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Sunday Post 4-2-17: week in review

Welcome to the Sunday Post 4-2-17!

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Today’s Sunday Post is going to be shorter than usual, for a couple of reasons. One, I don’t have a lot to report this week. Two, I am limited on time because I have to get ready to go to work.

Home & Work Update

On the home front, the kids were on Spring Break. It wasn’t too bad; they didn’t fight as much as I expected, probably because my daughter went camping with her friend’s family and wasn’t around to get picked on by her brothers. My oldest son didn’t do a thing I asked him to do this week, not even go to work. No surprise there, and I’m so tired of fighting him.

At work, I was so stressed out that I was having chest pains. The job, considering the pay, isn’t worth killing myself over, and I decided to try to take it less seriously. If I am working as hard as I can, I’m not going to freak anymore about productivity expectations.

I worked more hours than usual this week, which put me behind on stuff for the blog. I’m caught up now, but I had to send apologies to tour companies for posting late.

Writing Update

Camp NaNoWriMo started yesterday, but I didn’t write any words yet.

Reading Update

I read a book by Lena Gregory. I haven’t had a chance yet to write the review. Hopefully, I can do that this evening after work.

I spent some time working on my book lists. I’m adding the books I don’t own for each author, so if I happen to see one somewhere, I’ll know if I need it or not. The reason I want to do this is because I’m not reading every single book by each author, and I need to be able to tell before I buy it if it’s one I am actually going to read. I don’t want to buy a book, get it home, then realize I didn’t need that one. (my book lists are on Google Docs, and I can pull them up on my phone) So far, I’ve made it through all the authors with last names starting with A-G. Lots more to do still.

Last Week on the Blog

The rest of this week…

When I’m not working, I am going to work on my book lists, write at least two chapters of my story, and get as much reading done as possible. The book I want to finish first is MANGROVE LIGHTNING by Randy Wayne White. It was sent to me by a publicist for review, and although we didn’t set a date, I want to get it done soon because it released over a week ago. I’m trying to do better about getting books finished closer to their release dates. The next book I want to finish is BURN FOR ME by Ilona Andrews. I borrowed Misty’s copy, and I don’t want to take too long to get it done because I want to be able to start the next book in the series, WHITE HOT, which I received from Edelweiss. I’m doing a tour for it in May, so I don’t need to have it done quite yet, but I figure I can get ahead of schedule (at least on that one).

I also need to set up the posts for Talkin’ ‘Bout Books (weekly discussion), First Chapter First Paragraph (Tuesday meme), and some tours/blitzes we have coming up this week. Additionally, if I get time, I plan to send emails to authors inviting them to participate in our Writer’s Corner, because I haven’t had any of those posts for a while. We have one scheduled for later this month, but I’d like to have at least two guest post articles about writing for the month of April. I’d also like to find one more author to interview this month; right now I only have one interview on my schedule for April. On top of those tasks, I plan to go back to editing and reformatting old posts when I get time.

So, in conclusion, this week is going to be very busy. We have some excerpt/giveaway tour stops scheduled, plus Misty is doing a review tour for IMMORTAL UNCHAINED by Lynsay Sands. She hasn’t gotten the book yet, though–there was a problem with the copy she got from Edelweiss–so I might have to let her borrow my Kindle on a day that she’s off work, just so she can get the book read by the tour date. (It’s too bad Amazon doesn’t let you share docs from Netgalley or Edelweiss; it would make life so much easier if it did, but I understand why you can’t)

Anyway, thanks for visiting our Sunday Post 4-2-17! Have a great week!


Jen Schaper
I am a mom of three kids, a wife, and a wannabe author. For Books That Hook, I review books, create features and discussions, design the website, and do all the administrative stuff.

2 Replies to “Sunday Post 4-2-17: week in review”

  1. Sorry to hear about your work struggles. NO job is worth your health! I hope the stress eases up soon. I debated doing NaNo, but I just don’t have it in me this month. Next time, hopefully. Happy reading!

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