Mushing up Monday

funny-dog-pictures-not-ready-for-mondayAs I write this at about 10:30 last night, my hamster brain is running its wheel trying to figure out how the hell to end NIGHT SHIFT. Take a look at the word counter over there on the right. Yeah. Right there. See? When I updated last night, I was at almost 52K. On a book that was slotted to be 30K. Then 35K. 40. 40. 40. Going once… 45K. Do I hear 50? I have 50. Do I have 55? Sold at 55K. Maybe. The auctioneer’s gavel hasn’t banged yet. This story just keeps going. And I’ve learned some very personal things. About the Russian, whose road name is Russki. About Gravedigger, who doesn’t believe in happy ever afters. But most of all I’ve learned about Easy, about Sam, and about what they are together. The love scene I wrote tonight has a subtitle of “Tender Beautiful.” I didn’t listen to music when I wrote it. I don’t have a song soft and tender enough on my playlist. You’ll have to read the whole book to get there because it’s toward the end. And speaking of endings. I really need to figure out how this suckers ends. And that’s a problem. I don’t have an ending.

Which is why I was writing this at going on 11:00 last night. I normally set up today’s blog by mid-afternoon on Sunday. But I was too busy writing. I lost track of how many words I’ve written since about noon on Friday. I’ve been on a roll, though, working from early morning until bedtime, with short breaks for food and human type interactions in between. It’s been a long time since I’ve been in that kind of groove. I’ve also seen the first draft of the cover. I really like it.

Needless to say, I didn’t read this weekend, except for NIGHT SHIFT. I didn’t watch TV. I had baseball on in the background. My Cardinals did take the rubber game from Cincinnati, winning the series 2-1. Their home opener is this afternoon. I think we may have hot links and beef brats with sauerkraut to celebrate.

I have a recipe for Snickerdoodle Pie. There’s a funny story about how I found it. See, there’s this big party at the Nightrider’s compound. Sam sort of stepped on her poncho with the MC. 300 hundred members, old ladies, and kids are coming. So Sam decides to take out her frustration baking. I listed some pies but ran out of varieties. So I hit the Google-fu. And found Snickerdoodle Pie. Yes, I will make this puppy. I will take pictures before I scarf it down. And I will share it soon in a Tuesday Treats post.

Did I mention that Sam needs to climb out of her hidey hole and be a grown up again? She doesn’t want to. Considering the trauma she’s suffered–physically and emotionally, I don’t really blame her but I can’t end the book with her hiding under the covers. Even if Easy is hiding in there with her. πŸ˜‰ I know what she has to do but none it really puts…Now there’s a thought. I must cogitate on it. I didn’t meet my goal of typing THE END by last night, but I’m freaking close!

Coffee MondayIn the meantime, my brain is mush. And it’s Monday. I needed more weekend because I have stuff to do this week that has little to nothing to do with writing. πŸ˜› But all things considered? Monday’s not that sucky. At least this week. πŸ˜‰ How ’bout y’all? Monday, sucks or not? Good books read? And no, Ashley, I still haven’t seen the first episode of OUTLANDER nor have I watched the second. And I have GAME OF THRONES too. *flail* Freaking Nightriders are killin’ me! Somebody pass the coffee!

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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 Mushing up Monday

  1. Ashlynn says:

    I feel your pain on the word count. Happened to me with Fuel and Wreck. I was like…uh… wasn’t this supposed to be done a long time ago? The story is done when it’s done. And hey, I’m not gonna complain because its running longer than you thought. I like long. πŸ˜€

    PFFT …. seriously. You NEED to watch Outlander! I mean… the it was a real THIGH opener last Saturday! HA! πŸ˜›

    Thank you so much for the goodies!! ❀

    • Silver James says:

      You are more than welcome, sweetie. And yes. I know. Once I type The End, I’m taking a day off. I’m going to clear off my DVR. I’m going to read. And then I’m getting back to work. I still have 3 more books waiting my attention before mid-summer hits. 😦

  2. *Hannah passes you hot steaming mug of coffee* lol
    I read a new author at least to me JL Drake– Broken is the 1st book in this new series. I read it in one sitting lots of twists and suspense and she left us holding our breaths-thank god book 2 comes out may 12*wipes brow*
    I worked on my WIP its coming slowly but surely *insert smile*
    Wishing you good wishes on getting your words wrapped up.
    Have a good day!

    • Silver James says:

      I’ll check out Drake’s work. I have three or four new books that hit the Kindle in the past few weeks that I really want to get to, and I’m still reading contest books in the odd spare moment.

      Yay on slow but sure. Steady wins the race and gets you to THE END! Sooner or later. πŸ˜€

      Time to shut down the internet and get back to work.

  3. I’m happy with 55 instead of 35. More words from you? Yay! I hope whatever flash of brilliance hit you last night works out. You’ll figure it out. And it will be awesome. =o)

    Despite having to go to the doctor’s today for my shot, all in all it’s been a good Monday. I just had a long chat conversation with someone about WT and it’s so going to rock hard when I get done. :wanders off humming ‘I Will Survive’:

    • Silver James says:

      Yay for WT rocking! Can’t wait. πŸ˜€ Ugh on shots. I hate them. *shudder* And yeah, NIGHT SHIFT turned out to be far more “meaty” than I first anticipated. Other characters kept insisting I include their view points occasionally and Sam wouldn’t follow directions. Then Easy got all up in my face. He was not happy until I made his fantasy come true at the end. *bwahaha*

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