Welcome to Spring, since this is the first Monday of April. We’ve had a few showers–but neet morre! And my daffodils FINALLY burst into bloom. I have a bumper crop this year and those yellow blooms nodding in the breeze make me smile every time I look out the window.
Saturday was siren test and lunch at our favorite Mexican restaurant. It was a beautfiul day, the food was awesome, and Jake was a good boy. I always laugh–inside–when we leave and other diners realize that this giant furbaby has been there all along. Sadly, Baseball Boy had to miss it. He was coaching in a tournament but getting time with Only and Stormy was all kinds of awesome.
In writing news, I have my letter of revisions of rights, though I’ll admit I haven’t checked to see if the books have come off sale on Amazon yet. I had one of the books ready to go (SEAL Moon) except for updated back matter and then…I lost it. Don’t ask me how. The internet swallowed it. The cloud rained. My computer ate it and didn’t spit it back out. I’d added over 3K words to the book and those are words I’ll never find again. So, being all up in my head, I tabled that book and started on the book that was the first one orginally published. While all four are part of my Moonstruck Wolf world and share some characters, they are stand alone stories. Anyway, the problem with RESCUE MOON was figuring out the military group (originally a Delta Force team created by Susan Stoker, since I was writing by invitation ). In the other three books, it will be easy enough to insert my Hard Target team. But they aren’t “active duty” military. So, I had to create new characters. And darn if that didn’t take me a heckin’ longer time than I thought it would. Why? Because I’m trying to make them like real characters, ie. dimensional. Not to say that Susan’s weren’t but the original books were aimed at her readers and they already knew her characters. These four books, like MONTANA MOON, CRASH & BURN, and BLOOD & FIRE, will be all mine now. So, it’s taking awhile. Everything else is only hold because I don’t get paid if I don’t sell books and I don’t sell books if they aren’t available for sale. So, there ya go.
In sports news, my Cowgirls are rockin’ the softball diamond. They’re currently ranked #8 in the nation. They played Baylor over the weekend and the games were televiased, including Satruday night’s game on big ESPN. My Cardinals are having a typical spring–win some, lose some, lots of picthing changes and subtstitutions on defense. It gives invitees a chance to shine and gives the starters both time to practice but also rest so lest chance of injury. Opening day is this weekend and I’m ready! And yes, I’ll be all boring as I wax on about my sports infatuation.
In TV news, our main U-Verse box died. We could still get TV with the two “regular” boxes hooked to the other TVs. We got the replacement box in a few days and everything is mostly copacetic now. Sadly, we lost all of the DVR’d shows. There’s something to be said for those shows to be up in the cloud but, hey, my revisions were supposed to be there too and oops. Whatever. Luckily, we didn’t lose the master list of shows that are supposed to automatically record. Still, I went in and changed some of those shows’ settings from first run to all. I’ll delete the ones I’ve already seen. Yes, technology was not my friend last week.
In reading news, I finished off the Pride and Honey Badger Chronicles series. Laurenston’s characters always make me laugh. I’m now into a relisten of Suzanna Wright’s Phoenix and Mercury Packs series. They are entertaining but also rather dark and dirty. I tend to skim through the sexy bits at this point. I did mention relisten, yes?
And that’s my update for this slightly rainy Monday. Jake and I have Wallyworld and then we’re pick up Liam from school for a visit until his parents get stuff done. I have hopes of getting many words added and revised between my trips out into the world. Dang but I have having adult on a Monday. 😉 How about y’all? Do you have to adult today?