These passed few weeks I feel like I’ve fallen down the rabbit hole. We have so many things going on its not even funny.
To start with Flyboy has secret squirrel military stuff going on, it’s not really secret squirrel but I’m not allowed to talk about what’s going on so I’m calling it secret squirrel. His stuff is stressful but when it’s done the stress will move on. On top of his secret squirrel stuff we are fostering a pup from his mom. She’s the sweetest pup around. She just needs more attention then we can provide. She wants all the attention possible and since we have Holly, Jax and Isaac we can’t give her all of our attention. She also isn’t doing so well with Isaac. Considering Isaac is eight years old he doesn’t like having new “monsters” in the house, and Portia gets aggressive when he raises his hackles. Needless to say we’ve had some excitement around here. Don’t you just love life?
As I’m sure you can imagine writing anything has been difficult. I need to write my article for PBD this month and my book review of Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter. I’m now listening to Chloe Niell’s Chicagoland Vampire series, I’m on book one but I need to finish the series before the new releases come out in July and August. As I’ve said before the new Deborah Harkness comes out in July and so does Kitty. Chloe’s new one comes out in August, thankfully I’ve already read all the books I’m just relistening to them so I have everything fresh in my head.
I’m hopeful that I’ll be climbing out of this rabbit hole shortly, it’s not as fun as Alice’s rabbit hole. I think I’d rather fall down her’s, wonderland seems like it would be great right now.
No Charleston isn’t hell, its just been two of those days. And it’s raining today. I’ll start with yesterday. It was a half day spent at a Military Medical Clinic trying to get my refill of meds. One person would have it was in so I could get and the pharmacy would say it’s not. This took hours and I went to Flyboy’s appointment and finally a little before 11 my meds were ready. The positive part was I got to have lunch with Flyboy. Though before meeting back up with him I stopped at “the club” for a hot chocolate. I ask you how can anyone mess up a hot chocolate? I’m not sure myself but this lady did twice. First she gave me a cafe latte with hazelnut, I don’t drink coffee, it smells good to me but I want to gag when I take a sip. When I take it back she tells me she thought I said that. I said “I want a non-fat sugar free hazelnut hot chocolate”. Again I’m not sure how to confuse that but okay. She remakes it and this time she has so much hazelnut that the hazelnut is all you can taste. Mind you I get this all the time from Starbucks, and even when they are out of sugar free hazelnut and they use the one with sugar the hazelnut is not over powering. I actually wondered if she put chocolate in the drink. I threw that one out.
When I got home from lunch which was good, I tried to edit, yeah the pups weren’t having that. They’d been locked up all morning and wanted attention. It wasn’t until 4 that I got a paragraph edited and after that nothing until 9. My day was shot and not much to show for it.
Today is raining like I said, and I’m not sure how much will get done, its so dreary that I don’t feel like doing anything except read a book. Which I have one I’m reading for the Dolls. It seems never ending, I’m on page 171 (I think) and there are 356 pages (I think) I know the pages numbers are close but may not be spot on. It’s not my normal read but that’s okay, at least its different in how it’s set up.
Well Jax is sitting here staring at me to play attention to him and I need breakfast, so I’ll go and see you tonight “if” I got any work done.
Before I go, there’s a story I’ve been thinking of recreating, but I have to re-read the original and the Grimm versions… I’m thinking of rewriting a Beauty and the Beast story. What do you guys think?
Tomorrow I’ll receive Killing Rights by M.L.N. Hanover, it’s the four book in his Black Son’s Daughter Series. I’ve been waiting for this book since I finished his last book, a year is just too long to wait but I understand wanting to get it right. Plus you never want to rush authors/writers, we get grumpy and make mistakes.
Since this should be an easy I’m hoping I can get the review to PBD by next week. This will be my December book review for them and possible my last one of 2011. The Dolls have requested my help on a few other books and I’m hopeful I can get those going for Jan and Feb. Be on the lookout just in case they need them earlier.
In other updates I’ve gotten back into writing and editing mode and am hopeful this will last throughout the year. I’m always giddy when I get to work on my writing.
On Friday I’m going to try and do a 25 word pitch for Legacy, so I’ll keep you posted.
New classes started, and I have three of them. If I could only get the internet to work on the computer and not just my phone. Got to love being a writer and only having one out let to info out there. Or better yet being in a military house that doesn’t have internet because its a pet friendly house. What year do we live in.
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Today the flags on base are flown at half mass as we remember what happened so many years ago today. Its not like we can’t drive down the streets on Hickam and see the gun shots on building still to this day paint covers it but not very well, but when the flags our at have mass and flowers are setting round-about for no other reason except that its December 7th you know the eery feeling is the day so many soliders died. You cry because you feel the sorrow from the past. Today my heart to out to all the family that lost someone during the attack at Pearl Harbor, Hickam Air Field, and both Army bases on Oahu.
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Today was a busy day. I worked at my normal job, had military stuff to do so Flyboy and I can get off the rock and worked on edits.
Legacy now has two new small chapters, that I think will help readers get a better feel for the darker side of the story. I changed it up because I’m still not getting that great of reviews on WeBook and I don’t think people are getting where the story is going. Will I know their not considering they only get a paragraph and a half to start off. One of the new chapters is the first one and we start off from the bad guys perspective. I’m hoping this helps. Before we didn’t meet the bad guys until chapter five or six now their front and center and like I’d started in later chapters we see them every third or so chapter.
Besides adding two new chapters I finished tearing apart chapter 3 and have made it into two separate chapters. It had been a really long chapter. Too much was in it and the fluff got cut. I have to rework the back half of the of what was chapter 3 so it flows for chapter 5 now but I think it will make more since and I won’t be re-describing things, i.e. the house.