So…I took a week off. It was nice not to have to come up with stuff. Considering everything else going on, I needed the break. The good news–I think I’ve solved most of my computer problems. *knocks wood* MS Word was being a beast and I think that is repaired–but for the stupid code that’s buried somewhere in the STARTUP folder that creates a dialogue box I have to cancel before I can work in Word. Don’t ever install any “Wizard” thing from Avery Labels. It doesn’t play nice with updated versions of Word and even though I’ve deleted it, there’s still a wonky line of code I can’t find. 😦
I keep wanting to go on rants. I mean seriously, Harvard? The stress of rechecking out library books every 28 days (but let’s not mention those poor students who are on the waiting list for those books…*makes googly eyes* 😯 ) is so hard on these so-called best and brightest that they are doing away with library fines. What the hell is going to happen to those students when they hit the real world and have to pay rent? Car payments? Credit card bills? *says many four-letter words under breath*
So, other things, like…
Reading: Still doing contest books. Most are pretty good. Some have left me scratching my head. I finished up my “re-listen” to the In Death series. *deeply satisfied sigh* I’m currently listening to TINKER (Elfhome #1) by Wen Spencer. It’s pretty entertaining, and it might still be on sale. Check it out if you want alternate history/urban fantasy with a genius girl heroine, sexy Elfen hero, magic, physics, and Pittsburgh. 😆 It’s fun so far.
Sports: My Cards are playing a little better. They’re hanging close in the pennant race. They’re over .500 so that’s a yay. Regionals for the Women’s College World Series will be starting up soon. Yay softball!
TV: “Lucifer” has started new episodes but I haven’t caught up on the old ones yet so DVRing. I really need to clear out the “clutter” on the ol’ DVR. I have several series and a couple of movies to catch up. I’ve been in a blah sort of mindspace when it comes to the tube. Reading/listening to books has held my attention.
Writing: As mentioned at some point, THE COWBOY’S CHRISTMAS PROPOSITION is done. I’m awaiting cover art. I hope I get as lucky as I did with CLAIMING THE COWGIRL’S BABY. July 1st release on the digital version, July 4th on the paper–unless you order directly from Harlequin. 🙂 I should be getting notes on the proposal for Tucker’s story today or tomorrow. I’m doing work on NIGHT FIRE and still hope to have it out by month’s end. So many stories…so little time! 😆
And that’s it for my Monday. What’s going on in your part of the world?