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Wow, what a week! I will admit that while I managed to get a lot done, most of it was focused more on getting my home in order than it was on writing, reading, or business, in general. It has been crazy. Many of you know that my husband decided to move out at the beginning of the month, and while everything has been cordial between us, it has still been a bit stressful because he is having to move out around his work schedule.
Which is fine.
But, it has left my home in a bit of an upheaval. He decided that he wasn’t going to remove many items from the house itself because Seth doesn’t like change, and furniture missing would be a big change for him. I did tell him that he needed to take the bed and one of the dressers from the bedroom. He bought the bed for his sleeping tastes, so it made sense for him to take it. As for the dresser, we had two, and I don’t have that many articles of clothing. I don’t even half-fill the one that he left here.
But that was personal stuff. I managed to squeeze in a little work this week on something other than cleaning up the house.
Fortunately, the books I wanted to read this week were either a) on my cellphone or b) small and easy to transport. When I wasn’t vacuuming the carpet, scrubbing a horrendous pet stain out of the carpet, or dusting cobwebs from the walls, I used my rest time to read. I read Ad Astra by Kevin O. McLaughlin, A Warrior’s Journey by Paul B. Thompson and Tonya C. Cook, and A Hero’s Justice by Paul B. Thompson and Tonya C. Cook this week.
I don’t know how I managed to get all of these books read while I was resting in ten minute spurts, but I closed up and put down the last one Friday night around 11:00 PM. It was probably all the late night reading because even after working all day, I was unable to wind down and sleep like I normally do. Oh well, reading is good for me anyway.
Writing did not happen anywhere as much as I wanted it to this week. I’ve had “Outline The Selkie” on my task list for three weeks now, and I still haven’t gotten to it. “Draft The Siren’s Song” has been on it for two weeks.
But things have been crazy. Between the separation and all that going on, the kids have also been winding up because school starts back in a week. They are trying to squeeze in the last of their summer hurrahs.
Hopefully, this week will be better. I have “The Selkie” on my list again, but it’s right at the beginning of the week during my “light” times, so it should get done. “The Siren’s Song” is on the list as well, but it is closer to the end of the week, so if the kids are completely berserk by that point, it may get pushes into next week when the kids are no longer in the house.
Business (In General)
For this, I got a lot done.
For the most part, I have finished setting this blog up on the new domain. I still have to fill out the side widgets, but the site is functional, and I feel that it looks good. (Let me know if you think it sucks. I’m new at this.)
I also consolidated all my work back on Amazon. Even after taking everything wide, I was still only making sales on Amazon. And with them wide and through an aggregator, I was unable to do coupons or any other free promotion, so I pulled them about two weeks ago. I spent a few hours this week updating the interiors and relisting them in Amazon’s KDP Select. At least now, I can use the 5-Free-Day promotion that Amazon offers its indie authors.