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Sunday Update – June 19, 2016

Happy Father's Day to all the dad in the house! We celebrated this morning with waffles and gifts. The girls and I bought Daddy a Hot Sauce of the Month club and some specialty bitter (also spicy) for his drinks. We're going to the pool a little later too! It'll be a nice day, but unfortunately, my husband needs to get on a plane later and fly to Salt Lake City for most of the week. Sigh.

It was a busy week around here. I worked and walked at the treadmill desk almost every single day. I was exhausted by Friday! I was working on listening to and proofreading RECLAIMED, the last book of the Nogiku Series, getting all the files compiled and ready for the big cover reveal on Tuesday, and working on images for the website. I have also been working on a newsletter automation sequence to welcome new newsletter subscribers so I don't have to do it anymore each week. This is a set-it-and-forget-it automation and I'm hoping it does good things for my new subscribers. I also finished a proofread and dealt with the last-week-of-school shenanigans which included writing thank you notes to all the teachers and dealing with the kids home Wednesday-Friday in the afternoons because they had half days all those days.

I AM BEAT. And I still have so much more to do that is NOT writing, AND I REALLY WANT TO WRITE. It's been so long! But I need to make a landing page for the Nogiku Series for a Facebook video ad I made last week, set up all my blog posts for this week, cover reveal, etc. I didn't think June would be this busy and it's killing me. But I would rather be busy than bored! So that's all the complaining I'm going to do. Lol.

What else happened this week?

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Here's where I spent most of my week, at the treadmill desk.

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Picked up veggies from the CSA on Tuesday!

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Made a big batch of Japanese curry.

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The proof for THE DAYDREAMER DETECTIVE BRAVES THE WINTER arrived!

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And I made waffles this morning for Father's Day breakfast. Yum! These are really good. I make a yeasted batter for this and they come out light and fluffy.

Coming up this week on the blog: The Nogiku Series Cover Reveal, Teaser Wednesday (since the cover reveal is on Tuesday), a post about Korean food, and another edition of How Not To Give A F*ck.

5 thoughts on “Sunday Update – June 19, 2016”

  1. Sounds like a fun start of the day with gifts and breakfast for your husband. Enjoy your time at the pool!

    The reveal for the covers is Tuesday right? Or have I got it wrong? You mentioned tomorrow in your post and then Tuesday later on, so just wanted to make sure I got it right. It’s the 21th right?

    I really like the new covers for the series and I hope it will help you get a bit more sales with the new covers. It’s neat you managed to listen to all the books and get the files in perfect shape before the new cover reveal.

    I hope you can find some time to write next week! And I know the feeling of rather being busy than bored, but this week was a tad too busy for me as well, but I welcome all the new work I got.

    And yay for Japanese Curry! I recently ordered two new packages of curry paste so i could make it again. And that’s exciting your proof for the second daydreamer detective book arrived! Really enjoyed that book and I am looking forward to the next one already. Have a great week!

    1. Yes! It’s the 21st. I’m writing up my blog posts tomorrow so I think I slipped that in there in the wrong sentence. I’ll fix that later! And I’m glad I got the chance to listen and proofread all the books before Tuesday! I caught a lot of typos and errors I could fix and now I feel like they’re all in tip-top shape.

      I’m excited to move onto something new soon. I’m ready to get going.

      1. Okay thanks for confirming that. I got a scare there for a moment.

        It’s nice you caught some extra errors this way and the books are in perfect shape now!

  2. Gah, all the food pictures in this post are making me hungry. And jealous lol.

    That’s so cool that you have a treadmill desk! I don’t think that’d ever work for me as I’d be so distracted at the cramps in my side or my annoyance at walking that I’d never be able to focus on getting anything done lol, but that’s such a smart idea to multitask like that.

    Good luck with the editing and cover reveal and automated newsletter stuff :-) Sending out a newsletter seems intimidating to me. I just have the thing for my blog that sends out notifications when new posts go up, but I wouldn’t even know what sorts of things to say if I had an actual newsletter like what you’re working on!

    1. I walk really slow at the treadmill desk, around 2.0mph and my normal walks in the park are closer to 3.5mph so it’s a big difference. I just put my legs on autopilot and I barely notice it until I’m just TIRED and have to stop. Lol.

      Newsletters are getting easier now. I always have something going on, be it a sale, new covers, writing something new, new content on my blog. It was her din the beginning and now it’s easier as time has gone on.

      I’m getting hungry again too! Gah! I really want to go back and have that frozen yogurt again. :)

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