Weekly Update: July 16 – July 22

Man, this has been a week.  I’ve been on a cleaning streak this week.  On top of dealing with the bathroom project that seems to be taking forever (know how hard it is to paint an entire room when you have a tactile autistic child?  Yeh, it’s hard.), but I have also been working on cleaning up and organizing the kitchen and the pantry.  All are big projects, but they all need to be done because I am tired of looking at the big messes that they are.

Writing-wise, I’ve been finishing up the finishing touches on the August prompt ebook and the August Workbook that are coming out this week.  I haven’t done any preparation for their launches, however, so I am not expecting them to do so well since I haven’t booked any promotions or set up any launch events.  Bad, bad me.

This week, the kids will be out of the house every single night until Friday night for Bible School, so I am hoping to knock the bathroom completely off my to-do list, and hopefully, by Thursday or Friday night, I will be able to sit down with a notebook and write something.  Anything.  I’ll take a journal entry at this point.  Not being able to write on a daily basis leaves my mind feeling addled.  Like it can’t keep up with everything that is in there.  Hence the reason I like to write things down.

That’s all that has been going on this week.  I know it isn’t a lot, but I’ve had to put my writing life on hold temporarily to get this house under control.

I hope everyone has a great week!

The Daily Prompt: July 23, 2017

July 23

Take the following words, and use them in a short story or poem:

disagreeable, temporary, mom, abaft, snake

What Are You Reading? – July 22

Moving right along into the books that I am planning to read this week.  Last week’s books to read only took me like a day to read through, then I spent another day or two playing with some of the prompts in one of them.  This week, I am reading another nonfiction book on writing and another science fiction comic from the K-9 series.

Unleash Your Inner Creative Writer in 30 Days is a book that I have had for a while now.  Another one that I purchased and added to “The Pile” but never got around to reading.  I’m also reading K-9 and the Zeta Rescue, but I can’t find a link for it anywhere on the internet this morning.  It’s an old book.  I found it crammed in a box in the Children’s Section of a library book sale.  And being the Whovian that I am, I snagged it, brought it home, gave it a good archival cleaning, and put it in a Mylar protective bag.  I figured I’d give it a read this week for the first time.

That’s what is on my reading list.  What’s on yours?

The Daily Prompt: July 22, 2017

July 22

Use the following piece of dialogue as the opening line of a short story:

“Just take it and go!”

Cover Reveal: The Daily Prompt 2017: August Workbook

Just six more days until The Daily Prompt 2017: August Workbook is available on Amazon.com.  More frequent updates are available on my Facebook Author Page, J. C. Cauthon.

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