Wednesday Check-In: At least there’s Jensen Ackles

I never have enough time. Ever since my grandmother patiently explained to a very young little me that there is never a good reason for an imaginative person to allow themselves to be bored I’ve been keeping myself all sorts of busy. Sometimes, back in my pre-parent days, even busy doing nothing. But as of late I feel like themay17 race begins when I wake up five minutes before my alarm and ends when I lay down having only accomplished three quarters of my to-do list. On my good days! My small, super dependent roommates have been sick on and off this week and making me beautiful art.

 

I’ve been reading A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn. I’m only about a quarter in, but it is mesmerizing, terrifying, shocking, and revelatory so far. I highly may17brecommend educating yourself with this fine book. I don’t read that much non-fiction for fun, so an interesting experience to say the least. We started watching American Gods, of course, and it is amazing (my review). I would take any job Bryan Fuller wanted to give me. How does one apply to be an apprentice to a TV God? Hubs and I watched American Honey a few weeks ago and scenes and moments from it are still replaying in my head. It was engaging while we watched but I did not expect to still be thinking back on the film. Beautifully shot too. Also reading Bared To You, by Sylvia Day. That’s going about how you’d expect 😛

Maximus remains a doggie challenge, though I did get him to come to me for a treat when he got out of the yard a few days ago. Progress of a sort, I suppose.

I almost forgot! With all the stress and uncertainty in our world right now I wanted to recommend watching all the back seasons of Supernatural. For some reason, I find watching Sam and Dean Winchester driving around together and stabbing bad guys oddly therapeutic. Maybe you will too. All previous 1 million seasons are on Netflix for your tuning-out-your-brain needs.

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WIP is still Tinseltown Temptress #3 – Screwed Over. I’m loving this one the most of any of the books. So much touching back on various characters it’s like old home week every day on my keyboard. Cassie is … changing. Evolving, I guess, but it sounds pretentious. She is learning to prioritize.

Both my released books continue to get great reviews on Amazon. Book 1, Screw Up, is still at 99 cents and Book 2 remains on KU for a limited time😀 Click here to sign up for my newsletter if you want insider info and offers.

The sun is actually shining today, though it is still cold and VERY windy. Hope you’re on a warm, sunny beach right now. What are you reading?

Wednesday Check In – 2 weeks until Screwing Around releases!!

Trying (in vain, unfortunately) to catch up with my week’s bullet points that got away from me. My schedule is always packed but the last few days has really pushed the bulk of my work onto the end of the week. Pfhew! How will I do it all?!?

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Quite a few of the books I got from my review group on fb just weren’t my thing. I didn’t feel right giving them bad reviews when they just weren’t my preferred reading. But I have to wonder what the authors thought submitting some of them to me when I specifically asked for erotic romance / soft sci-fi. Currently re-reading, The Mote in God’s Eye, but I might put it down for a bit and start The Boss by Abigail Barnette tonight. It’s free on Amazon and I’ve been dying to read more of Jenny Trout’s work.

Very busy studying for my contracting license. I’m sure it’s more difficult since I’ve never officially worked construction. Hammering away at the book anyway. Pun totally intended.

I’ve been emailing out tons of Screwing Around (and Screw Up, c’mon people what have you been waiting for??) review copies. If you’re looking to get either book free I suggest you sign up for my mailing list.

Participating in NaNoWriMo has been pretty challenging so far. I think I’m only behind about 1,000 words but I like to work with a surplus. Less pressure. My WIP this time is a paranormal romance. Lots of human / vampire intrigue and misunderstandings.

What does your week look like? Read anything great lately?