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Weekly Update August 27, 2017
What’s Been Going On…
I started working on the September book releases page. I’m going to do this one differently and arrange the books on a table that has more information about each book. So far I like it better than just listing the names of the books and authors.
I figured out how to change the background color of the August 2017 book releases page, so at least people can see the lists now.
One problem I still have is that some of my widgets aren’t appearing in the sidebar. They keep moving to below the text on the home page. I have a request in with the theme developer to try to fix it. Hopefully I will get an answer soon.
I worked some more on my new to-be-read list. Because I wasn’t doing a very good job of sticking to my resolve about limiting my requests for new books, I put everything in a spreadsheet that makes it easy to see if I have room to add another book. Like I said before, I want to make it so I discipline myself to read one before requesting another.
My Bad Luck Continues
Since the beginning of the summer, I have been on a downward spiral. Here’s the list of things that have broken: washer, dryer, lawnmower, car #1, car #2, car #3, cell phone, printer, shower head, and kitchen sink. We’ve also lost our web hosting, Internet, phone, cable, car #1, and now have received a foreclosure notice. Worst of all, my father-in-law passed away.
Every time I think things will get better, like when I got a promotion at work, something bad happens. In that case, the district manager stepped in after I had already trained for the job and took the promotion away from me for no reason other than she didn’t know me as well as she knew another person. My work performance didn’t matter. Or, as another example, when I inherited a truck. I had it less than a month before it broke down, and I can’t afford to get it fixed.
I want to be positive, but it’s gotten so hard to think on the bright side of things. If things would stop breaking, maybe we could actually afford to pay our bills. Sorry to dump all of my problems out here. It’s just that I’m starting to think it’s uncanny how I can have so much bad luck all in a row. I know some of it has nothing to do with me and some of it was probably my fault in some way, like letting my son use my cell phone that he ended up dropping in the toilet. Still, I wish I knew some way to turn my luck around. I have three kids and multiple pets to think about. Losing my home isn’t an option. I’ve got to find a solution in less than two weeks. If you are religious, please pray for us.
Photo Opportunity This Week
Enough of that depressing stuff! Each week I am going to post a photo of something I thought was unusual, awesome, or pretty.
This week, I saw a cool-looking moth on the screen door. I’m not a big fan of bugs in general, but this one was big (larger than a 50 cent piece) and had an interesting pattern. Do you know what kind it is?
What I Posted Since the Last Update…
I’ve been working on the August and September book release pages. I also added more stuff to the excerpt pages.
Reviews I posted:
Immortal Danger by Cynthia Eden
Beneath a Rising Moon by Keri Arthur
Bloodstone by Nancy Holzner
Plans for the Upcoming Week…
I plan to write reviews for Magic Burns by Ilona Andrews and The Sweetest Burn by Jeaniene Frost (I’m almost finished). Also, my goal is to rewrite at least five reviews that used to be on the old blog.
Off the blog, I have to work Monday through Friday until 8 at night. When I get off work, I plan to come home and get on the computer to either write reviews or continue writing my novel. I hope to get at least three scenes written this week.
That’s all for the Weekly Update August 27th, 2017.
Have a great week of reading and whatever else you have planned!