I about reached the end of my rope in August 2020.

For the most part nothing much has changed for me since January. I stay home, I write, I develop my Photoshop skills, I get through the day.

But even I am having difficulties.

I’d probably still choose to stay home, but having the choice taken away from me is hard.

It feels like having a plan is a waste of time.

Pleasure: Recharge
Read 78 104 books
πŸ™‚πŸ™‚My story came out in this month’s Ellery Queen magazine.
I met my 2020 reading target this month, so I copied Toseland and increased it. Still binging on romances and manga. Started getting really picky and abandoning stories that didn’t grip me. β€’ Fullmetal Alchemist (3-in-1 Edition), V1 β€’ Fullmetal Alchemist (3-in-1 Edition), V2 β€’ Fullmetal Alchemist (3-in-1 Edition), V3 β€’ Fullmetal Alchemist (3-in-1 Edition), V4 β€’ Fullmetal Alchemist (3-in-1 Edition), V5 β€’ Holiday In The Hamptons β€’ The Dream of a Thousand Nights β€’ The Bedlam Stacks β€’ One Mad Night β€’ I Dream of Johnny β€’
Friendship: Friends
I love meeting new people, and as I am friendly and outgoing, I make friends easily.
β€’ Make some local writer friends.
πŸ™πŸ™It feels like I have more imaginary than real friends
Friendship: Creatures
My creatures are happy and healthy and find my garden a haven.
😐😐No movement on the new dog font. Even the creatures that live in the garden are quiet.
Friendship: Contribution
I share my knowledge, time, and money with those who need it.
β€’ Write and publish stories.
πŸ™‚πŸ™‚Best I can say is that I’m staying home so the people I love don’t have to worry about me.
Shared some marble magic.
Beauty: body
I enjoy exercising my lean, healthy 59 kg body several times a week.
β€’ Eat < 5g of salt and sugar per day.
β€’ Walk 10,000 steps per day.
β€’ Sleep 8 hours each night.
69.2 kg
OMG I have got to stop eating chocolate!!!
Took a break from chocolate and ate jelly dinosaurs.
Beauty: garden
My garden is peaceful (lush and abundant, providing habitats, weather protection and a mystical threshold)
Q3 & 4: finish the plan and start landscaping/planting.
πŸ™πŸ™Discovered a new English broom and some Scottish thistles (noxious weeds) in the garden. Hopefully, I got them all before they set seed.
Beauty: home
I live in a comfortable home that soothes my soul.
😐😐It feels like a waste of effort.
Wisdom: growth
I learn and grow every day.
β€’ Visit a historically or culturally significant venue or event each month.
😐😐Moving right along…
Though I thought about wise monkeys.
Wealth: time
Turn the computer off by 5:30 pm.
πŸ˜‰πŸ˜I turn it off, but then move to the laptop on the couch.

Most of August 2020 went on packaging and publishing stories. Also rebranded all my old books, and published a short novel that’s still trickling through to the stores.

My writing streak is up to 55 days, though I can’t honestly say they’ve all been the most productive.

It’s been a huge month for getting things done, and my productivity journal includes lots of stickers of happy cats and sea otters and tail waggy dogs.

You stay well now. I promise I’ll work really hard on not going nuts if you do too.

You can find more monthly reports on the Life Worth Living page.


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