The world keeps turning and Monday keeps showing up on the calendar. Amazing how that works, yeah? So, it’s Monday once more and life goes on. A new week. A new chance to move ahead. After enough coffee, yeah?
Coffee. We’ve had some good stuff lately, from Black Rifle Coffee Company. Veteran-owned, veteran supporting. Good stuffs all around.
Words. I got a few written last week, though most writing stuffs had to do with reading, catching up, reorganizing, and figuring out WTH had I been thinking?!? 😆 Turns out there was some magic mixed in with the hot mess. So, Penumbra Papers #5 is my current WIP. A human FBI agent, a vampire, and a dragon walk into a bar… I have every intention of getting down to real work this week, now that the characters and story have decided to straighten up and fly right.
Only and Baseball Boy celebrated their 10th Anniversary over the weekend by staying at their favorite B&B in the area. I picked up Stormy after school on Friday and he spent the weekend with us. Friday night was a Shaun the Sheep marathon. Don’t ask. What has been seen cannot be unseen. Saturday, pancakes at the American Legion Post, postponed from the first weekend due to record snow. Good stuffs. Yay for Expedition Unknown because Josh Gates saved us from the sheep. Stormy and I read at various times. Okay, he read, I listened. He’s half-way through 1st grade and reading like a true bibliophile! Yay! He and his Big Daddy (Lawyer Guy) also built some Marvel superhero model trucks. His parents arrived before noon yesterday. There was a nap in my future.
As most of you know, I was/am a big fan of The Masked Singer. There’s a companion show out now, The Masked Dancer. Yeah…not sure about it yet, except I did get one dancer right and I’m pretty sure I know who a second is. That said, it just doesn’t have the same energy as the original concept. Ah well. That’s about the only new TV stuffs beyond Stormy shows.
I went on a book listening binge last week. I discovered that the first 6 original books in a once-loved series are now available in audio, and I could get them from Hoopla, which I get for free from my local library. The series? The Executioner. The author? Don Pendleton. The protagonist? Mack Bolan. Viet Nam hero, Army sniper, slayer of Mafia dragons. I loved this series hard long ago and far away, and I’m enough of a throw-back to still love them. There was a little weirdness–like stopping at gas stations for pay phones. 🙄 No cell phones back in those days. Anyway, the books are lushly sparse in their narrative, vivid and gritty, and Mr. Pendleton knew how to write extremely excellent pulp fiction. Okay. I’ll stop gushing. This books fit very few people’s tastes in this day and age. Totally not PC, and hey, I. Don’t. Care.
Moving on and looking back, last week and weekend was mostly…not much. It happens. And yes, I am ignoring the news then and now. So, looking foward, new words on #5, which sort of has a working title of LEATHER AND LACE, and will change in all likelihood because the book it’s turning into is not the book it started out. Which is good. Trust me! 😆
So, that’s it in my world. How’s your world?
I’m with the cat. More coffee is needed. Yay for Black Rifle! Yay for new words. Happy Anniversary to Only and Baseball Boy! Yay for Stormy time, even if it does derail you a little. Yay for binge reading! Mack Bolan is on my must-buy list, but only the ones Don actually wrote. (Umm, you might get that weirdness with Duke Noble. Just sayin’.) Yay for L&L and to new paths you weren’t expecting.
Like you, I’m trying to keep the rest of the world away. Baking, reading, watching TV – old books and old shows. And writing. I started the week off good with 2K words last night. Chugging along toward the climax. Trying not to make it seem rushed, cuz I hate that, but anxious to get to the end. I have three different alternatives for how this will play out, but I think I’ve settled on the right one. I can’t wait to find out. ;o) Other than that, nothing going on here. Hanging in there. :hugs:
I sometimes think it would have been worth dragging all those boxes around because yeah–the whole original series and totally written by Mr. P. The ones that came after his death? They suck hard.
Yay for Duke! And yeah, I’ll probably totally get his weirdness which is why I’m so looking forward to this one! You can always throw the other two in as red herrings and then “ta-da” with the right one when it’s time. 😉 Go you on the words!
Head down, powder dry, coffee in the pot. And zoomies. 🤣🤣🤣
I had snow flurries 🌨 yesterday afternoon!! It wasn’t anything like Austin or my neighbors further up IH 35north. I read, thou I have been reading so many MC, I have to wait for the writers to caught up😉. Otherwise I vegged around the house.
So let is it from my 🌎.
I know you’ll enjoy Stormy time, ya words.
I haven’t tried Black Rifle yet.
Have a great day, stay warm
Wow! Colder there than here. Unusual! Stormy time was fun but nice to have alone time. LOL Yay for reading! And Black Rifle is awesome. On some of their blends, if you buy one bag, they send one to our troops. How cool is that? They also support our first responders with donations. Have a great week!