The new year is off to a start. Stuff happened. The end. Okay, just kidding. Sort of. As for the stuff happening…
I finished all the prep for FIGHTING FOR ELENA, book #1 in the Badge of Honor: Tarpley VFD series. Final edits done. Back matter updated and added. Cover in hand. I’m not revealing it quite yet but I like it! One of the authors did a book trailer. I’ll be sharing it, too–though probably directly on Facebook and Twitter. I need to ask if I can upload it to my YouTube channel. I have the blurb. I have teasers and pics that are in the hands of the graphic artist. Release date is February…18th? It should go up for preorder in a couple of weeks. There will be a FB party hosted by all six of us with books in the series. Fun times.
In other writing news, I think I’m going to go back and reread BRIDE’S MOON and ROGUE MOON to start editing, adding in cut scenes, and getting a new bridge (or maybe ending?) for them in order to get MOONSTRUCK: BETRAYAL finally out in the wild. I think I can get that done fairly quickly. Both NIGHT WISH and the next Penumbra Papers are sort of stalled at the moment. Iffy and I are in negotiations. Send coffee.
Sports…yeah. OSU and OU sort of tanked. It happens. Clemson beat Ohio State so yayayayay! We may watch the national championship. Or not. How many days until pitchers and catchers report for spring training?
TV. I ❤ A&E. Live PD, First 48, Court Cam, Live PD: Body Cam, Live PD: Wanted, and Alaska PD. Oh, and Live Rescue. What can I say?
The weekend was crazy. I fried up 20 lbs. of bacon and 8 lbs. of sausage patties for Post 12's Pancake Breakfast. Met the kids there–LG had been there since 6 a.m. to eat breakfast. Took Jake. He did pretty good. That was followed by the monthly siren test. Took Jake. He did very good. While waiting for the test to start, I walked him up and down the utlity easement/road to stretch his legs. He found deer tracks and a canid tracks and a pile of poo. Then he marked everything. 😂 After the test, we headed to our favorite Mexican restaurant, meeting up with the kids again. Took Jake in. We had a corner table that had a half wall on one side. LG and I put Jake in that corner, between us. He did outstanding!
Yesterday, it was all about finalizing FIGHTING FOR ELENA. I had most of the stuff done but I wanted to add a bit to the conversation in one scene, check for typos–found TWO! GAH! 😝 — and rewrote the first line of the book. I’m done now. Finished. Going to hit send in the next day or so to the gal at Aces Press that does the formatting, uploading, etc.
Today is Jammie day. Stormageddon doesn’t go back to school until tomorrow. Only is still swamped with her company move and Baseball Boy was back teaching today. Not sure what Stormy and I will do all day but something. Then I take him to his OT appointment around 5:00 and Only will meet me there.
I’m still listening to Anne Bishop’s The Others series. I’m nearing the end of ETCHED IN BONE, which is the last book in the original series arc. Bishop has two more books set in the same world that are mostly standalone. After I re-listen to those, not sure what I’ll gloam onto.
That’s my updated life in a nutshell. Mostly. What’s up in your part of the world?
I totally can’t wait for FFE to come out. And anything else you send down the pike. I needs me a Silver James fix. =o) Live PD (and its family of shows) rocks. Did you catch the K9 Patrol episodes? Love it when the dogs are involved. I’m glad the rest of your weekend went well and that Jake was a good boy and I hope your day with Stormy is awesome.
I’m stiff from a window-washing thing we did yesterday, but no rest for the wicked. More to do today – like finish the windows. There has to be some writing stuffs today sometime later. Other than that, I’m in a fog and need more coffee.
Yeah…I totally relate! And no, I haven’t seen them yet. I DVR’d them to catch later. 🙂 I’m afraid there’s not going to be enough coffee in the world today but I’m soldiering on. Hang in there! Oh, and yeah, there will be more books this year. One way or another!