Another Monday Blues Song

Monday and I’ve got the formatting blues… C’mon, y’all, sing along with me. πŸ™„ My brain, it is Swiss cheese. And then it gets paranoid and then it remembers shitstuff and I start over… Anyway, the Nightriders have all been updated in two versions–Amazon and for wide distribution that has no mention of Amazon or links there. They’ve all been uploaded to the ‘zon. I’m hoping to get an update notice on my Content and Devices page when they all go through. I’m not sure what exactly triggers an update. If worse comes to worst case, for those of you who own the books, you might need to delete them from your Kindle (NOT from your library! JUST your Kindle) and then download them again. That should give you the latest version. The quick way to tell is to go to the back of the book and check my book list. It’ll be up-to-date with BLOOD & FIRE and CRASH & BURN having buy links. Anyway. That got done. And NIGHT FIRE is formatted for print. I’m waiting on the print cover before I can get it fully uploaded and done. Tomorrow, I’ll get NIGHT FALL formatted for print and then I’ll start uploading all of them to D2D for wide distribution. I’ll keep y’all in the loop on when they go live.

In other news, my RWA chapter meeting was Saturday. We had a great program on “Writing the Emotional Rollercoaster.” According to the author and editor presenting the program, after we did a little writing exercise, I’m doing something right, at least in the scene I shared, which was from NIGHT SHIFT. (The scene where Easy hides in the kids’ playfort,) Anyway. It was fun to see the gals and emerse in writing stuffs that didn’t have a deadline, or entail formatting. πŸ˜‚

My Cards are sporadic in their wins but they are staying at the top (or near it) of their division so that’s a yay! College football starts up here at the end of the month. Fall can’t be too far behind. I’m totally on board for cooler temps!

LIVE PD keeps showing scenes close to home. Seriously! This weekend, they showed a “previously happened in Oklahoma” segment where a guy ran from a traffic stop, roared up the street I’m on like 10 times a week, and crashed out at an intersction less than a mile from my house, and one that I also drive through constantly. The reason he ran? Because four bad dudes driving an SUV that looked JUST LIKE THE OHP VEHICLE INCLUDING DOOR DECALS, FLASHING EMERGENCY LIGHTS, and SIREN!!!! had tried to rob him and he thought they were chasing him. 🀯 Yes, that is my head exploding. I can’t make this stuff up! And if I did, readers would ding me for being so over the top.

I’m back in a bit of a reading slump. The next book I really want releases in a week. I’ll do a reread of the series, but there’s only 3 full-length books and a novella. I’ll have them listened to before it drops. I’m trying to listen to Maria Vale’s THE LAST WOLF. Some reviewers have compared this book to Anne Bishop’s The Others series, which I adore. This book? The beginning is really slow and I’m have trouble getting into it. It’s through Audible Escape so I’m not out anything if I don’t finish it. I’m going to give it about an hour of listening time and then I’ll either be into it or it’ll be a DNF.

That’s what’s up in my world. What exciting (or not) things did you do this weekend?

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 Another Monday Blues Song

  1. Fingers crossed for amazing sales! Yay for a good RWA meeting! We watched part of a Springfield Cardinals (AA feeder team for your Cards) game yesterday. I hope, for your Cards’ sake, that game wasn’t anything to go by for the future. Wow, they were stinking up the joint. That LivePD bit was fun. I don’t know what that guy was thinking trying to pull off that crap. Ack, no more reading slumps! But you’re in a working jag, so this too shall pass.

    This weekend was a blur. Spent a lot of it cleaning due to Kira issues. Thus I am stiff today. I made an awesome new cake – Oatmeal Cake. (Recipe’s on my FB page now and will probably be on the blog later.) I also did a vat of chili Saturday and then a BBQ pork roast Sunday. Right now, I’m reading a cozy mystery that’s kind of okay. Fun, but not exactly blowing my skirt up. Very trope heavy at first, but it’s starting to differentiate itself from every other ‘amateur detective with a failed marriage comes home to start a new life, finds a body, meets an old love who happens to be a cop who doesn’t want her involved in the mystery, but she keeps solving it while battling the bitch from high school’ book. Maybe it’s just me. ;o)

    Have an awesome day! With lots of coffee! Yay!

    • Silver James says:

      🀣 I’ve read that book! (Not really, but I know EXACTLY what you’re talking about!) Hoping the fleas are a thing of the past. Poor Kira. 😟 I hope I get sales, too. I managed to get the last book formatted for print. Now I need covers then I can upload and that’s done. Tomorrow is D2D day. I took the morning off because my feet were still swollen and numb from sitting at the computer so many hours a day this past week. Yeah…not cool. Gotta remind myself to take breaks. And yeah, I went through the pot by noon! πŸ™„

      Enjoy the chili and oatmeal cake!

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