Fun Friday!

This week has been a productive week for me. I had set myself the goal of prioritizing my editing and I have, apart from Wednesday, edited at least three hours every day. I now have only twenty pages to go. There is light at the end of the tunnel! I found I use ‘just’ and ‘again’ too often and need to erase almost every single entry. Thank heaven (and Al Sendall) for that macro that picks up my ‘unwanted’ words! Let me know if you’re interested in it and I’ll give you the ins and outs of it.

The other positive thing this week was the news that our film ‘Busted!,’ a little brain child of mine, has been chosen to be screened (on Friday the 28th of July during the 8-10pm block) at the Loch Ness Film Festival. That was such a boost! Of course, I don’t know whether they want to promote the local film industry or had nothing else to show 😀 .


They asked me for promotional material and it took me a whole afternoon to make this poster. I had worked with Adobe Illustrator before, but it is frustrating when you’re not familiar with the controls. I’m very proud of my ‘vampire teeth though. The good thing about Illustrator is that it’s a vector program and you don’t get the fuzzy edges when you rescale the image. I did make the poster A3 size, just to be sure.

What else has happened? I officially lost 5kg since I began my weight loss program six weeks ago. Partytime! I can’t see it in the mirror, but it must have disappeared from somewhere. My belt definitely is noticing the difference. I’ve been going to the gym and eating healthy. You can find my meals on #micvinnyfooddiary. Making photos of your food and posting it on social media is a very good stimulant to eat healthier. No more cheating with a slice of cheese for lunch 😀 .

I’m listening to Ian Fleming’s ‘From Russia with Love’ at the moment. Usually during my trip to the gym. It’s my second audiobook (the first one being ‘The Hostile‘ by Joy Mutter) and very different from the movie as I remember. When I’ve finished the book I will watch the movie again and give you my review of the book. I’m also trying to finish a book I bought in a review thread on osfarg. It’s a lovely story, but the grammatical mistakes and punctuation errors are tremendous. I can’t understand people don’t see this themselves. One of the reasons I’m not promoting my books at the moment is because they’re not perfect yet. I don’t want to have my name associated with something that is mediocre. But that’s me for ya.


On Wednesday, I went to the Meldrum Writers’ Club. It was nice weather, I felt great, and… nobody else turned up. That was a bit of a shame as I had busted my guts to finish this lovely story for it. But I can’t blame them. When the weather is nice in Scotland, you have to make use of it. It could be a while before it returns, a whole year perhaps.

I am a bit frustrated with people not contacting me back after I have asked them to contact me. As you may know, I’m not a very patient person. This doesn’t mean that I’m punctual and without fault myself. I run late for meetings and forget to send people stuff (anxiety plays a role here too). Hence, I (usually) don’t comment on it when people finally do get back to me. Doesn’t mean it doesn’t frustrate me though. If I know them well enough, I do let them know and they can take it or leave it. That’s who I am. After nearly fifty years, I don’t think I’m going to change.

No going to the movies this weekend. At least, not that I know of. Maybe we’ll go and see Baywatch, maybe not. I’m not aware of any other movie that is a must see at the moment (that we haven’t already seen). What we do have planned is painting the dressing room. Finally! All that prep work is done (after a few touch ups today) and we can show it off soon. Next weekend IKEA?

So, what have I been sending meme-wise? Here they are:

Author: Jacky Dahlhaus

Paranormal Romance Author

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