Yes, it’s Monday again. This darn day just keeps showing up whether I turn the calendar page or not. That said, things are not quite as crazy as they have been the past couple of Mondays. Of course, Mr. HEd may not be liking me so much when he opens his inbox today. Yesterday, I sent off the synopsis and first three chapters of Red Dirt Royalty #3 – FOR THE LOVE OF A COWGIRL, the six page synopsis for RDR#4 – LAST COWGIRL STANDING, blurbs for numbers 5 and 6 – MIDNIGHT COWGIRL and THE COWGIRL WAY, plus a pitch for a new series I can’t quite talk about yet. I will say that I’m loving the characters in LOVE A COWGIRL. Clay, the oldest Barron son and a US Senator, is showing more depth than I thought he’d have at this stage in his story and Georgie Dryfus, his heroine might think she’s the mousy librarian type but she has a wicked sarcastic bent–especially when aimed at herself. I LOVED writing the chapter in her POV.
In other Red Dirt news, I have the typeset copy for COWGIRLS DON’T CRY. This is close to the final stage before it goes to printing. I’m still waiting to reveal the cover copy and I’m so blasted excited I can barely contain it! I. Love. It! I’ve filled out the art sheets for THE COWGIRL’S LITTLE SECRET, book #2 and it’s on track for a spring, 2015 release. Which is a huge YAY!
TV: OMGOMGOMGOMG! I LOVED OUTLANDER! Still not sure if I’ll read the book but I adored the premier and have only one thing to say: It was too short! And I have to wait until next week for the next installment. Okay, that was two things but you get my drift! One other thing, I want the soundtrack. I want Jamie. Or at least the actor who plays him. The scene with the Druids at the standing stones was visually stunning and Claire is made of awesome. Frank? Frank I’m not too sure about yet. (Frank is Claire’s husband in the “modern” timeline–modern in that it’s just after the end of World War II). But I can already declare that Claire belongs with Jamie. *deep feminine sigh* #JamieFraserFan 😆
Reading: I’m still reading contest entries so not at liberty to discuss, though one really caught my eye and I’ll be reviewing it even if it doesn’t win. I also downloaded a book titled KING’S by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff for free and gave up and paid for the second book. I think it’s a trilogy, it’s dark, there’s a trace of magic, King is mysterious, and reviewers have compared it to DARKFEVER by Karen Marie Moning, which I haven’t read it yet. It’s on my Kindle. Just…time–and fear of getting sucked into another series. If you are looking for something offbeat and dark but still with some possible romance, you might check it out.
Writing: This week, barring any unforeseen problems (unlike LAST week!), I plan to get back to work on BLUE MOON, the next Moonstruck book. Yes, I hear the cheering. What are y’all gonna do when I run out of Wolves? With any luck at all, I’ll have BLUE out early in the fall. After that, we’ll just see which set of characters demand the most attention.
And last week? The AC went out at the kids’ house. You do NOT want to be in Oklahoma in August with no AC and a baby. They moved down here for a few days and I ended up babysitting Magic Sprout. He was fussy which put a crimp in my attention span and writing. I’ve forgotten how to “momma multi-task” and type with one hand. 😆 That said, I’m the one who invited them to stay because that’s what families do, right? Exactly! But I was very happy see them go home after dinner last night. 😉
So what about y’all? How was your weekend?