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Sunday Update – August 27, 2023

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog.


Here we are at the end of August? Have I accomplished all of my goals for August? Not even close. Sigh. I decided to put a lot of my creative writing projects on hold while we are ramping up Future Fiction Academy. I'd love to be able to write more, but not only am I swamped during the day, but I'm also not sleeping well at night. I think I'm entering perimenopause because my hormones feel like they're fluctuating every day. And that's leading to poor sleep. I am seeing my doctor in September though (both the primary care and the gynecologist) so I'm hoping they'll be able to help me.

Still, I have been working a lot. Learning more about AI and writing in general than I ever have! All of it will be applicable when I finally get around to finishing the fantasy romance. I did have a plotting breakthrough for it this past week, though. I had been wondering what to do with Books 2 and 3 in the series, and I figured that out while taking a shower the other day. 10 years as a published author and I still get all my best ideas in the shower. Lol.

This past week was Band Camp! I'm so glad that's done with. It was a lot of driving and hearing about how tired my oldest child was. The youngest got her schedule for school, and after some tears and a few emails to her school counselor, we got a scheduling mishap fixed. This coming week we will be doing school supply shopping. I meant to do it earlier in August, but I've just been swamped.

What have I been reading and watching? Not much on the TV front. We watched a few more episodes of Only Murders in the Building and then we started Invasion on Apple TV+. I finished And Just Like That (Loved it!). I wanted to start rewatching Battlestar Galactica but Peacock took it off their streaming. (BOO!) So I watched Red, White, and Royal Blue on Amazon Prime instead and enjoyed it. For reading, I finished The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood and LOVED IT. It was fantastic. I tried to read another rom com from an Amazon First Reads and it was terrible within the first 10%. So what did I do? I asked my friends if I would get more of the same from the rest of the series, because that's what I wanted, and they assured me I would. So I bought the next book, Love on the Brain by Ali Hazelwood, and I'm now 50% through it. No complaints from me. I already love it.

Only a few photos this week since I was super busy…

More Lulu since you all love her as much as I do…

And I posted this photo of me this week. I'm still working out regularly, and I still love my Peloton bike. I may not be the fittest person, and I may have gained weight again, but I'm still working hard at being fit and healthy… except for those Gluten Free Oreos. Yum.

Have a great week everyone! Stay safe and healthy. ❤️

S. J. Pajonas