Go October

October is here at last. It’s still a little warm but there’s a crispness to the air and the nights are cool. I love fall. I always have. The colors–from the leaves to the sky. The scents–wood smoke, spiced apples, cinnamon. Days get shorter. Nights get longer. Not that it makes any difference to my internal clock that snaps me awake at 5 a.m. πŸ™„ Still, I don’t miss the long, hot days of summer. Okay, enough waxing. Let’s wane now over last week and the weekend.

There was a week. I did some stuff. Nothing very exciting. There was some writing. Not much but some. Ande after a notice and some friendly emails (and the passage of 3 years that went by in a flash!), I now have the publishing rights to MONTANA MOON back. It won’t be available on Amazon (at least I think it’s in the process of being taken down) until I revise it and republish it. Originally, it was a Kindle Worlds book set in Elle James’s Brotherhood Protectors world. When KW shut down, some of the world owners offered contracts to the authors in their world. I went ahead and rolled MM over into Elle’s company. Term of the contract? 3 years. Which has expired. So now it’s mine again, as soon as I revise it and take out all reference to Elle’s copyrighted characters. I’m toying with the idea of either tying it into my Hard Target team series–with reference to those characters–or maybe to a new “anthology” series that I’ll be participating in. I should probably decide that like…ASAP. I could also just make up some new characters. The Helena Chapter of the Nightriders will remain in the book and most of the action will remain the same. But that’s my goal for this week, and also staying on top of Only to get the cover updated. In addition to that, I did get some words added to the Boston Mob Wolves so theres that.

Reading took a heartfelt turn with the Dark-Hunter book I just finished. It’s been a LONG time since I first read these books and other than a few basic things, I don’t really remember much about characters and plot. DANCE WITH THE DEVIL is the books I finished yesterday. It’s a hard book. SOOO much bad happens to the hero but he remains honorable–if a grumpy grouchy–man. Immortal. Whatever. There were some twists I’d forgotton and there’s a HEA that made me smile through the mads and the sniffles. The next book turned out not to be available from the library or Hoopla in audio so I’ve skipped ahead. The book aftter SEIZE THE NIGHT (my current listen) is the one I’ve been moving toward. There are a couple of upcoming releases that I’m waiting on, and have already preordered.

Sports. There was a bunch! Stormy had one game rained out last week so he has three games this week. Fun times. He came over for a “play date with Big Daddy” yesterday afternoon. They tossed a football to help him throw better and to catch better. And yes, it does translae into throwing and catching a bsseball. OSU (the REAL OSU) beat Baylor and have moved up to #12 in the polls. Yay. OU won. They dropped a little. Ah well. My Cards cinched the 2nd Wild Card slot and then won some and lost some in the final few games. Since they’d already clinched, these games were a time to give regulars a rest and bench players the chance to start. They play the one-and-done Wild Card game against the Dodgers on Wednesday. If they win, they’ll go up against the SF Giants. If they don’t, their season is over. Stormy has a game that night so I will be DVRing the Cards game. It’d be rude to watch it on my phone during Stormy’s game.

TV has been mostly sports or like the Science Channel or NatGeo while I sleep. I really should pay attention to what’s on since baseball will be over this month. Sadly, shows I used to enjoy like Dancing with the Stars and The Masked Singer just aren’t doing it for me. Yeah, my head is not screwed on right at the moment. But I have audio books and so I’m good!

The weekend was gorgeous–storm dragons battled through the skies early Satruday morning and then moved off. Siren test and Mexican food followed, along with family time. I’m lucky to have a daughter who is also a friend, a son-in-law who’se pretty cool, and an awesome grandson. Oh, and LG. πŸ˜‰ I’ve kept him around for a lot of years and there’s a reason for that.Β 

So, that’s the summation. Goals this week: get MONTANA MOON revised and published (along with switching out links and advertising); watch a lot of baseball; and generally get on with life. What about y’all? Anything fun happen over the weekend? Anything you’re looking forward to this weekend?


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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2 Responses to Go October

  1. Yay for writing stuffs and reading stuffs! Yay for Stormy time and I hope his team wins,. Yay for the Cards. May they beat LA and move on to beat SF. The Yankees are playing Boston tomorrow. I hold out no hopes there. Bummer about your TV shows. Yay for gorgeous weather and time with family. And having an awesome family to spend time with. =o)

    I worked on getting back on track yesterday. I finally cleaned my bathroom and dusted. Then in the afternoon, I made the executive decision and took apart my container garden. All but the two big tomato plants. And I repotted the three trees I’m working on growing to big enough to plant in the yard. The cedars are still tiny, but the elm… who we named Elmer… is about 18-20 inches tall now.
    Later we watched the season opener of Call the Midwife (it’s British… PBS on Sunday nights here). I think I actually got a decent night’s sleep last night, even if I did spent the beginning of it thinking about writing. It’s all good.

    • Silver James says:

      Yay for sleep! Yay for baby trees, getting back to normal, and executive decisions. πŸ˜‰ Call the Midwife comes on after something LG tapes on PBS so yup-yup on Sundays. LOL Go Yankees! Not a Red Sox fan though I have to pretend to be when I’m writing the Boston Wolves. πŸ™„ Also, from your lips to the baseball gods/goddesses ears!

      Hope your week settles back into routine! Have a good one! ❀

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