Did y’all see the moon last night? Yup. It was full. And big. We’re slowly sliding into fall when we’ll be looking at harvest moons hanging on the eastern horizon like fat Chinese lanterns. And that’s about as poetic as I’m going to wax today.
So…TV. Funny story. Lawyer Guy and I watched NORTHWOODS LAW last night. One of the Fish & Game guys got a call about a snake. In a bed. In a house. This particular officer hates snakes. Like LG. So…he gets to the house. The homeowner’s son (probably college age) who discovered the snake was out in the yard with his Lab. He was as freaked out as the officer. Snake! In the bed! So, Officer Bronson goes upstairs. Yup. There’s a snake STILL IN THE BED. He goes out to get his catch pole. This is the conversation in my family room while the scene plays out:
LG: Here, let me go out to my truck to get a hand grenade.
LG: No, call the fire department. There might be a nest. We’ll burn the house down.
LG: Wait, the house belongs to his parents. Hey, I know a good realtor.
Me: *bites lips*
LG and Bronson (as the snake is being released in the woods across the street): I HATE snakes.
Me: No kidding…
Moving on… Sports. NCAA football pollsters are idiots. Just sayin’. On the other hand, my Cardinals are mostly winning. Like quite a bit actually. So yay.
Writing: This damn revision is going to kill me. 175 pages. I’m finally on page 120. There is not ONE page that doesn’t have a major revision on it. I’m just hoping it makes sense when all is said and done. On the other hand, I don’t hate it any more. I have conceded that this revision is making the story better.
Reading: I’m halfway through SLEEPING UGLY and loving it. My problem is, by the time I’m done on the computer, my eyes can only take a few pages of reading. Which is sad because the book is a lot of fun. On the other hand, I have been listening. I went back four books in the Kate Daniels series in anticipation of the release of the new and final book in the Kate/Curran story arc. I’m a little–okay a LOT–sad about that. The authors have promised not to leave the world so hopefully, new books will come out from time to time and we might get a peek at how Kate, Curran, and their personal pack are doing. I’m finishing up with IRON AND MAGIC, a spin-off from Kate’s world, and the first in a trilogy about Hugh D’Ambray, who was Kate’s nemesis through many of the books. MAGIC TRIUMPHS at midnight tonight. No, I won’t stay up for it.
The World: We lost some good ones last week. John McCain. Robin Leach. Neil Simon. In the midst of that, there was a mass shooting at a gamers’ tournament in Jacksonville. I have theories about video gaming (especially first-person shooters) and the rise of Millenial-aged real-life shooters.
On that note, there’s hot coffee in the pot waiting for me to pour into my cup for a second shot of caffeine, and 50 more pages of revisions. Maybe I’ll get lucky and get done today. That’s my plan. However, you know what they say about best laid plans and all that…
What are your plans today?