Sunday, June 25, 2017

Sunday Update - Week 25

Hello again.  Let's jump right into it.

Writerly stuff:  I'm up to pg 158 on the editing phase for Wish Hits the Fan.  Only 38 pages left to go.  Yes, this one is a tad shorter, but action packed.  Also, my sale and marketing venture wrapped up.  It did not go as well as I'd hoped, but better than it could've gone.  Cover stuff is going well.  I got the new cover for In Deep Wish and it sounds like my artist and I are on the same page for the cover of Wish Hits the Fan

Readerly stuff:  I spent a lot of the week not reading.  BUT, I did snag a new book from Jennifer Lyon and inhaled it.  Savaged Dreams was amazing.  I also finished another Cat Who mystery last Sunday.  Those bring me up to a total of 48 book so far this year out of the 70 book goal.  15 books ahead of schedule.  I'll probably end up raising my goal, but for right now, since I don't know what the coming months will bring, I'm leaving it alone.  Right now I'm reading a honker of an anthology - mystery and suspense stories from the masters.  That should keep me busy for a while.

It's been too hot to fish.  I did go out once last week.  Tried several different spots and only caught one little bluegill. 

So, the lack of fishing and the lack of walking (because of the heat) has begun the slow slide into atrophied lump status.  I tried dance-exercising last week to make up the difference and after 5 minutes I quit.  Then I swept the floors, so it wasn't a total loss.

Made what I call quesadillas last week.  They are totally not quesadillas, but I call them that.  (It's probably more like a tostada.)  Fry two tortillas until they're golden.  Set them aside.  Brown ground beef and add taco seasoning/water.  Sinner until the liquid is gone.  Put one tortilla on a pizza pan, sprinkle it with cheese, spread the beef all over it.  Put the other tortilla on top, sprinkle cheese all over it.  Put it in the oven until the cheese is all melty.  Serve with salsa and sour cream.  Sometimes I put sliced olives in it.  Sometimes I saute mushrooms with the beef.  Sometimes I use chicken.  This time I put enchilada sauce over the top and sprinkled more cheese before I baked it.    Anyway, they're pretty awesome.  And it usually makes enough for two meals for us - if we aren't piggish about it.

Well, I think that's it for me.  Anything up with you?


  1. Ooooooh! Taco sandwiches! Yum!

    Yay for editing!

    I totally understand the lack of exercise. The hotter it gets, the less I walk. I try to walk inside my 'cool' (82F) house, but that gets old quick unless my radio station plays great oldies. It's getting hard to find oldies old enough to interest me! :-/

    Up to 83 pages on C7. Slow going, and this week will be worse. Too much dad-sitting when I can't concentrate enough to write anything. Why does sitting and reading and waiting for a sleeping man to call for me wear me out so much?

    1. LOL, yep, I guess you could call them that, too.

      Definitely don't want anything to do with exercise when it's hot. I tried walking around the house, too. Boring as hell. Music does help, though. I use the stations on my satellite TV. If you don't have that, have you tried Google Play? I introduced my mom to it and she found an oldies station she could listen to at work.

      Yay for progress! Slow progress is better than no progress!


    2. I have limited broadband and pay by the gig, so I avoid all sites with sounds or videos. PITA, and makes me worse of a dinosaur than I'd be naturally.

      ROFL! I mistyped dinosaur, and spell checker came up with 'libidinous'.

  2. Your quesadilla sounds like that Mexican pizza at Taco Bell. I'm crazy for tostadas but Greg finds them too messy so I don't make it too often.

    1. LOL, could be that, too. I've never had the Mexican pizza at Taco Bell. I don't think I've ever eaten a tostada either for that matter. We eat these with a fork, so the only mess is on the plate. Yay.