Progress Update – 8-21-2017

Monday Memo

Well, I’m not sure if it’s the excitement over the eclipse or I’m worn out from having little man home for the last month, but I got almost nothing done on the Super Secret Project #2.

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I’m gonna blame both. I’m excited about the eclipse (starting at 11:30 am my time). And I’m completely worn out from having my little monkey-butt home 24/7 for 30 straight days. Thankfully, school starts Thursday. w00t!

Hope you enjoy the eclipse. I’m going to try to get some words done.

 

 

What’s Up?

Monday MemoAfter I finally published my first book, we decided (OK, *I* decided it was time to trade in the BMW with 160k miles) we needed a new vehicle with a LOT fewer miles. While we were in Billings car shopping, my good buddy, JR sent me a text that sounded pretty urgent.

[If you want to check out JR’s stuff, here’s his blog. He writes Military Science Fiction. And he’s an all around good guy. Just don’t tell him I said so.]

I texted him back and he said he had leads on a couple of anthologies that he suggested I check out. Next thing I know, I’m submitting stories. One of them is coming out on September 7th. It’s science fiction humor, so of course, I had to participate! You can check it out here: Pew! Pew! – The Quest for More Pew!

The second anthology is mech and I’m still writing it. More details as I’m allowed to share.

As for book two in the Annunak Series. It’s halfway written and I’m hoping to have it ready to publish by Thanksgiving. Sooner, if I can corral all the damn cats!

Slay The Dragons!

keep-calm-and-slay-dragons-23I’ve been asked at least a half dozen times in the last few days, “Where have you been?”

“Slaying dragons, and you?” has been my easy answer.

And in a way, it’s sorta true. The longer answer is that there were some issues with my Little Man’s school and therapist’s office. After banging my head against the wall for over six weeks, getting more and more frustrated with trying to get answers, I finally reached my breaking point and said, “Fuck it, I’m over this shit.” Yes, I have a potty mouth.

The last time I posted here (May 19th), we were headed to Casper, WY for the summer. Well, that only lasted about a month before hubby was laid off thanks to the down turn in oil prices (yeah, yeah, spare me the ‘but gas is so much cheaper now!’ blah blah). He had a job less than 30 minutes later and moved back to Watford City, North Dakota (that’s another story – oy). We spent the rest of the summer in a lovely studio room in a mancamp about five miles outside of town. I was able to secure him a very nice (I was so jealous and HATED to leave it), brand new apartment in town two weeks before we had to head back to Arizona. Continue reading