The Monday After Overload

loldog Monday Pup2I had a weekend. A long weekend. And this is Monday’s recap of stuffs.

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?

About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of several award-winning series--Moonstruck, Nightriders MC, The Penumbra Papers, and 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 The Monday After Overload

  1. I hope the caffeine helped to get your words out. I went fishing again. Didn’t catch a ding-dang thing… okay, 2 teeny pumpkinseeds… but it was a gorgeous morning, so it’s all good. It’ll be getting hot again the rest of this week, which is okay because I should get back to work. We’ll see how that goes. I kinda wrote myself into a corner with the end of Up Wish Creek and don’t know where to go with book 4, I can’t see my way for Early Grave, and Natural Causes is stalled. Back to editing on Fear Itself until the new words want to flow again.

    • Silver James says:

      Yeah…I’ve done that a time or two. I added about 1500 words to the dystopian today. I’ll get there. I also wrote a spur-of-the-moment snippet for Wednesday Words. No telling when I’ll get around to the book it’ll belon in. Until that point, it was a fun bit of writing. 😉

      We’re hot tomorrow and then cool off with rain the rest of the week. State Fair starts Thursday. That means rainy season for us. LOL

  2. Liza says:

    Very sad there was no button moment. Though it was mentioned that Roarke had his hand in his pocket at one point when talking to Eve, so maybe he was holding the button then,

    • Silver James says:

      Well…true. But…I sort of had an epiphany though who knows what LaNora was actually thinking. LOL See, I can talk about “spoilers” here. Anyway…I think it was a sign of Roarke beginning to trust their relationship. The button has always been his touchstone–his reminder of who and what Eve is to him, especially when they’re at odds. They haven’t been at odds that much in the last few books. They’re…relaxing into their relationship, into the marriage, into the direction their lives are going. Still…BUTTON! I wants it, I needs it! My preciousssssss. 😆

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