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?