Sunday, June 12, 2016

Sunday Update - Week 23

I pulled a muscle in my shoulder this morning trying to wrestle the sheet out from under my cat's butt. At a quarter to 5am. Which made me yelp and thus woke both of us up. So, I might be a tad crabby this morning. 

In other news, I have not done much of anything in the writerly sphere this week.  I got some pages edited in Up Wish Creek

I thought about SCIU3.  In this thinking, I have determined that the last scene I wrote is awesome.  And the rest of it sucks rocks.  There's not a suspenseful thing about it.  Nothing to make the readers care and nothing to make their hearts beat faster at the thought that the killer could be coming for them.  Total yawn fest.  Time for a total rewrite but I just don't have it in me right now.  Maybe I'll go back to writing the second Dennis Haggarty book.

Sales are still seeing a surge after that ad in Robin Reads.  Unfortunately, Accidental Death has been turned down for an ad with them.  AD is still available at 99 cents, though.  Through at least the end of the month, so have at it. 

My copies of the paperback of Fertile Ground have arrived.  They look good to me.  I did have one person ask me what the cover was all about.  It's an old fashioned baby's bassinet draped with white clothes next to a bed in a creepy cabin.  Sorry if that wasn't entirely clear.  Then again, the image on the cover of Dying Embers doesn't exactly jump out and say 'burning car' to everyone.  :shrug:

I got some major gardening done this week.  My new bed - which will eventually hold irises - is now in place and filled with annuals until fall when I separate the iris bulbs again.  I also bought two pots of coneflowers which will remain with the irises.  They're really cheerful and super hardy. 

The deer have been stopping by with greater regularity again.  We saw 6 bucks in the yard the others day.  And the does are stopping by in singles, and they've all lost their baby bumps, which means fawns are out there in the area somewhere. Fingers crossed the mamas bring those babies by for a visit soon. 

I read a bunch of stuff.  Mostly old stuff again.  BUT, I also read Silver James' latest Harlequin - The Boss and His Cowgirl.  It totally ROCKED!  Go forth and get thee a copy forthwith.  Right now, I'm reading Assignment in Brittany by Helen McInnes.  I've never read her before, so I wasn't sure what to expect.  It's a historical suspense set in 1940.  So far, so good.

That's it for me.  What have you got to update about this week?

1 comment:

  1. I was awake from 3 to 5. Couldn't sleep but was too foggy brained to open the computer to write. I didn't finish yesterday as I'd anticipated. A thunderstorm with wicked lightning cropped up, I shut down the computer, and didn't come back. I haven't done much of anything besides fret over this book--looming deadline of this Tuesday. I have a maximum word count of 50K. I'm sitting at 48,857 with the climax chapter and epilogue to go. *headdesk* Will be cutting during the editing process later today and tomorrow.

    I'm behind on everything. Like *Muppet flail* behind. I hate this book. I love this book. It made me mad. It made me cry. A couple of times. That's good, right?

    And thank you soooo much for loving TB&HC. That was another hard book to write and it's one of those that people love or hate.

    And on that note...I have less that 2K words to give Cash and Roxie their HEA. Later tater!