Mid-Month Monday

September is half-way over. The month started out feeling a bit like Fall but Summer just won’t let go. She’s hanging on by her long, sharp nails. There’s rumor of a cold front the end of this week. I’m ready. Fall is my favorite season. It has nothing to do with the holidays and everything to do with the weather–especially the temperatures and low humidity. In other news…

Reading: I put several library books on hold and two dropped amost simultaneously. :/ One is billed as erotic romance, but it sounded intriguing–club owner expanding, builder/decorator arrives for meeting, they hit it off, things progress, his ex drops a kid off. I’m curious how the author handles the kid. I haven’t read past the first chapter. The other library book that hit my Libby app is WRAITH by Helen Harper. A fantasy/paranormal with an element of romance, it’s set around Sterling, Scotland–city and castle. There are goblins, dark elves, and humans. I got the audio book and the first few chapters were a bit of a slog due to wordage and world building. Had I been reading rather than listening, I might have jogged a bit. I’m 12 chapters in and it’s pretty interesting. I also finished a paranormal romance by J.T. Geissinger. Justine Eyre was the narrator and she’s a favorite. Her Night Prowler series is a different take on panther shifters. I’ll be looking into the rest of the series. The books appear to be “free” (reading AND listening) on Kindle Unlimited. Gonna get my subscription fee’s worth this month.

TV: I’ve started at the beginning of “Mayans, MC” on FX. It sort of takes off where “Sons of Anarchy” left off. I think. I never actually watched the entiere SOA series. I need to rectify that at some point. When I have like…hours of fres time. 🙄 Still, I like the actors in it and the premise is rather interesting. There’s confidential informants, traitors, a first love married to the drug lord, kidnappings, weird kids (a la Lord of the Flies), and the MC. I’ll see how it goes, since there’s only two episodes so far, but dang! A bunch has happened in thos two. “Live PD” comes back the end of the week. That’s a yay. New episodes. And I’m enjoying the “Nightwatch Nation” series, though not as much as I liked the original “Nightwatch.”

Sports: My Cards are killin’ me. Enough said. College football news is brighter. OU and OSU both won their games. OU stayed at #5 in both the AP and the Coaches polls. OSU moved from #24 to #15 (AP) and from #19 to #15 in the Coaches. Both teams have some injuries, but OU has some big ones. My Pokes had a couple of lapses but they corrected and came back to beat then-ranked #17 Boise State. The Pokes were ranked 24th at the time, so a big jump in the AP. Yay! And “pistols firing!”

Writing: Well…I need to get back on that horse. This week. I procrastinated last week. A lot. I’m wrestling with revisions and Iffy is sulking. I let her play with pictures and music and we managed to create a book trailer for MOONSTRUCK: SECRETS. Now she wants to make trailers for all 40+ books. Silly Muse! I did write a few snippets but not near the word count I need on either additional project I’d like to get finished and published this year.

And on that depressing note, I’ll sign off. Anything newsworthy you want to share? Anything on your To-Do list that you want me to nag you about? Feel free to nag me about writing. *nods* Until tomorrow…

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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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2 Responses to Mid-Month Monday

  1. Ugh, this hot streak is a pain in the buns. And yeah, they’re promising cooler weather this weekend, but I don’t trust them, so we’ll see. Yay for reading! Yay for new Live PD!

    Yep, we both need to get back on the horse. I got about a thousand words out last night for the first time in a week, so there’s that. Of course, that was the sum total of the idea I had to move this forward and now I’m like ‘what next?’

    Nothing worth mentioning or worth nagging me about. I’m nagging myself enough. And it’s not really working. Meh. Just trying to keep my head down this week.

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