The First of Monday

cute-puppy-pictures-hello-im-here-to-make-your-monday-suck-lessToday is Monday. It’s also the first day of December, which is the last month of the year. So…a little reflection and some planning today. I hope everyone had a great holiday weekend, if here in the States, though hopefully everyone had a great weekend. I worked some, played some, cleaned some, read some, got to watch Liam eat his first pumpkin pie and learn how to take Rediwhip from the can. 😆 I got most of the outdoor lights up for Christmas. I’ll work a little on the house each day. We’ve gone pretty low-key the last few years so it doesn’t take long.

I finished National Novel Writing Month with 58,428 words. That’s 39+K on MOON SHOT, and the rest on the new chapters and rewrites for MOONSTRUCK: SECRETS. I REALLY like the way both books are turning out. They are among my writing goals for December, which are:

1. Get the paperback cover for THAT OL’ BLACK MAGIC approved and that version uploaded to CreateSpace so it’s available.
2. MOON SHOT: Edit, get cover, and get formatted for release before Christmas.
3. SECRETS: Finish, edit, get cover, get formatted, and release by end of January, 2015.

Marketing fun:

1. Harlequin is doing a Goodreads giveaway for COWGIRL’S DON’T CRY, this month. I’ll get full details to you when I have them.

2. Wild Rose Press is doing a Facebook party for the 12 Brides of Christmas anthology series. I think it will be the evening of December 10th. All the Bride books will be on sale for 99¢. During the 12 Days of Christmas, I’ll probably be hosting the other authors in the series on the day that corresponds to their story. 🙂 (I don’t have to write blog posts!) snoopy This is me because I don’t have to write posts! 😀

Other stuff:

I hate raking leaves. I’m allergic to leaf mold and dust. *aahhhHHHCCHHHHOOOOoooo*
I’m Gold Card member of Starbucks until like 2017 or something ridiculous. You have to get 30 stars each year. I do that about every two months. shifty-eyes-ani2faster
I have an idea for a Wolves Christmas story but it probably won’t come out until next year (even as a free read here on the site) because it involves spoilers pertaining to MOON SHOT. I won’t forget it because here are two teasers: Sean’s solution to acquiring a large, free-growing Christmas tree, and ALL the guys stringing outdoor Christmas lights and decorating (can you say light wars?). I leave the rest to your imagination.

And on that note, I bid you a good Monday. Time for another cup of coffee mug and more words to write.

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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 The First of Monday

  1. Happy Day After NaNo!! Yay for winning! And yay for decorating. You have to send pics of your pretty house. And of course, yay for book stuff! I can’t wait to read everything you have coming out. =o)

    I don’t know about over there, but here it’s sleeting or freezing raining or glorious slush from the skying. A good day to stay inside, but not exactly motivating. I should put the tree up. Or work on edits so I can write tonight. Or… Well, all I really want to do is flop in the chair and read. We’ll see which one wins.

    • Silver James says:

      I pretty much took today off from writing. Did the social media thing instead. 😆 It’s just cold here, with a brutal wind chill. No precipitation. I want to read too. But the books I was waiting on didn’t come in. 😦 Tomorrow. And I don’t have a handy novella to fill the time. Now I wish I’d just cracked a book last night. I’d be finished before the new books come in. 😆

  2. Ashlynn says:

    You had a good thanksgiving weekend, Silver. And that means a lot.

    I like that you listed your goals for the month. Has to be done when you have christmas thrown in there with it. 🙂

    I do low-key decorating nowadays, too. It’s just enough.

    • Silver James says:

      The older we get, the more we’re all about the easy! 😆 Sounds like you had a low-key holiday and it was just what you needed. And no, I haven’t done a blasted thing writing-wise today. My bad! 😉

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