Monday With the Muse

funny-pictures-i-know-those-feels-monday-catToday is Monday. That means there was a weekend. There was a Friday evening, a Saturday, Saturday night, and Sunday. Sunday night, I usually set up the blog for today. The weather was really nice. REALLY nice. Almost fall-like rather than spring. Low humidity, nice temperatures. That was a relief after the storms of last week. People got out and did things. I didn’t.

I worked this weekend. Sadly, it wasn’t necessarily 8 to 5 like normal people work. Oh, I sat at my desk. I drank coffee. But actually working? Yeah, about that. I’m an author. That means I’m not normal. All those voices in my head make me crazy. At the same time, when they go silent, I panic.

BeAWriterLast week was a struggle on the writing front. You can tell when this happens because I tend to drop off social media. Well, Facebook and Twitter anyway. Both can be a time suck when I don’t have the time because the writing sucks. If that makes sense? See? I even start second guessing my blogging chops. I know, right?!?! What’s up with Iffy? I’ve tried chocolate. And peanuts. And chocolate covered peanuts. Special coffee. Regular coffee. I bought her a month’s subscription to Deposit Photos so she can download pics of sexy men and we have the rights to show them here, on Facebook, and on book covers. Yeah, lots of time wasted looking at chests, abs, and arms. But no inspiration.

Write club rulesLawyer Guy dragged me out for brunch on Saturday. We went to a local diner that serves great, diner-style breakfast. I had eggs, hashbrowns, and a big ol’ slab of grilled ham. We got home and I sat down at the computer because we all know the rules of Write Club. Did I mention about that subscription that allows Iffy to download 5 pics a day? Yeah…about that. And then gosh, it was time for dinner which is always an interesting discussion around here, unless I’m cooking.

Lawyer Guy: Are you hungry yet?
Me: Yeah, I could eat. What are you hungry for?
LG: Food. What appeals to you?
Me: Food.
After haggling for 10 to 15 minutes, we usually narrow our choices down to one of our usual restaurants. Saturday night, it was down to Greek, BBQ, or a place called Louie’s that’s a sports bar with a decent selection. LG narrowed it down to either BBQ or Louie’s. As they are around the corner from each other, we loaded up and headed that direction. Only two police cars, running hot, cut in front of us. Goose chase. They were setting up a perimeter in a area known for lots of “shots fired” calls so we kept going. By the time we ate, got home, and I’d fed the boys, it was after 9 p.m.

Writing lamentFrustrated with the writing (or lack thereof more precisely), I headed to bed to read. FYI, I gave up and succumbed to the lure of the Guild Hunter series by Nalini Singh. Yeah, the series is pretty much catnip. Around midnight, I realized I’d read the same page 4 times. I wasn’t sleepy. It was Iffy. Needless to say, I got out of bed. I fired up the desk top. I wrote. Luckily, she was still behaving yesterday so I wrote some more. Those keeping score will be happy to know that Easy and Sam finally did the deed. I was beginning to wonder if they ever would and since NIGHT SHIFT is a dark, sexy MC book, they REALLY need to get it on. I mean, seriously. What’s up with them?!?!

So, that was my weekend. This week brings the release of THE COWGIRL’S LITTLE SECRET and a book signing at the Anadarko Public Library. I have paperbacks of THAT OL’ BLACK MAGIC and MOONSTRUCK: SECRETS to go with my other books in print. If I have any left over, we’ll have a contest next week. 😀 What about y’all? How was your weekend? What’s on tap for you this week?

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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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13 Responses to Monday With the Muse

  1. Ugh. I’m sorry Iffy’s being taciturn.

    Wait, there was a weekend in there? Dang.

    Good for LG for getting you out of the house. maybe that’s what Iffy needed – a little breakfast out and a little police action.

    Yay for CLS! I look for it when I hit Walmart later this week. =o)

    On tap for this week is edits for WT… AD… You know what I mean. That second book thing.

  2. Ashlynn says:

    Oh, Iffy, Iffy, Iffy…. if you don’t cooperate then I don’t get to read about Easy! And I damn sure want to read him! mmms!

    So get your shit together! (Not you Silver cause you rock, I was talking to Iffy. 😛 )

    • Silver James says:

      Of course you are, Ash. 😉 I’m dealing with Sam’s slight panic attack at the moment. She figured on giving in to the attraction to indulge in a one-night stand. Yeah. Right. Like Easy is going to let that happen! 😆

  3. I agree with B.E. Iffy need to be distracted, to get her back to work!
    I also agree with Ash, quit giving Silver so much crap and behave!!!
    Tablet is ready for Cowgirls on Wed, thou I will pick up an actual copy when I go to Walmart*that is how I roll* helping where I can for authors while I’m blessed I can.
    I went to B&N saturday, but the noise level was like everybody tried to talk louder then everyone else*roll eyes* maybe in my getting older I do better with more silence.
    I read the 4the book in JM Madden Lost and Found Series–thou I had to reread book 3 to know what happen.
    Silver is Moonstruck Secrets aavailable in paper on Amazon??
    Well have a great day— Ladies =)

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