Middle Monday

IgnoreMondayCatI just don’t get it. I close my eyes. I sleep a couple of nights. I write some words. I read some books. I watched some sports. And damn if it isn’t Monday all over again. What’s up with that!?!?!?!

So…sports. The REAL OSU pulled their game out by the hair on their chinny-chin-chins. The talking heads kept talking about the 2011 game, when OSU was undefeated and headed toward the chance maybe at the national championship. Then they went on the road to play at Iowa State and got stomped, effectively killing their season. What the pundits kept forgetting to remind those watching is that the day before the team traveled to Ames, the women’s basketball coach, assistant coach, and two long-time athletic supporters and alumni were killed in a plane crash. Which reminded everyone of the plane crash in January 2001, when the OSU men’s basketball team was returning from a game at the University of Colorado. One of the planes went down in a snowy Colorado field, killing staff, players, and a much-loved local sportscaster. So yeah. This year, the Pokes proved they weren’t snakebit by ISU. Oh, and OU beat Baylor. I should also stop looking at the rankings because they just–for the most part–piss me off. The season isn’t over. OSU still has to play Baylor and OU. We’ll see how they do. All I ask is that SOMEBODY–Michigan, Michigan State, and/or Iowa beat the snot out of the pretender OSU (being Ohio State).

So…writing. Did I mention that I heard back from Mr. HQEd, and he said that I just need to keep writing RDR#4, and that it’s his favorite so far? Yeah. That’s good. Of course, Iffy immediately freaked and went into panic mode. I’m plying her with chocolate, coffee, chocolate coffee, and pictures of hot guys. And horses. Because…horses! eye roll Yeah. Deadline looming. NaNoWriMo looming. I took the weekend off.

Why did I take the weekend off? First, Stormeageddon time! We babysat. And there was a funeral. And family time on Sunday because Only needed to fix the print cover for DOUBLE CROSS. There were some issues and I’m really glad I ordered a paper proof, even if that sets things back a ways. It definitely wasn’t right. S’been resubmitted and I’m waiting to hear back from CreateSpace.

Reading. I made the mistake of opening Kristen Ashley’s newest Chaos MC novel. Could. Not. Put. It. DOWN! WALK THROUGH FIRE was long but OMG! High and Millie!!!! Talk about a reunion story. *sniffle* And once I finished it, the “preview” of OWN THE WIND was included, so of course I had to go reread it. And then I got all nostalgic for Tack and Tyra’s story so I had to go back to MOTORCYCLE MAN. *sigh*

TV. Besides the usual suspects (NCIS et al), I’m hanging in with BLINDSPOT, CODE BLACK, THE LIBRARIANS, and AGENT X. We’ll see how long that lasts. Because…BOOKS! If it weren’t for baseball and Gibbs, I could probably do away with TV. Well…of course, GAME OF THRONES and OUTLANDER aren’t on right now. Or LOST GIRL. Yeah…nevermind. 😀 Well, I should probably add the news to my list. I had coverage of Paris going in the background when I wasn’t watching football. Don’t even get me started. All I can say is Viva la France! Y’all go kick some ass since Hillary says this isn’t our fight, Sanders says the biggest threat to America is global warming, and the man in the Oval Office declares our avowed enemies (at least THEY say their our enemies–he can’t even call them what they are) are shrinking–right before Paris goes to hell in a terrorist’s suicide-bomb vest.

And that’s pretty much it for me. I’ll be madly writing for the next two weeks and hoping RDR#4 actually comes together. I’m not even halfway in yet so waaaaaaay behind on the word count. Gonna made up for that this week, which means less social time on the net. Ah well. How was your weekend?


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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2 Responses to Middle Monday

  1. I hadn’t heard the Clinton thing. Obamalama ding dong said the biggest threat is global warming, too. Saturday some politician dude out of MN said ISIS isn’t necessarily evil. Umm, yah. This is bad. Bad bad. I’ll just keep writing and publishing and hiding in my woods, hoping someone in the free world does something before it all goes to hell.

    I wasn’t watching the Pokes here, but I was keeping track of the score along with you. And on the edge of my seat with my Wolverines. I’m not holding my breath that either them or the Sparties can actually beat the evil spawn, Go Iowa.

    Good luck with your writing! You can do this. And since you already know what’s going on over here, I’ll leave it at that.


    • Oh, and I feel your print-cover pain. CS keeps rejecting my cover because it doesn’t meet trim size, even though I used the stupid template they told me to use and it looks fine to me. aarrgghh. Third time’s the charm, eh?

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