Saturday, May 7, 2016

Hello, it's me ... update

Well, 2016 got off to a rather rough start for us. We did the traditional New Year's Day foods and all that, (which we won't be doing again I don't think), and we've had some problems. If you've read my previous blog posts, you'll have an idea of what I'm talking about. But thanks to some friends, we made it through the rough spot; and one of those major issues has resolved itself.

Things are better now. We're not on easy street by any stretch of the imagination, but things are a bit better. And I find myself in the position of being able to spend the next several months working on whatever I want to. I've decided I'm going to enjoy it.

One thing I've decided is that I'm going to shelve, for now, my monthly newsletter.  I mean, we all only have a finite amount of time each day to do things. So you have to make choices on what you want to spend your time on. And here are some of the things I want to spend more time on:

This is a temporary working cover for my science fiction romance novel, Chasing Zane. I want to spend more time working on it. It's the tale of a girl from a ranching planet who takes off in search of her best friend Zane, who has suddenly went off planet, without a word to anyone. It's her first time off her home planet, and I'm still working on what she encounters along the way. One person she encounters is Zane's college friend Harrison, who she has a slight crush on, and has never met in person before. Does it sound good to you?

Another thing that I want to work on is a cookbook. I have all the recipes, it's just
a matter of sorting them and coming up with sections for them. The recipes are some that I collected back when I was in my teens and early 20s. There's some wonderful recipes there and I want to publish them in a cookbook. I'm thinking I'll make it a no frills, recipes only cookbook; a lot like the homemaker cookbooks that have been popular in my area. Here's the working cover for that.

So that's 2 of the things I want to spend time on.

Also, like most everyone else on the planet, I have some sorely neglected to do lists; plus, I'd like to post more stuff on wattpad. I'm going to be putting all my links under the links tab on here. That's one of those things off those sorely neglected to do lists. Plus, I'm going to pull out an idea I had previously shelved, of putting up an online review index for my book review blog, The Leisure Zone.

Also, I want to give more time and attention to this blog and my other blogs.
Take care for now,
-- jd --


  1. I'm happy your life is coming around :) Take care ❤