News and Updates: Saturday, June 13, 2020

Welcome to (or back to) Austen Promises! Below are my news and updates for this week. Enjoy!


It’s a beautiful day here, and will be a gorgeous weekend! Hope you can say the same. <3

In writing news this week, I was invited back to the bakery and was able to write 4,407 words, most in the last three days. I can’t begin to tell you how relieved I am! <3

I actually wrote more than this, because I wrote a few hundred sitting under the tree in the  middle of the back yard last Saturday, but I didn’t write the amount down and don’t remember now. LOL

Though I am allowed to write at the bakery, I am not allowed to eat in the building. I must take my quiche or muffin or what have you out to my truck and come back in when I’m done. That’s fine this time of year, to be honest. I’m just happy to be able to go out to write again.


I’ve mentioned this before, but not for a while. Did you know I have a readers’ group on Facebook? The group is called Burton’s Babes. You can check it out by following this link. I do daily questions (though lately I have gotten my answers wrong LOL) and post other stuff, too. If you’re on Facebook, we’d love to have you join us in our fun.

I have avoided Facebook this past week. I didn’t 100% abandon it, but I did stay off it most of the time. At this point, I can’t even look at NASCAR and groups associated with it. Politics have seeped into every retreat I have and it causes me a great deal of stress.


Not sleeping well increases the anxiety I tend to feel when I look at social media. It also reduces my productivity and makes me depressed. I have been more diligent with my sleeping habits in the last week, which has helped. As much as I hate it, I have to be offline by 9:00 at night so I can be in bed well before 10 and up by 6:30.


How are you doing? Are you able to get out and do things? Is life getting back to normal at all, or has the stay at home thing become normal in your area? Feel free to comment below and let me know. I love to hear from my readers! <3



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