Yep, they released us from the hospital at last. Well, really, they released the DH, but it always feels like we’re both locked up. It took forever to get checked out, but when we finally got downstairs and I brought the car around, he was in the car, I was in the car, and we both looked at each other and said, “Let’s get the fuck out of here!” I hit the gas like we were afraid they’d drag us back upstairs if we didn’t escape! lol Sure felt good to be home, though. Sleep, sleep, sleep. Hospitals are noisy!
Anyway, so we’re back on routine. I turned in some draft cover copy for UNFORGIVEN and VINCENT, then went back to work on DECEPTION (Book 9.) Things are picking up in that story. As Kelley Armstrong says in her class on outlining, the call to action has been sounded and now for the middle part. I love writing Cyn and Raphael. I know them so well, and I love the way they love each other, because I’m a romantic at heart.As for UNFORGIVEN and VINCENT … every conversation and/or email I exchange with my editor these days begins with one question … COVERS??? Hopefully soon. I’m guessing the UNFORGIVEN covers will look something like this …
I did finally update my GOODREADS READING CHALLENGE, and I’m ten (10) books ahead! Yay me! I’ll need that margin once the copy edits come in on UNFORGIVEN and VINCENT, plus the blog tours and stuff. And finishing DECEPTION. Wow, I have a busy 4th quarter coming up.
Speaking of good books, however, I finally read the first two books of KRESLEY COLE’s ARCANA SERIES. I love Cole’s writing, but had been doubtful about this one, because it’s a YA series, and I generally don’t read those. But some friends strongly recommended it, so I finally caved, and I’m so glad I did. Cole’s writing is always great, but the story surprised me. Other than Evie’s somewhat whiny personality, I loved the story. And, generally speaking, you forget that the characters are only teenagers, because they’re hunting and killing each other! Fascinating world building, too.
Speaking of fascinating worldbuilding, the DH and I sat down to watch a movie and ended up with The Hobbit 2 – The Desolation of Smaug. How did we end up there, you ask? Good question, because the DH is not normally drawn to fantasy. But he said I could choose … And he surprised both of us by enjoying the movie. Shocker! I’d seen it once before, of course, but it was brand new for him. I think I enjoyed it more this time, maybe because I didn’t worry about details, just enjoyed the story. So the details I hated about it the first time didn’t bug me this time.
And with that, I think I’ve recounted my week. Lots of post-hospital sleep, lots of late night writing with Cyn and Raphael, and hopefully soon some covers! Especially since UNFORGIVEN will be out on 1 October!!
Happy Labor Day weekend to my fellow Americans, last blowout of the summer!
See you all back here next week. I’m thinking it’s snippet time. How about you?