What I Did on My First Writing Holiday for 2019


What I did on my first writing holiday for 2019…

Things did not go how they were planned…

First, I planned on getting Spenny (Spiros & Jenny under L.J. Diva) written.

Second, I didn’t plan for any interruptions… god, was I wrong…


Saturday 13 – tried to relax so I could ease into writing, so I read two books, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, and Three Little Lies

Sunday 14 – tried to get into the writing vibe by going over notes, rested, and then read The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

Monday 15 – was supposed to be writing, but was quite headachy all weekend, so finished some other things

Tuesday 16 – still not writing, so did other things

Wednesday 17 – had a doctor’s appointment in the morning so was a bit all over the place.

Thursday 18 – was out all day shopping, chiro, chemist etc and absolutely buggered, but did some washing

Friday 19 – more washing, then nothing for the rest of the day, still buggered, ate hot cross buns and chocolate

Saturday 20 – instead of writing I got pictures for blog posts ready and wrestled with Picmonkey all day, watched a 20 year old Hugh Jackman movie, and ate more buns and chocolate

Sunday 21 – my sister came down and I got some blog posts ready, found one of my websites had been hacked, more buns, more chocolate

Monday 22 – still dealing with website and hired someone to fix it, still more buns and chocolate

Tuesday 23 – lost the blog posts I’d already done (only 4) but they were quickly redone, finished off the buns, still have chocolate

Wednesday 24 – shopped on ebay, redid blog posts after blog was fixed

Thursday 25 – public holiday, did laundry, shopped on ebay

Friday 26 – shopping, library, chemist, bought more chocolate rabbits

Saturday 27 – shopped on ebay, watched some YouTube videos of Henry Cavill, finished blog posts

Sunday 28 – shopped on ebay, it’s become a thing… I’ve scored some huge bargains in jewellery, some kaftans and kimonos, so will be showing all of those in a few months once they’ve all come in.


And there you have it, no writing, no editing, not much of anything in the way of books. But I have discovered one thing… I’m tired of writing. I’m tired of having to get books out on a six monthly deadline, I’m tired of the Porn Star Brothers series, so once Spenny is done, it will only be the short stories based on the grandkids. I had planned twenty-five other short stories based on characters, but I just don’t have the energy or want to write them, so, the series is being cut down. That way, it will be done next year and I can put my time and energy into more T.K. Wrathbones, get some jewellery series down, or even get the prequel and sequel to The Road to Vegas done.

Even though my life has come back to writing since 2015, the deadline I set myself has worn me out emotionally and I need more time in between writing and releasing.

Let’s hope I can get Spenny written this month, as I also have T.K. Wrathbones for this year to write, and then I’ll try and finish off the series…

God, I need a holiday…


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  1. The Tote Trove May 3, 2019 at 1:30 pm

    Wow. That’s a lot. And your site got hacked? I hope you were able to sort that out. But it sounds like you know what you want from your writing goals moving forward, so that’s something. Also, hot cross buns are delicious.

    1. Jewel Divas Style May 5, 2019 at 9:17 pm

      Hot Cross buns are delicious, Tote, and we’re still eating them…

      Yes, I thought I knew what I wanted for my writing, but I find every year or so they change.


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