Sunday, October 22, 2017

Sunday Update - Week 42

Ten weeks left in the year and time for another Sunday Update.

I bought a new keyboard this week.  The HP keyboard I was using had its letters rubbed off way too quick and the spacebar was sticking.  Bleh.  I bought the cheapest keyboard Wallyworld carries to replace it. Other than a very slight wobble, it's working fine.  And my only gripe is that the backspace key is slightly farther right than my old keyboard, so when I go to backspace I often hit the \ instead.  I'll get used to it.

I tried to write yesterday.  I opened Early Grave and stared at the last few paragraphs.  I made a slight edit.  Then I stared at it some more.  I stared at it several times throughout the day.  I closed it down before bed.  Bleh.

I'm reading the second book in a series where I loved the first book, and I'm loving this one, too.  Sleepy Hollow: Bridge of Bones (Jason Crane #2) by Richard Gleaves.  It's a paranormal YA with suspense and horror, I guess.  Edge of my seat here, people.  If you're looking for something in the Halloween spirit to read, definitely pick these books up.  (I think the third book just released.)  I also read the second book in a SF series and a literary novel.  I raised my reading goal to 90 books earlier this month and I'm already at 76 for the year, so it's all good.  Of course, if I was writing more, I'd be reading less, so I'm not sure how happy I should be about all the reading time I have.  =o\

Fishing was unproductive this week, but the area is so pretty.  I love Fall almost as much as I love Spring. 

Yesterday, I saw a yellow-bellied sapsucker.  They're back for the winter!  Yay! 

I'm debating contacting my editor and making an inquiry into getting one of my older books edited.  I mean, I've edited it to the point where it was once in the query machine, so it's not a hot mess.  But it's not publication ready either.  It's not a typical book based on what I've put out so far. Then again, neither was Blood Flow and I went ahead with that.  (To good reviews, but poor sales.)  So, do I go ahead with that and maybe have something for readers sooner or do I plod ahead with one of my newer books in the hopes it will be ready sometime next Spring?  :shrug:

And that's it for me today.  What's up in your worlds?


  1. Which book?

    I think I'm on like book 199 of my goal of 200. Since it's only October, I'll probably up the goal. I've had to do that a time or two. Which is good. Also a sign of my insomnia. Bleh.

    Yesterday wasn't a total loss on writing but I hit a snag and spent far too much time diddling. I must make a decision today as soon as I get off the web and move forward. I have a love scene to write today. Between a secondary couple. LOL Well...if my readers consider Sade and Sinjen secondary. This puppy has to be done by tomorrow night. Bleh.

    We had rain, wind, and tornadoes last night. Fun times! *We* just got rain and some wind with lightning. South of us though got hit with like a "microburst tornado." I was watching the fancy radar one of our local channels. Viewers could see the darn thing form, hit, and dissipate. It was way cool! So...not bleh. LOL

    And that's it for me.

  2. Hugs on Early Grave. You need to tie your muse to your new keyboard. ;-)

    Keyboards! Ick! I bought an expensive one for 80% off at OfficeMax's closeout sale. The Insert key is where the Backspace key used to be. I'm still getting messed up on that one - the old keyboard showed a red light when Insert was on. Now I just guess until letters disappear.

    Later found the identical keyboard at the grocery store for less. Bummer!

    I found a few more small holes that need fixing before I send 7C off to my first reader. And I squeezed it to 298 pages. Yay!