was on my own with the kids. Normally, this doesn't bother me too much. My kids are bigger now and pretty self-sufficient. They have lots of things they like to do to keep themselves busy including school, homework, YouTube, outside play, and games. But handling everything every day was hard. Usually I get a little break in the evening once my husband is home, to sit and many have a glass of wine while he gets the kids in the shower and off to bed. When he's gone I do all of that and more, so by the time Friday rolled around and he was back home, I was DONE.

I thought I would get a lot of writing done this week but I was wrong. I wanted to work on a novella that will come after Daydreamer 2 (it'll be Daydreamer 3 but shorter than the rest, as my goal for the series is to do: novel, novel, novella, novel, novel, novella…) but I always struggle with the beginning of a story until I hit my stride so I only got about 5k written. Plus, I struggled a lot with Dragon Dictate. Sigh. Always something with Dragon! I decided to instead concentrate on updating old blog posts on my website which took up a lot of time every day. I plan to use all the old content on my website to help promote myself, so making sure it's in tip-top shape is a priority. I've gone back and updated titles, updated images, and links in old posts all week long. It's been a lot of work but it'll be worth it in the long run.

What else happened this week?

Hello, new floors! #dailyphoto #365days #ig2016 #renovations #kitchenremodel

New floors went in in the kitchen! Yes, we're having hardwood floors in the kitchen. I'm so looking forward to that. No more tile!

Lunch outside today. I wanted to soak in the sun. #ig2016 #365days #dailyphoto

I enjoyed the outdoor weather by eating lunch outside.

Oh wow. Look what KP brought me from London! Never seen this before!! #dailyphoto #365days #ig2016 #gin #mixology #cocktails

My husband brought back this fancy spiced gin from the UK. Mmmm, tastes great in a G&T!

I have another busy week ahead of me. I have a blog post going up tomorrow about compiling from Scrivener to Createspace PDF, I'm participating in the New Adult Scavenger Hunt this week, I have tons of packages to send out, and I have a post on my Top 5 Favorite Traditional Japanese Foods coming up! Stay Tuned!

3 thoughts on “Sunday Update – April 24, 2016”

  1. Sorry to hear this was a bit of a hard and busy week with your husband away and you had to care for your kids alone. It does sound like you got a lot done with updating your old blog posts, I always dislike doing that, but I do agree that it will be worth it in the long run. I probably should do that once too.

    We have laminate (I hope I translated that correctly) in our kitchen and while it might take a bit more effort to keep clean as tiles, I do like it. I hope your kitchen renovation is going well!

    And that’s an interesting set-up to write two novels and then one novella in your daydreamer detective story. I am looking forward to read the rest of the series! I hope you’ll have a great week!

    1. All in all it wasn’t a horrible week. When my husband goes away, I get a lot more done! I’m just really exhausted from it! And he’s leaving again in another week for Miami, so this is something I just have to get used to.

      I think the novel-novel-novella cycle will be good for this series and will help me sleep it alive and always on the verge of new material. If I had to do a novel every 3 months, I would probably die. Lol.

      Yes, laminate! That is also a popular low-cost choice in the States. I’m looking forward to the hardwood floors. They’re so nice and warm. A lot less harsh than tile. You have a great week too!

    2. Oh! I forgot to say that yeah updating all the old blog posts is a real pain. It will probably take me a few weeks to get through them all. But I want to go through and advertise a bunch of the old posts on FB so they had to be in tip-top shape!

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