May Day Monday

We’re starting a new month. How is that even possible? What happened to April? I had all these plans and goals and stuffs and then I blinked. And here it is the second of May. Gah! Picture me doing the Muppet Flail™.

So, what’s up in my world? We’ve had lots of Stormy time because Only is snowed under at work and Baseball Boy’s team made the state playoffs. We’ll probably have him quite a bit this week too. I haven’t received my “marching orders” from Only yet.

Why do screws disappear? I had to change the battery in the outside garage camera yesterday and I couldn’t quite get the darn screw for the battery compartment seated just right. And then my fingers didn’t want to work. That happens when you get old like me. I watched the screw fall. I saw it hit. I climbed down off the step ladder, bent over, and the stupid screw had been swallowed by a magic portal. Or something. I used the broom. I used a flashlight. LG used the magnet bowl thingy he uses to hold screws and nails when working. The dang thing was just…poof. Gone.

Websites. Coding. And headaches, oh my! Long story that I won’t bore you with but it all started when I got the rights to four books reverted to me. I’m lazy and the idea of having to update the back matter on every book (almost 40 now) books that I’ve self-published just made me boggle. And cringe. And all I wanted to do was hide. I got this wild hair to use the readlings lists on Books2Read to set up carousels for each series and use that link as a sort of universally “green” link for my books. That way, all I had to do was add the book to the carousel and I’d only have to update back matter in the other books when I had several new books out. Then I realized that I wouldn’t have links for the books I got back until I revised them all and uploaded and they went live and then…and then… And this is where a long story gets even longer. Suffice it to say that I spend five days on carousels, links, backmatter updates, and website updates (which now involves way more HTML coding than my brain can handle) and by mid-afternoon yesterday, I think I had it all in hand. And then my brain broke. I’m hoping it’ll be mended a little by the time I get back from Wallyworld and Starbucks.

RESCUE MOON is almost ready to go. SEAL MOON is almost read to go. That leaves ASSASSIN’S MOON and UNDER THE ASSASSIN’S MOON to revise and update. I think I’m going to wait until they are all ready and then upload them and release them a week apart. Because I might actually do some markeing on each one. Or something. Anyway…

A few new words but mostly behind-the-scenes writerly crude this past week. I need to dig out one of my favorite memes–the harried woman in a disaster of an office that reads: Be a writer, they said. It’ll be fun, they said. 🤦🏼‍♀️

There was softball and baseball this weekend. My OSU Cowgirls lost, by 1 run each game, to a higher rainked team so that shouldn’t hurt their rankngs. Scarily, they take on OU for the Bedlam series starting Thursday. The Cowboys swept Texas so yay. My Cardinals seem to be on a low streak. The D-backs gave them trouble but due to the lock-out and shortened spring training, players are just now hitting their strides. Hoping for better this week.

I’m weird. At the moment, my favorite TV shows are “To Catch a Smuggler,” “Portals to Hell,” and whatever is on the Science Channen late at night because it doesn’t go to infomercials and I can sleep through the shows. Speaking of movies, who decided we needed a remake of “Firestarter?”

And that’s my rambling for the day. How was your weekend? What’s your week looking like?


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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1 Response to May Day Monday

  1. Gah, I hate when screws go missing. Maybe they’re with the lost socks in an alternate dimension. I got tired just reading the paragraph about your back matter. Yay for progress on getting your reverted books revised. And for words, however few they are. Yay for baseball and softball. LOL, To Catch a Smuggler is a fave here, too. I love it when it’s in another country and the swab turns blue… Coca-eena! Don’t get me start on remakes of older movies. Yeesh.

    My weekend was a lot of mental asskicking and trying to push myself into a better place. I finally got the house vacuumed and started the weeding I’ve been neglecting. I also sat down last night and went back through SCIU 4 to see if I can get in a good writing place again. I think I’m there. We’ll see if tonight shows actual new words. May is our month, baby. Let’s do this.

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