Monday Last

T-Rex MondayHow can this be the last Monday in September? Noooo! Time is passing too quickly! I have too many words to write and too many deadlines! *flail*

So, I worked most of the weekend, dealt with some drama, and had fun with Stormageddon. Yay for the Day Out with Thomas (the Tank Engine) at the Oklahoma Railway Museum. Fun family time and I needed the short break from this WIP–which is still eating my lunch. I did finished the first short story. Rough draft came in at almost 13K words. It needs edits. The other news is that I’ve figured out the problem with the second story and it will be shorter than than I “budgeted.” With dedication and an avoidance of social media, I’ll get it finished today.

Sports–yeah, no. Not going there. 😦

So, jumping to TV instead! Ah, I do love the fall with its return of favorite shows and premiers of new ones. First, the old favorites. LUCIFER! Oh, he is delicious and this season promises some interesting twists and turns as dear old Mum arrives in LA. NCIS! I hated to see Michael Weatherly depart though I’m pretending that Tony DiNoza and his daughter with Siva are in Paris and will find her for a HEA. But back at NCIS HQ, two new agents (Quinn and Torres) have joined the team. I like the new members and the dynamics. I’m also looking forward to the return of MI6 agent Clayton Reeves.

Now, new shows. LETHAL WEAPONS. I wasn’t sure about this show until I saw the premier. I love the way Damon Wayans is playing Murtaugh. Clayne Crawford in the role of Martin Riggs lends Riggs an emotional depth and intelligence that seemed lacking from the character in the movies. This one is definitely on my DVR list. DESIGNATED SURVIVOR, with Kiefer Sutherland (always a favorite), the HUD Secretary who is in a safe place as the designated survivor during the State of the Union speech. When things go ka-boom, he’s left floundering. Facing opposition and his own fears, this one could be really good or jump the shark before the end of the season. I enjoyed it so I’ll continue to watch until I make up my mind.
MACGYVER: It’s on my DVR. I’ll watch the pilot soon and will give my opinion afterward. The other new show I’m checking out is PITCH. I’m torn about this. Good premise–first woman to pitch in the major league and the pressures put on her and her teammates. I like the actors and there was an interesting twist I wasn’t expecting. I’m worried, though, that this would have been a better movie. I’m not sure there’s enough here to sustain a full season, much less multiple seasons.

Reading: I’ve been doing a combination of reading new books and listening to favorites on audio. Sadly, I remember more about the favorites than I do the new books. While I enjoy them while I’m reading, I don’t feel a pressing need to stay up late to get to the next chapter. One is a library book, which is good, because I can send it back when I’m done. At the moment, it’s a 2.5 star that might be a 3 when I’m done. If the loan doesn’t run out first.

Stuffs: FALL IS HERE! At least for awhile because this is Oklahoma and weather is subject to change. I’ve turned off the AC and the nights are chilly with comfortable days. So…yay! OG&E doesn’t need all my money for awhile. And a happy birthday remembrance to my dad. We sometimes celebrated on the 25th, sometimes on the 26th. His birth records went up in smoke–literally–when the basement storage area of the hospital caught fire. In the family bible, the handwriting was almost eligible and the last number could have been a 5 or a 6. So Dad, being the practical man he was, celebrated on the day most convenient. Hope the trout are biting in heaven, Dad.

So, plans for this week include finishing this short story, getting back to work on Kade’s story even though I’m waiting for the go-ahead from Mr. HQEd and getting started on RESCUE MOON, which is due for publication in November. Hopefully, both projects will go fast because I also have the proposal for Deacon’s story due in November, too. Fun times!

What about y’all? Did you have a good weekend? What fun stuff is on tap for you this week?

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 Monday Last

  1. StephJ says:

    Happy Monday to you! I would like to send a invite you you to join this Saturday’s Fall Blog Party!

    I hope you can join! Have a great week 🙂

  2. I have no clue where September went. I know I lost a whole day in there somewhere. The rest is a blur. Yay for having a nice day out with the family. Yay for finishing that short story. You’ll hammer that other one out. Yeah, not going there with the sports either. I may have to stop watching everything but golf, and that’s done for the year anyway. TV? We spent yesterday watching the Star Wars marathon – but only the good three. I’m still reading Feda’s Anchor (which, I think, has been renamed Necromancer’s Anchor) by DJ Salisbury –Deb who comments on my blog. It’s really good, but I’m in a slump. Yay for fall. We haven’t shut off the AC yet because we’ve still had some hot days. This week will be awesome. Here fishy fishy fishy. Happy Birthday to your dad. I hope he runs into my dad fishing – although I don’t think Dad ever went after trout. Your dad can show him how. Good luck with the story and getting to work on your other stuff.

    The weekend here was quiet. I let some writerly stuff get to me and then went out fishing yesterday when I knew ding-dang well that nothing would be biting. I needed some bobber-watching time. Today might be better. If I can go without feeling guilty that I just went yesterday. LOL

  3. I wish I could say that I was productive this weekend, but alas….yeah, no. I did watch the movie “The Forest” which wasn’t really that good since I wanted to be scared and I didn’t find it scary. I read a lot of “Iterate and Optimize” by the self publishing podcast guys. So I guess I was productive in enjoying myself. LOL!

  4. Liza says:

    Did I somehow miss we have another RDR book out? I just got an email from Amazon about your October release.:)

    • Silver James says:

      Uhm…yeah. I do. But I’ve been so slammed with deadlines I’ve forgotten to advertise. 😦 My bad. Thank goodness you “follow” me on Amazon so you get advance notice!) Plus, the digital comes out on the 1st while the print isn’t available until the 4th. Crazy.

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