Yesterday was the vernal equimox aka the first day of Spring. On that day, light and dark are perfectly balanced. Too bad the humans who inhabit this planet are so out of whack. Anyway, there was a week past and a weekend and now a new week to look foward to.
There was writing stuff done last week. Some new words on the WIP along with administrative type stuffs like updating the back matter that I cut and paste into the copies of the manuscripts that I upload to the ‘zon and D2D. I also spent almost a day figure out “Reading Lists” on Books2Read. I have a main carousel that is a list of all my books available through D2D. Then I set up lists/carousels for each series. That way, I won’t have to update the D2D back matter on previous books whenever I add a new book. Now if I can figure out a way to do the same with the ‘zon. Anyway, some progress if not as much as I’d like. Life keeps interferring. So, if there’s a slight delay getting the four books back up after the rights are returned, so be it.
I’ve retreated into a relisten of a paranormal series with serious romcom overtones in and around the suspense. I really enjoy Shelly Laurenston’s Pride and the spin-off Honey Badger series. Not that intrigued by her other series but that happens. Anyway, I’m not exactly speeding through the series so I’m behind on my yearly reading challenge. Again, so be it.
In sports news, my OSU Cowgirls and Cowboys did well on their respective diamonds this weekend. They’re both ranked at #11 currently. OU softball is just…wicked. They are still #1, undefeated and run-ruled by double digits the other teams they played this weekend. Also, I got to watch my STL Cardinals on Friday. Yay for spring training. I’m so ready for sports on TV!
We got some Stormy time. He was on spring break and Baseball Boy had baseball games while Only had in-office work. Sunday, we attended Stormy’s 8th birthday. A high school friend of Only and her husband opened an electronic game arcade in a town just north. His school mates had a ball and the dads paid extra so they could play. LOL
There’s not much else going on in my world. Writing. Spring training. Softball. Family. Oh, and “reading.” Seems like a full house to me. What’s up in your world? Any big plans for the week?
Happy Birthday, Stormy! I can’t believe he’s already 8. Whoosh, time flies. And Happy Spring! Yay for progress! Yay for reading! Yay for your softball and for baseball! Boo for the rest of the world.
Nothing much going on here. Same ol’ same ol’. SSDD. I have 63 pages left to proof on Song. I should be able to get that whipped out today. Tomorrow, I’ll format and start the upload processes. My brain is laser-focused on that, so for much of everything else, I’m oblivious. The house is a mess. I need a shower. I’ll probably spend the rest of the week cleaning. (I’ll shower today. LOL)
I’m sure Hubs will appreciate that. 🤣 And aren’t we lucky that our spouses understand Writer’s Brain™ so well? Stormy’s actually birthday is tomorrow but whatever. He’s coming over after school today and Thursday so more Stormy time. Good luck with finalizing, formatting, and uploading. Then catch up but be sure to have some fun too! Yeah? Definitely!!!
Pretty similar stuffs happened here. Writing – words on page on 2 separate projects – including revisiting a short story from +20yrs ago. Zooms with other writers. Sometimes it feels odd/heretical to create fiction while the world is burning down… but it’s what I can do. Write words to bring joy when it seems that joy has gone into hiding.
Yes! Exactly. I can’t go help but I can create fictional characters who can and therefore send them in do what they can…fictionally speaking. But I totally get you! ❤ And sometimes, when those old projects call to us, there's a reason. Good luck with all the projects. 🙂