I’m always fascinated by moon names, for obvious reasons. Last night, most of the world got to see the Super Flower Blood Moon. Technically, that’s a total lunar eclipse during a “super” moon, which means the moon is closer than normal so it shows up bigger. Okay, so that wasn’t totally in technical terms, but whatever. Also, there’s some local history attached to the Flower Moon. There’s even a book, KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON, THE OSAGE MURDERS AND THE BIRTH OF THE FBI. There’s also a movie that, while based on the book, is highly fictionalized. Who stayed up to see the eclipse?
In other news, MY OSU COWGIRLS WON THE BIG 12 CHAMPIONSHIP! The Big 12 conference is weird. A team can win the “regular season” championship and they can also win the Tournament championship. OSU won the old Big 8 conference regular and tournament, one each, back in the mid-90s. This is their first Big 12. And they beat #1-rainked OU to do it. The Women’s College World Series selection show was only last night but at the time I actually wrote and pre-posted this, no regional or super-regional sites and brackets had been announced. 🤞🏼 that OSU gets both and gets a good bracket. They should since the were ranked #7RPI by the NCAA BEFORE they beat OU. We’ll see. [EDIT] Well, I’m disappoint. Other teams switched places ahead of OSU but OSU remained at #7. Grrr. No respect but we have a regional and I think a super-regional so it’s all good.
In other sports news, my Cardinals have been streaky but the last couple of games, their bats came alive so woohoo! I do love me some “boys of summer.”
I actually spent some time watching TV yesterday. The DVR was stacking up so I cleared some series off. I hadn’t watched “Portals to Hell” before, with Jack Osbourne. It was pretty interesting so I’ll keep taping it. I also caught up on some “To Catch a Smuggler” series–a mis of US-based and foreighn based police/customs and border patrols. Intersting stuff. I’m amazed at what people try to bring in or take out of the country.
I finished my marathon relisten of Jennifer Estep’s Crown of Shards/Gargoyle Queen series. LOVE these books, including the last one, TEAR DOWN THE THRONE. There should be one more book in this character arc and then I suspect at least one more trilogy focusing on another character. Sadly, these books tend to come out a year apart so that’s like…fou years. Ugh. I’m currently listening to Jeanine Frost’s THE OTHER HALF OF THE GRAVE. This is a retelling of the first book in her Night Huntress series, told through eyes of Bones, the heroine’s main squeeze. It’s been a few years since I read the series so it’s interesting to “see” things from Bones’s POV. Once I finish it, no idea what I’ll pick up.
In writing news, I finished updating and revising ASSASSIN’S MOON. YAYAYAYAYAY! It’s a relief. Still, the book was better than I remembered because…I’m a writer. We never think our books are all that good. Anyway, the Hard Target team makes cameos and there are expanded scenes and just over 3K new words. Next up is UNDER THE ASSASSIN’S MOON. Once it’s done–this week, hopefully–I’ll do a final formatting/backmatter check of all the books and then I’ll get them uploaed back to Amazon and Draft2Digital to go wide. I plan on setting them to release a week apart so anyone who wants to buy them doesn’t have to spend a chunk. They’ll be $2.99 so not a huge amoutn for each but yeah.
Not much else is going on. Today is Wallyworld day. There’s Starbucks at the end of the ordeal so thee’s that. No softball until the end of the week. There’s baseball, which is always good. I’ll come back to update this with OSU news, unless I fall asleep. Which is always a possibility. 🙄