July 5th, 2020…

Virus update. We’ve reached 3,744 known cases and 273 dead, according to updates posted yesterday. This means since last week we’ve had 227 new cases and 4 new deaths. I don’t have the updates for Sunday, so I’ll include them next week.

Book news. I have a week left of writing to finish the third book for Ellyville. I’ve written 5,440 words to it this week. I overwrote my count by 440. Also, I’ve started a 5k free short story for my mailing list. It’s set in my Bastet’s Daughters setting. I plan to expand this setting more over the coming years, having finished most of the Dyalessia Games/Friends books. I plan to write three more, but after this I’m moving on from them. Later tonight I’m republishing Samantha’s short story for Bastet’s Daughters and Ellyville’s second book. Both have been sent to a paid editor and improved.

Tenses and redundant passages. Those are my bane. Every story needs tenses fixed. I’m trying to learn how to fix them during my self edits, but I’m not sure if I’ll be able to. Sigh. Still, if this is what the editor needs to fix, it’s not a huge undertaking. Grins. The redundant passages are something I’ve improved on, according to my current editor. She’s seen my older stories and my new ones and commented on how different they are.

I uploaded my twenty-fourth video on my Youtube channel. As usual, I talk about the same things I do here but maybe more. I’ve also been uploading gaming clips. Most are ten to twenty minutes long.

Gaming news. Diablo 3 until Sword Art comes out this week. The dragon puzzle is closer to being completed. I need to take new pictures and post them on Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

Reading for the week. The cover images are posted on my Pinterest account.

1) If You Kiss Me Like That by Harper Bliss.

2) Managed by Chance by Amy DeMeritt.

3) The Killer Clown Calamity by Amanda M. Lee is book seven of her Charlie Rhodes series.

4) Facets of April by Erik Schubach is book one of his April series.

5) Catgirl Doctor by Brandon Varnell is book one of his Catgirl series.

6) Into Darkness by Terry Goodkind is book five of his Children of D’hara series.

7) The Wrong Date by Sienna Waters.

P.S. I started a mailing list. The page to join is: Linkage.

Mailing List.

It’s been something I’ve debated about for a while, but I decided it was time. So, I started a mailing list. I plan to send a new email on Sundays, for a while. It’s the same day I upload my YouTube video and post my writing status updates. This means I can include those in the email.

I’m not going to be someone who has the mailing list pop up. If you wish to sign up, I created a mailing list link in my links section. (I find the pop up to be annoying, so I decided I didn’t want it on my web page.) I’ll post the link when I write my update status and in my books, once I update the links in the back.

However, the link is: Mailing List.

Virus update. We’ve reached 3,517 known cases and 269 dead, according to updates posted yesterday. This means since last week we’ve had 179 new cases and 10 new deaths. I don’t have the updates for Sunday, so I’ll include them next week.

Book news. I’m working on the third book for Ellyville. I’ve written 4,970 words in it this week. Thursday I was feeling run down, so it took everything I had to write. This weekend, my throat is sore and I can feel my ears are aching. So, I’m thinking I have another upper respiratory infection. It happens throughout the year. In a day or two, the editor is sending me the suggestions for story three of Crimson Rose, Samantha’s short story I wrote three years ago, and Ellyville’s second book. I’ll get through Rose’s edits before my release in July while working on updating those older stories when I have the time.

I uploaded my twenty-third video on my Youtube channel. As usual, I talk about the same things I do here but maybe more.

Gaming news. Finished Last of Us 2. Played through the Western theme for Borderlands 3 new download content with Amara. Might do it with Flak. Diablo 3 runs again. Still using the greater rift tokens I’ve collected. My dragon puzzle is closer to being completed. Pictures can be found on Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

Reading for the week:

1) Sun Broken by Yasmine Galenorn is book eleven of her Wild Hunt series.

2) A Date with Death by Mia Archer.

3) Vampire’s Don’t Sparkle! By Mia Archer.

P.S. I’ve posted the covers on Pinterest.

June 21st, 2020…

Virus update. We’ve reached 3,338 known cases and 259 dead, according to updates posted yesterday. This means since last week we’ve had 127 new cases and 11 new deaths. Governor Cuomo has stopped his briefings after doing them for 111 days. We’ll see how New York comes out of this as places stay open and downstate continues their opening.

Book news. I’m working on the third book for Ellyville. I’ve written 5,283 words in it this week. This means I overwrote my word count by 283. I didn’t have any struggles getting my words done this week, which was nice. So far, I’ve written 24,242 words into the 40,000 to 50,000 I’d like it to have. I have about fifteen days left before I reach my word count goal. Since I finished the paid edits for the first book of Ellyville, I’m republishing it tonight.

I uploaded my twenty-second video on my Youtube channel. As usual, I talk about the same things I do here but maybe more.

Gaming news. Last of Us 2 arrived today. I’m going to play it tonight, after I get groceries. My dragon puzzle is coming along. I worked on it all week. Smiles. Pictures can be found on Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

Reading for the week:

1) Wolf Rain by Nalini Singh is book three of her Psy-Changeling Trinity series.

2) Alpha Night by Nalini Singh is book four of her Psy-Changeling Trinity series.

3) Lucky in Love by Cara Malone is book one of her A Fur-Ever Veterinary series.

4) Lucky by Kris Bryant.

5) A Matter of Time by Lucy True is book one of her The Unlikely Adventures of Mortensen & Spurlock series.

6) A Matter of Blood by Lucy True is book two of her The Unlikely Adventures of Mortensen & Spurlock series.

P.S. I’ve posted the covers on Pinterest.

June 14th, 2020…

Virus update. We’ve reached 3,211 known cases and 248 dead, according to updates posted yesterday. This means since last week we’ve had 119 new cases and 12 new deaths. Numbers fell this week, so woot. Not sure if they’ll stay this way.

Book news. I’m working on the third book for Ellyville. I’ve written 5,291 words in it this week. This means I overwrote my word count by 291. I did better last week, but this week was hard. I skipped writing on Friday, but hit my 1k words on Saturday when I felt better. So far, I’ve written 18,959 words into the 40,000 to 50,000 I’d like it to have.

I’ve received the paid editor suggestions for book one of Ellyville. I plan to go through them, doing three chapters a day. It’ll take me six days to update this older story. I also revised my first book for Bastet’s Daughters. I’m republishing it tonight.

I uploaded my twenty-first video on my Youtube channel. As usual, I talk about the same things I do here but maybe more.

Gaming news. Warcraft. Shaman still, but she’s max level and I’m not going to do the gear thread mill. So, once I finish off her quests, I’ll shelve her for a while. Still working on my dragon puzzle. Last of Us 2 comes out this week, so I might lose myself in it.

Reading for the week:

1) A Most Unlikely Hero 7 by Brandon Varnell is book seven of his A Most Unlikely Hero series.

2) Different Worlds by Lily Seabrooke.

3) Tablecloth Troubles by Juliette Harper is a short story in her Jinx Hamilton series.

4) Amy’s Rest by S R Silcox.

5) The Monstrous Seven by Lily Harper Hart is book four of her Hannah Hickok series.

P.S. I’ve started posting the covers on Pinterest.