Not. Enough. Coffee. In. The. World. My brain is still suffering Deadline Meltdown. The thought of sitting at the keyboard and writing more than a few hundred words makes me run away in full *FLAIL* mode. Ah well. This too shall pass.
I plan to be back in social media mode this week. Last week, due to circumstances and on account of because, I figured I might better stay away.
Writing: THE BOSS AND HIS COWGIRL (RDR#3) has its blurb but I don’t have official authority to unveil it. The blurb is AWESOME!!! Since the climax of THE BILLIONAIRE’S INCONVENIENT COWGIRL (new working title of RDR#4) is set at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, I’ve been watching the early go-rounds. I was pretty darn close on most things, but have a couple of “facts” to correct when revisions come back. No idea what my next project will be. Sales tell me to work on the next Hard Target book. Iffy is more interested in the Nightriders, if my flash fiction challenges have been any indication. Business says get the darn proposal book written and sent off to fulfill the agent request. My brain just wants to remain jelly and not think at all. I’ve written what…five(?) books this year? I can’t even count them my brain is so befuddled.
Sports: OSU is headed to the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans, against Ole Miss. Go Pokes! OU ended up ranked #4 in the play-off rankings. They’ll play #1 Clemson in the Orange Bowl and if they win, play either #2 Alabama or #3 Michigan State for the national championship. Go Sooners! There’s only 74 days until pitchers and catchers report. My Cardinals didn’t re-sign John Lackey, one of the best pitchers in their rotation this year. I sure hope John Mozeliak, Card’s GM, has something up his sleeve.
Reading: Did a lot of that last week. I’ve blazed through the updated versions of Jen Lyon’s Wing Slayer Hunter series. By the time y’all read this, I’ll most likely have finished CAGED MAGIC, her most current. I think it might be her best one. I also squeezed in a read of our own B.E. Sanderson’s BLOODFLOW. I got it on Kindle Unlimited, and once I post my review, I’ll buy a copy because I want it on my keeper shelf!
TV: Haven’t done much TV watching. Still keeping up with NCIS and CODE BLACK. The rest are languishing on my DVR. I’ve indulged in the Hallmark Channel’s back-to-back Christmas movies on a few occasions. Yes, I’m a sucker for the sappy HEAs. What can I say? I write romance and even my darkest stuff has HEAs.
This week’s schedule: Posting here every day. Keeping up with FB, and responding to other people’s blog posts. Decorating for Christmas. Did I mention we’re retiring the Cactus Tree? With Stormageddon so active, we don’t want to take the chance he’ll pull it down on top of him. One, it’s really light and mostly unstable, and two, uhm…barb wire! I spent all day Friday shopping for a new tree. Found one Lawyer Guy and I both liked (I texted photos 😆 ) and I have hopes I can leave it decorated, put a cover on it, and store it in a closet. We’ll see. Now I have to find the box with the ornaments we haven’t used in 20 years, get it set up, and decorate it. Whoppee. I did get some of the outdoor lights up yesterday–on the front porch. And I got the partially dead lights on Nessie replaced. I also started the annual Stocking Stuffer Hunt(tm). 😉 Oh, and a Christmas edition of my newsletter composed and sent. And maybe some writing. Hopefuly Iffy will cooperate.
One last note, today is “Pearl Harbor Day.” It was truly a day that lives on in infamy. That’s it for me. What’s up with y’all?