The Monday After

The night we switch to Daylight Savings Time–or switch back, I can never remember which time we’re actually on!–also happens to be Halloween AND we have BOTH a Hunters Moon AND a Blue Moon. Was I smart enough to capitalize on that in marketing my two books with those titles? Of course not. Pretend you can hear the sarcasm in my voice as you read this.

We had a week last week and what a week it was! Below freezing temperatures, ice storm, and no power. For the first time since living in this house (20+ years), we were the first in the neighborhood to get power back instead of the last. All the rest of the family came through fine, as did the feral kitties. We got terribly lucky that none of the HUGE branches that fell hit the house, phone or power linest TO the house, or Lawyer Guy’s truck. That said, our yard looks like an F2 tornado came through. We have massive piles of branches to be cleared. But, we have power! And internet, which means TV! And I cleaned out the fridge. It’d been awhile.

In writing news, NaNoWriMo started yesterday. I have a decent start on FIGHTING FOR JUSTICE. I hope to have my 50K (or more) by the 21st so I can edit, revise, and get it turned in to the publisher by the 30th. I’ve set a goal of 3K a day. We’ll see if I can keep it up. I’ve had a few sales of NIGHT WISH. Y’all could buy more! We’re going to need to fix some fences and might have to pay an arborist to help save the trees. Every bit of royalty counts! And that’s my blatant sales pitch. GO BUY MY BOOKS!

No power meant no listening to audio books because…battery drain on my iPhone! I don’t like silence. Quiet is okay but silence? In pitch black dark? Listening to branches snap and fall? I still haven’t caught up on my sleep. And now, refer back to the first paragraph. Gah. I foresee naps. Hopefully. That said, I’m still in the marathon listen of the In Death series, currently on #49.

Dodgers won the World Serious. Since I didn’t have a dog or a pony in that show, I got to enjoy some good baseball. Yay. Not doing much TV watching, mostly the weird stuff I turn on late to sleep through. First, no power, then…not much on. I do have a few things on DVR to catch up on. I should think about doing that.

So…let’s see. Weather, time switch, writing, books, sports, TV. I didn’t cook anything fabulous. Didn’t go any place cool. Still leading my mostly boring life. Thanks for checking in. 😆 Remember what I said about sarcasm up above? Now use a self-deprecating tone. I love that word: self-deprecating. Anyway, I have many words to write today with breaks for cutting and hauling branches to the curb. Hope all of you are safe and happy. Check in and let me know 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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6 Responses to The Monday After

  1. Gah about your power outage and the ice storm and your poor trees. Yay for a decent start! Yes, people need to buy Night Wish! It’s awesome!

    Life here is pretty boring, too. Cinder Ugly released last night, so I got that going for me. (Yes, it’s in KU.) Thanks again for your help with that. :hugs: Other than that, leaf raking and post publication stuff is on the menu. Whoopee.

    • Silver James says:

      Yay! I shall go grab it immediately in KU, read it, review it, buy it! It’s a fun story and people need to read all of the Model books! And all the Djinn books! And your mystery/thriller/dystopian books! And no, to anyone reading this, those are seperate categories not a mishmash. 😉

  2. Renae says:

    Greetings! My 2020 has been chaotic to say the least. Bought a house and trying to get settled. Will be my last move before I die…..so stressful! So glad you didn’t have damage to your house or vehicles….but no power is the worst. I will buy your book! Gotta spread the love around!
    And I love your sarcasm….what a gift!
    Life has to get better. I’m holding on to that!

    • Silver James says:

      Hi, Renae! Buying a house and moving is the worst!!! We used to do it a lot when Lawyer Guy was active duty Army. Then we bought/leased and moved a few times until we settled in this house. We talk about downsizing but the idea of packing up 20+ years of stuff? Horrors! Not that we’re hoarders or anything. 😏 Sarcasm, snark, and self-deprecation IS a gift. What can I say? LOL Life, even when it’s touch, sure beats the alternative, as far as I’m concerned. Hang in there, enjoy your new house, and don’t stress too much! ❤

  3. KB Gardener says:

    Silver,
    I noted your concern about draining the battery on your iPhone. If you don’t have one, you need to get a power bank. I recommend the Belkin 10K power bank available at Walmart for $14.88. My son gave me one and I find it works great. It comes with a USB-C cable which you’ll need to charge it but you can use any USB to Lightning cable for charging your phone. I holds enough charge to recharge your iPhone a few times over. They’re good to have for power outage emergencies. Also, they have a selection of colors so you should find one you like.

    Tulsa, of course, didn’t suffer like OKC did. It only dropped below freezing for a short while, and then not more than one degree, IIRC. The rain dragged on for days, though. I guess if it got any colder we might have had snow, or at least as much ice as you had.

    KB

    • Silver James says:

      Thanks for the recommendation, KB! I actually have 2 power banks and killed both of them. However, they’re small so I’ll look into the Belkin.

      We all needed the rain. I just could have done without the FREEZING rain. Glad y’all just got the wet kind. It’s been that kind of year, yeah? 🙄 Glad to hear from you and hope all is going well up your way. Don’t be a stranger. 🙂

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