Easy Like Monday

funny-pictures-i-know-those-feels-monday-catHello, world! I feel like I’ve been living under a rock. πŸ˜† And contrary to popular belief, there is nothing easy about Monday, or my upcoming schedule. Here’s the rundown.

Writing: Turned in the rewrite/revisions of THE COWGIRL’S LITTLE SECRET a day early to Mr. HEd in NY. Turned in final draft of BLUE MOON to my CP, beta reader, and continuity editor. Keep your fingers crossed that I get everything done and it goes up on Amazon by October 15th. Be sure to stop in tomorrow for the cover reveal and Wednesday for some snippets.

Appearances: Got swag and books ordered for the book signing I’m doing at the library in my hometown. I’ll be there on November 1st as a featured author. πŸ™‚

Productivity: I got a little laundry done but most of my weekend was spent making a Snoopy costume for Sprout. The Only wore a Snoopy costume for her first Halloween–also homemade by me. Only wanted to keep the tradition going. πŸ˜€ Mainly, I watched college football–the REAL OSU won! But OU lost. 😦 And play-off baseball. My Cards split 1-1 with the Dodgers in LA and they play the next two games at home in St. Louis tonight and tomorrow night. Here’s hoping the Cards can take two at home to move on to the next round against either the Giants or the Nationals.

Reading: I finished off an anthology–HOTTER THAN HELL–edited by Kim Harrison. That one’s been sitting on my TBR shelf for a long time. Like most anthologies, I like some of the stories better than others. I also finished up the boxed set, DARK NIGHTS, DANGEROUS MEN with books by Elisabeth Naughton, Cynthia Eden, Katie Reus, Alexandra Ivy, Laura Wright, and Joan Swan. Once again, the group was “uneven” but it was one of those 99 cent deals so I figured why not? I also read STONE COLD LOVER (Gargoyles #2) by Christine Warren, which I got from the library. I’m really trying to cut back on the ol’ book budget. Unless it’s a book from an auto-buy for me, I’m doing my best to read books from the library until I decide I want to keep a copy. I’m also trying to read one paperback from my TBR shelf, one digital from my Kindle, and if something new is out, one from the library once I come up on a waiting list. I want to clear out some of the books. The physical books I’ll either do giveaways with or take them to the VA hospital for patients and visitors.

Future writing plans–none of which are carved in stone, because…Life.

1. MOON SHOT: crossover novel with the Wolves of Moonstruck, the SEALS of the Atlantis Project (mentioned in the Moonstruck series) and some new characters, including new Wolves, who form an international rapid response terrorist unit, the Hard Target series, winter 2014/2015. With luck, it’ll be out before Christmas.

2. MOONSTRUCK: SECRETS (a compilation of BLOOD MOON and BAD MOON with added material spanning the years between the books) hopefully to release in digital AND print early 2015.

3. MOONSTRUCK: LIES (HUNTER’S MOON and WOLF MOON with added material cut from both books before publication), digital and print, spring 2015

4. MOONSTRUCK: BETRAYAL (BRIDE’S MOON and ROGUE MOON, also with added material), digital and print, summer 2015

5. MOONSTRUCK: RETRIBUTION (BLUE MOON and MOON SHORT, with the full story, and probably CHRISTMAS MOON as a bonus), digital and print, fall 2015

6. THE DEVIL’S CUT (Penumbra #2): Caleb’s story, but with cameos from your favorites from the other books–Sade, Sinjen, Roman, Nikos and others, digital and print, early winter, 2015

7. THE NIGHTRIDERS: not quite sure how I’m going to do this series, but they are rogue Wolves and members of a motorcycle club. 2015.

Plus I’ll have at least two Harlequin books releasing–January and April, and hopefully one or two more. Still waiting to hear on the proposals I submitted. Those contracts will determine the exact timing of my self-pubs.

So, that catches y’all up on my life. Now I want to know what y’all have been up to since I’ve been hibernating!

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About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of two award-winning series--Moonstruck and The Penumbra Papers, Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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6 Responses to Easy Like Monday

  1. OMG, how did it get to be Monday again already?? Bleh. I need more coffee.

    Once again, I am tired just reading what you’re doing. And I was tired to begin with, so you can imagine where I’m at now. B.E., the human bowl of oatmeal. Go you, though. You’ve got a lot on your plate, but you rock and you’ll knock all that stuff out. I can’t wait to see a pic of Sprout in his costume. (You need to find a pic of the Only and post them side by side, so we can see.) Yay for your OSU! But I don’t want to talk about my team. They suck.

    As for what I’m up to, as of last night, I’m about 91% finished with the read-through of WT and all it’s notes. I should have that done today. I’m 66 pages into the re-polish of WIOH based on someone awesome’s lovely notes. That should be done this week so I can send the thing out on submission. Other than that, my life is ant races (like the old TVs when the station went off the air, or you couldn’t get signal – all static).

    • Silver James says:

      Just because I listed why “want list” doesn’t mean I’ll actually accomplish it. LOL I mean…I thought I’d have BLUE MOON out in like June or July. πŸ˜†

      There will be Sprout pictures. I’m pretty sure there’s a pic of Only in her costume but man, I have no clue where it is. We’ve moved like four times since then and I tend not to unpack boxes. πŸ˜› I’ll look for one, though.

      Yay on making headway on your writing stuffs! Editors and agents need to wake up and smell the coffee! Your books are awesomesauce!

  2. Ashlynn says:

    Holy moly girl your schedule makes me cringe and sigh, all that the same time. I honestly don’t know how you keep up with it all! You are zinging right through these books.

    Last week, I wrote. Some pretty good stuff I think. Somehow book 2, CRASH, seems better than book 1. Maybe just getting back into the groove of writing, or maybe these characters just freakin rock! ha!

    Both my teams lost….OU and the Titans. 😦 Poor Titans, lost by one point. gah!

    • Silver James says:

      Yay for writing, Ash! And yeah, sometimes the second book is better because you have a better handle on both the world and the characters. You can always go back and reedit the first one, knowing what you know now and being back in the groove. πŸ™‚

      The nice thing about the compilations is that they’re mostly already written. It’s a matter of connecting dots and material and getting them smoothed out. But I’m hungry for new words, too. I miss the raw energy of that first draft. πŸ˜€

  3. Better late then never-lol-
    Need an Excel spreadsheet to keep up with all your doing, Damn girlie,
    but I agree with B.E you’ll rock it out.
    Ashlynn and B.E good luck with your writing projects!
    In my world passed all foundation/plumb repairs so old house back on market and a couple interested into 2nd looks, fingers crossed and ask for good thought. Writing seems to be eluding me, probably because my focus is like a ping pong ball, hope to grab it and keep it on the table-lol
    Looking forward to some fall weather sometime soon?
    New place is coming along, taking my time, gotta tackle the garage, or I won’t be able to get to my Christmas decor/tree, I usually start to decorate thanksgiving afternoon take advantage of holidays off days from work, thou this yr I do Vegas the weekend before and fly back tuesday to avoid the airport chaos, so looking forward to trip a away.
    Well that is it from my corner of Texas =)

    • Silver James says:

      Yay on getting the repairs done! Crossing fingers and toes that there’s lots of interest and a quick offer! I’ve only been to Vegas once and didn’t really get out of the conference hotel. πŸ˜† Only and I did take a side trip to Hoover Dam between checkout and checkin at the airport. I suppose I should go back some day to see more of the city/strip itself. πŸ˜‰ Good luck on the unpacking and once life settles, your Muse will come back. They’re all elusive like that. πŸ˜‰

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