On Any Random Monday

Or writers. Days of the week don’t have much meaning for writers either. The only days that grab our attention are DEADLINES! I have a few but nothing to panic over. Yet. 😆

So, I’m full of all sorts of Random Stuff™. In no particular order:

REDEEMED BY THE COWGIRL is a finalist in OKRWA’s National Readers Choice Awards. Woot-woot! This is one of my favorite books. I made myself laugh more than a few times and at two seperate points, I had to stop writing/reading/editing so I could sob a little. I’m glad that “real” readers liked it too.

LUCIFER has been cancelled by Fox. The season finale is tonight and there won’t be any resolution. This bums me out tremendously. I can only hope that Amazon, Netflix, or Hulu picks it up. If not, I’ll be totally pissed at Fox, on the entertainment side at least. Since Fox Sports covers my St. Louis Cards, I can’t be mad at the whole outfit.

LIVE PD makes me shake my head. A lot. This past weekend, I loved the “Pink Ladies” in Slidell, Louisiana, riding their bicycles all lit up with LED lights on the wheels. They were celebrating a birthday by riding from the party site to a “margarita bar.” The cop who “pulled” them over posed for pictures and then gave them an escort. Made me smile. Then there were all the people who copped attitudes, chasing the cock (as in game rooster), and a dog that led them on a chase that lasted for a couple of miles, with commentary by the cop. The lab pup led them back to his home at a junkyard.

My OSU Cowgirls made the NCAA D1 Softball Tournament. They’re the #2 seed in the Fayetteville regional with #1 seed Arkansas, #3 seed Wichita State, and #4 seed DePaul. OU is hosting their regional as #1 seed and #4 national rank, #2 seed Tulsa, #3 seed Missouri, and #4 seed Boston. Yay for softball. The Cowboys should be in the Baseball tournament but teams won’t be announced until the end of May.

I’m enjoying my reread/re-listen of Joanna Wylde’s Reapers/Silver Bastards series. I also discovered that Ilona Andrews is going to treat fans of her Hidden Legacy series to a novella, releasing this fall. The subject? Navada and Mad’s wedding. I. Can’t. Wait. I one-clicked that puppy so fast I sprained my finger! 😉 I keep waiting for new books to read but the ones I want are all spaced out over the next six months. Of course, that gives me time to reread/re-listen to all the books in those series will give me fodder for both Kindle and Audible.

Not to get political, but…

I wish California would decide to secede from the Union. Get ride of presidential birthdays and replace one or both with a Communist/Socialist holiday? What’s up with that?

We should be worried about the current crop of college students. The stuff they spout? But then I remember that they are being spoon-fed pablum and have never been taught to think for themselves. By and large they’ll be followers and the smart ones who think will be leaders. I look at them and have hope.

I watch the news and just shake my head, much like I do when I’m watching the stupid people on LIVE PD. I just…there are no words.

And on that note, I’ve run out of words. Well, at least words for this post. I have ideas for Digger’s story. I think Noni is going to visit her “Roo.” 😉 What’s up in your corner of the world?

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About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of two award-winning series--Moonstruck and The Penumbra Papers, Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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4 Responses to On Any Random Monday

  1. There was a weekend? I’m so screwed up on what day of the week it actually is, I wouldn’t know it was the weekend if golf and Live PD weren’t on. Bleh. SQUEE on being a finalist! I heard about the Lucifer cancellation and thought of you. Sorry. =o( Must’ve been a slow news night on Saturday for Live PD. The first hour was bleh and we went to bed. And I’m getting to where I cringe every time they show Green County, MO because more often than not it highlights the sheer lunacy of some of the people in this area. And it reinforces my desire to go up there as infrequently as possible. Thank goodness the airport is on my side of town so I don’t actually have to go into Springfield. :shudder: Don’t get me started on the news and the state of things. I’ve written California off as a lost cause and I find myself wondering why the few rational citizens don’t flee in droves.

    Nothing’s up here. Cat mess first thing which required a cleaning effort more massive than I was ready for with so little caffeine in my system. I’m ready to go back to bed and start over. But there’s stuffs to do and the office is open up in Michigan, so I have to be ready to work. Where’s that coffee IV I’ve been dreaming of? I think it’s the only thing that’ll work today.

    • Silver James says:

      LIVE PD got better and yeah, when they’re in Green County, I think about you and understand. If they ever came here, it’d be the same. I agree re: Cali. I just…my brain explodes.

  2. kbgardener says:

    Congrats on making the finals in the NRCA! I didn’t know because I had to give up the coordinator position when my RWA membership lapsed (financial issues… I’ll pick it back up in 2019.) It would have been so sweet to give you the news myself.

    Sorry to hear about Lucifer–when I saw the article in my newsfeed I immediately thought of you: “Silver’ going to be pissed…” I never got into it but then, I’ve stopped watching series I had been following regularly for many years. I tend to go through cycles where my TV series watching wanes and this is one of them. From what I saw I thought it was a well done series.

    My live action TV watching has been almost entirely supplanted by anime series. It’s not something everyone can enjoy but I am a big fan. If you want to see one of the best anime series produced in the last few years, watch Violet Evergarden on Netflix. It’s an exquisite series about a girl that had been cruelly used as a “dog of war” that sets out to learn what love is. The story is gripping, the visuals are stunning and the lessons surpass both time and culture. It is now one of my top five anime series of all time.

    I second your observations on the political side, which shouldn’t surprise you…

    KB

    • Silver James says:

      I understand about the finances. Sorry. Hope to have you back soon. Crap. That reminds me. I need to double check to see if I sent my RWA dues in this month. Oops.

      Never much got into anime. It’s an interesting genre, though. Still hoping someone else will pick up LUCIFER.

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