Mid-year Monday

How can half the year be over already?!?! *flail* The good news is, I’m 17 books ahead of my reading challenge on Goodreads. The bad news is, I haven’t come close to any of my writing goals. This year is officially fired. So what else is new?

Loki, Kitten God of Mishief and Mayhem, comes by his name honestly. His new trick is to climb my leg while I’m at my desk so he can get into my lap, dash across my keyboard, leap across my desk and onto the windowsill where he either watches the birds or plays with the blinds. He’s also getting bolder about stalking the dogs. To see the two giant beasts totally freaked by the tiny black furball makes me laugh. Even Lawyer Guy, who is NOT a cat person, stops to watch Loki play, grinning and laughing. He even bought Loki a cat toy.

Gentleman Jake is acting out a little bit. If we go off and leave him home “alone” (meaning no human-type people), he knocks over the kitchen trashcan and drags trash out. He knows he’s bad and gives us The Look™ the minute we walk in and see it. LG is going to have fun while I’m in NYC.

Speaking of, I leave in two weeks. *FLAIL* I can’t…just…NoooOOOOOooooo. I’m not ready.

Writing. I am doing some. I’m at about 75% of my word count for the RDR WIP. I’ve also pretty much figured out where those weird little scenes I’ve written will go in the timeline, which ones need to be consolidated in chapters and which just need to be fleshed out as chapters. This is a good thing. If I disappear this week, don’t worry. It just means that I’m driving hard toward my deadline.

TV is…blah. So is baseball. 😕 Ah well. There’s always audio books. 🙂 So…I’m sort of in the middle of the Reapers MC series leading up to the new release. Then the library dropped a hold on me. It’s been a year since the first book in the trilogy came out so I had to do a re-listen to it. The book was just as good the second time around. KILL THE QUEEN (Crown of Shards #1) by Jennifer Estep is an amazing fantasy novel with a touch of romance. The second book, PROTECT THE PRINCE (Crown of Shards #2) adds to the incredible worldbuilding, while giving the main character and her love interest new depth and further backstories. There’s more romance and heartbreak and intrigue and I totally love the series. Now I just have to wait another year for the last book in the trilogy. 😦 I highly recommend the books to anyone who enjoys fantastic world-building, an intriguing magic system and serious emotion in their fantasy. I also love how it’s been described as Gladiator meets Game of Thrones. (But without all the sex and incest.) Anyway.

And that’s pretty much what my life is these days. What’s up in your world?


About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of several award-winning series--Moonstruck, Nightriders MC, The Penumbra Papers, and 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 Mid-year Monday

  1. Yes, let’s not talk about the year being half over and what we’ve accomplished (or not as the case may be). Ah, pets. Fun and funny and sometimes a little GAH! Nooo, you can’t leave. The internet will be lonely while you’re away. Yay for progress on your WIP and figuring stuff out! Disappear if you have to. I guess.

    Not much up here. Yardwork, TV, reading. The usual. It’s too hot to bake. It’s too hot to fish. I have to do the Wallyworld thing either today or tomorrow and I don’t want to. But we’re running out of stuff and I like eating.

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