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. 🙄 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. 😉 I’ve kept him around for a lot of years and there’s a reason for that.
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?