Thursday Thoughts – Late Again

coffee lifeNot in my world. Just sayin’…

So, no wisdom from the Universe today. See, yesterday’s #1lineWed theme–LATE–really hits home. I feel like I’m running perpetually behind–a day late and a dollar short. I was never one who was early to bed and early to rise–unless forced to…like with deadlines, but then I’m late to bed and early to rise. Nice to know I have something in common with the awesome Joss Whedon. 😆

I always was an early-morning or late-night writer. Early morning was my favorite; late night was because you had a deadline. And at four in the morning, you make up some of your most absurd jokes. ~Joss Whedon

Because that’s where I am at the moment. I haven’t hit panic mode but I feel like I’m half a step off the pace. I have new books out–the box set and NIGHT MOVES. THE BOSS AND HIS COWGIRL releases on Tuesday and I’m not ready for it either. I’m facing the hard deadline on RDR#5 and lagging behind, though I did make up some big numbers over the weekend despite everything. That’s what’s kicking my butt. I need to make updates to this site, catch up on FB, Twitter…Instagram. Gah! *flail*

Speaking of, I did mention a status update. 🙄 So, Saturday was the book signing down at Anadarko Public Library where, I add with a big golly gee, I’m the featured author for June! I sold two book, the whole family made the road trip, and we stood in line for over an hour to have Meers burgers and homemade ice cream on pecan cobbler at the Meers Store. Trust me, both are worth standing in line that long for. The “fun” started on the way home. The Only got sick. I mean you DO NOT want me to describe how sick she was. We were about 15 minutes from the house. She had a plastic bag but it had a hole in it. So…anyway. We got home, got her clothes off and she got in the shower to clean off. Clothes went into the washer, and I spent thirty minutes cleaning the back seat of Drover. (Drover would be my Highlander.) Only crawled into my bed to wait on her clothes. We ended up sending Baseball Boy and Stormageddon home. I took Only home around 9:30. Wasn’t sure she wasn’t going to end up staying the night. Anyway, we think it was food poisoning from their dinner Friday night.

So, no writing on Saturday, which put me behinderer. And yes, that’s a word because I say it is! 😉 Sunday, I made up for lost time. Sort of. The same for Monday. I was back on my word count pace to finish before deadline so I’d have time to edit. Then I realized that Cash, the hero who has done awful things to his brother’s wives in previous books, wasn’t going to be redeemed on the track I was going. Tuesday was a lost cause as I puzzled through the situation. Yesterday? Yesterday I figured it out. I figured out WHY Cash did the things he did and I figured out how he could redeem himself in the eyes of his brothers. Maybe. So, today? Hopefully many more words. My word count over there on the right is steadily growing. And Cash is breaking my heart in the process. No. Really. He made me cry yesterday and it wasn’t from pulling my hair out. 🙂

I’m still late, but getting there. So…double duty. Some musing, a little inspiration maybe, and a follow/catch up post. Back to work. I can’t wait to see if Cash is going to break my heart again today. How ’bout y’all? Running late or right on time?


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 Thursday Thoughts – Late Again

  1. May totally derailed me. Thus, I was running late and it was making me cranky, but then I said ‘screw this’, contacted JC and told her I wasn’t going to hit anywhere near my deadline, and she was cool with it. I know you can’t do that, though, so :HUGS: :HUGS: for Only, too. Poor thing.

    Tuesday is release day, huh? :makes note to hit Wallyworld on Tues: Yay for figuring out how to fix Cash and get the book back on track.

    I hit an epiphany about Frank during my last writing session and now I have to figure out what it all means and how it’s going to flow into the story. Oh, and the other epiphany which is that I don’t think I can create a romance in this book either (like the romance I had planned for Fertile Ground which fell apart for obvious reasons). :shrug: I guess SCIU agents just shouldn’t be together. If I were a romance writer, though, I’d definitely find some love for Teri with the US Marshal. =o)

    • Silver James says:

      Oh hell yeah! I vote for the marshal. 😀 You should totally to a “reunion” story/book/novella where all the agents get a second chance with the one that got away in their books. 😀 *nods* I’d totally read that!

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