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Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
Hot and Humid–I’m over it! Today it should start improving, so yay. But it’s been so icky, Wizard is stuck in the house and even the pool is unappealing. But at least we have air conditioning!
For our Worthy Candidate today, here’s a guy fresh out of the sea. I know the picture is a little dark, but believe me, he’s some sort of Sea Hunk, maybe he’s a Navy S.E.A.L??? Anyway he’s our candidate today.
So what do you think, is he worthy?
Monday, June 27th, 2016
My weekend was frantically working on the same first chapter over and over in my revision of Savaged Dreams. I **might** have gotten closer, I just sent it off to my critique partner and we’ll see. It has to be good, and the rest of the revision should fall in line much more easily. I also cleaned…and NOT just because Wizard came in the house and put the business card of a housecleaning service on the fridge. But I was going to clean anyway. Really!! Seriously, he took the card from someone he met in the neighborhood because, he said, he’s been thinking of hiring someone for a couple months to take pressure off me. I was touched by that, since he already helps out quite a bit himself too.
But I still cleaned, LOL! Not sure if we’ll actually hire someone, I’m too cheap, and also, not wealthy.
In other news, the cover and title for Ethan and Ana’s novella is done! I’m pretty happy. I think we’ll do a reveal in my newsletter soon.
So that’s my weekend, how was yours?
Friday, June 24th, 2016
My happy today is I’m all finished with Jury Duty! I was on “stand by” all week and didn’t get called in. To be clear, I would have gone if I had been called in, but I got lucky this time around
But this is me reworking the first chapter of Savaged Dreams.
Except I don’t have those pretty green eyes and I’m not cute, LOL! I should have had this chapter nailed by now. It’s not that hard, dang it. I just don’t love anything I’m writing yet but I will get there! I really need to get this moving and back to my editor in the next couple weeks before the RWA conference in mid-July.
And on a totally different subject, I’m trying to read a book by an author I love, and it’s just not working for me. Yet I can’t make myself set it aside. Most everyone else loves it, so it’s just me being weird or stressed or something. I really love 99.9% of her books and not loving this one is actually almost painful. I want to love it so much. Does that ever happen to you guys? Am I alone here?
Otherwise, my weekend will be pretty boring, how about you? Tell me what’s good and bad this week, and if you have any exciting plans this weekend.
Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016
Man it’s been hot! But we should get a little relief for a few days. And I’m on call for Jury Duty this week. In California, that means I either call or go online the night before to see if I have to go in. So far, I haven’t been “on standby” so I haven’t had to go in, which is great. But I hate not being able to plan anything since I don’t know until the night before if I’ll need to go in or not. But this is just a minor inconvenience.
Other than that, I’ve been reading through and making notes on revisions for Savaged Dreams. I have a ton of thoughts on how to strengthen the book and excited to tackle them. But I have one problem–I’m stumped on how to fix the opening scene which means I can’t get started until I figure that out. While I work on that problem, your job is to evaluate our Wednesday Worthy Candidate:
So what do you guys think. Is he worthy?
Monday, June 20th, 2016
I hope everyone had a Happy Father’s day! Ours was quiet but nice. Two kids couldn’t get out here, but called or texted and Youngest Son (BLB) came out last night.
My happy news is I sent Ethan and Ana’s novella off to my editor! Then I took a break to do some shopping, getting some clothes for conference this summer in San Diego. Wizard is going with me this year, and I’m excited about that. He’s a die-hard Giants (Baseball) fan and found out they are playing at the stadium right by the hotel. Great timing! He’s so happy.
Now I’m re-reading the manuscript for Savaged Dreams to tackle revisions and jumping right back on the Worry Train I must like this agony, LOL! I love the story as much as ever, but the manuscript needs some work. Too bad editorial revisions don’t come step-by-step instructions, LOL! But it turns out it’s my editor’s job to tell me what needs work and my job to figure out how to fix it
My bummer was yesterday morning. Wizard and I were getting ready to go out to breakfast for Father’s Day, when Wizard noticed something on my purse.
See the pink on the bottom left corner? That is from a pink shirt I was wearing that evidently bled on the purse and we can’t get it off. It’s crazy! I’ve never had that happen. I’ve had this Michael Korr’s purse for almost two years. I bought it with birthday gift cards from the kids after I hit some milestone in sales. Anyway, my expensive (to me) purse was taken out by an $8.00 Target tank top, LOLOL!! I believe I will survive this calamity, however, because I’m tough like that. In all seriousness, it’s just a purse, but I thought it was weird enough share.
Oh and don’t worry, the pink tank top is perfectly fine
So how was your weekend?
Friday, June 17th, 2016
Happy Friday! This whole week got away from me. Of course I’m still tweaking Ethan and Ana’s novella, but I’ll send it off today after I rewrite one more scene. Then I’m really, truly, absolutely, serious-face, will send it off to my editor
So Wednesday Wizard and I went to the USS Iowa Battleship in San Pedro (part of Los Angeles) and had such a great time. Since it was mid-week, it wasn’t crowded, and everyone was so nice. After that, we had lunch then took a harbor cruise. I really didn’t have any expectations for the day, but it turned out to be a fun, relaxing day with perfect weather. I posted some pics on my Facebook page so I won’t bore everyone with a repeat here.
For this weekend, brutally hot temperatures are supposed to hit much of the Southwest including us. Everyone in the “dome of heat” please be careful. And hopefully no one will leave pets or kids in hot cars. We’ve all had enough (too much!) tragedies lately.
Also this weekend is Father’s Day. We’re not doing anything big this year as the kids are all going in different directions. We’ll probably BBQ ribs and swim, or Wizard might go racing. How about you guys?
I hope you have a great weekend, and to all the dads out there, HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!
Wednesday, June 15th, 2016
I’m taking the day off! Wizard and I are going on an adventure But I’m leaving you all with a Wednesday Worthy Candidate:
What do you think–is he worthy?
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