So, Friday I packed up a weekend worth of clothes, my laptop, a six-pack of Diet Cokes and drove across town to a hotel and checked in just as happy hour started. I caught up with my OKRWA colleagues down in the buffet/bar area and the weekend commenced.
There’s nothing like a writer’s retreat to get the ol’ creative juices flowing…not to mention laughter, booze, and a lot of camaraderie. And no sleep. I feel like a zombie today, despite lots and lots of coffee. I really need to get on the next two short projects. Like right this instant but the words aren’t forming in my brain.
Reading I have been doing some. And now I sound like Yoda, which reminds me that the latest Star Wars movie is on STARZ and I should make time to watch it. But…books. APPRENTICE IN DEATH. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The pacing was slow…quick-quick. Sort of like a waltz. A waltz through the lives of Eve and Roarke and their friends. Eve’s case was a tough one–lots of “Eve buttons” got pushed. Eve and Roarke are facing “upheaval” at home in the form of redecorating. New insights to the Roarke-Summerset-Eve triangle. And baby Bella’s birthday party cracked me up. DOLLS!!!! *bwahahaha* My one regret? NO FREAKING BUTTON! Okay, that might be a spoiler to some people but while I ALWAYS look for the Button Moment™ not everyone does. I think, though, that I understand–maybe–why there was no mention of it in this book, and it pertains to the growth of Roarke and Eve as a couple. That’s all I’ll say on the matter. Definitely a good one in this long-lasting and enduring series!
TV hasn’t really been on my radar of late. I did start my marathon (okay, I stayed awake for 1 episode) watch of the last season of RIZZOLI & ISLES. New and returning shows start popping up this month. LUCIFER–YAYAYAYYAYAY! And NCIS–will be interested to see how it goes without Tony. I know there are other shows…Oh, the reboot of MacGuyver. We’ll see. And…okay…brain dead at the moment. More coffee…
And that’s pretty much my world at the moment. Coffee and fighting Iffy for new words. I feel a trip to Starbucks coming up. Soon. What’s up with y’all?