Long Monday

This has been a looooong month. I’m glad to see August hit the road, Labor Day looming on the horizon and at least the tease of cooler weather. In the meantime, it’s Monday, which means talking about what went down last week and over the weekend.

Writing and the business of writing. Sometimes, timing is off. It didn’t occur to me that if I put a “publish/go live date of X” meant upload those books now and let them go live for preorder. Oops. They were still on KU so got kicked back and now those channels that get fidgety about the ‘zon are being slow to take them live. Ah well. Not like I had a big sale push lined up or anything. Once the Nightrider series is live on the big 3 (Apple, Kobo, B&N), I’ll push out a newsletter. Maybe I’ll give away some swag and books from nationals. I also managed to get new words on NIGHT WISH, which is Wizard’s story. That sucker is a hot mess but it’ll come together.

TV drew some of my attention away from audio books. Live PD is always on the menu but I’ve added Ghost Hunters (new version) and Psychic Kids. They both debuted last Wednesday and were pretty good.

Sports get busy this time of year. College football is starting up and baseball is winding down. My Cards are leading their division. That’s all I’m going to say because…no jinxing! *THE* OSU Cowboys play that other OSU team (Oregon State) on Friday night. Go Pokes! (In case you’re wondering about the emphasis, that fake OSU is trying to trademark the word “the.” I hope this doesn’t turn into another “cockygate.”

Reading, or in my case mostly listening, has been good this past week. I have one book that will probably end up being a DNF. It isn’t a bad book, it’s just not holding my attention. I put it down a week ago to listen to a book that came up on my library queue and I never picked it back up. Mainly, I’m breezing through a relisten of Ilona Andrews’ Hidden Legacy series because the newest book in that world drops tonight at midnight. Yippee!!!

Lawyer Guy had a quiet birthday and we did family lunch at a favorite BBQ place on Sunday, an easier day for all to gather. My ribs were great but I topped off the meal with warm peach cobbler topped with vanilla bean ice cream sprinkled with cinnamon. Yum to the nth degree!!!

Looking ahead, I’ve got serious words to churn out. I need to get back writing horse and race that stud to the finish line. I have four books I need to work on and finishe by the end of the year: NIGHT WISH, which is Wiz’s book, FIGHTING FOR ELENA, which is set in Susan Stoker’s world and is part of 6-7 book anthology spin-off series about volunteer firefighters in Texas, to be released in either January or February. Then there’s the long-overdue Penumbra book with Sade and Sinjen and at least the proposal for the next Red Dirt book. I’m thinking it’s going to be Dillon (the youngest Tate) and Keisha (Deacon and Quinn’s nanny). Then there’s three left–Bridger, Boone, and Hunter.

No more procrastination. That’s my motto for the rest of year! How was your weekend and what’s going on 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 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 Long Monday

  1. Oh yeah, I am ready for August to be a thing of the past. :kicks August for good measure: Ack on the time snafu thing. I am unsurprised the evil OSU would try to pull that crap. Adding THE in front of their name as if anyone would confuse them for some other Ohio State University. There’s only one, guys. Pretentious little twerps. :climbs down off the soapbox: Yay for a good reading week! I DNF’d two yesterday and set aside a third. The first two deserved a DNF and the other I’m thinking might be just the place I was in yesterday. So I picked up an Agatha Christie to clean my reading palate. Yay for LG’s birthday! Okay, you go churn out some words. You’ve got this. :hugs:

    The weekend was fine here. I did some editing stuffs. Baked some more granola bars. Made a pork roast. Mostly, though, it was reading and watching TV. I lead such an exciting life. LOL

    • Silver James says:

      Six more days and this sucker is done. So glad you and I are on the same page where those arrogant donkeys just irritate the snot out of me. Agatha Christie is always fun.

      Glad you did some editing and yummy foods. I like pork, but LG’s not that fond of the other white meat unless it’s bacon, sausage, or ham. 😆 Have a great week!

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