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.