Cats

Our newest cat, Toby, is a pest. We can’t get him to understand boundaries; boundaries like staying off the kitchen counters. Yesterday was no different. I caught him on the counter, licking clean a large ladle.

I couldn’t be too mad at him, though. The food was Indian, and Toby likes his food spicy.

He is an Indian cat, after all.

Wonderings

The title of the post is lifted from my youngest son. He’ll get a thought in his little noggin and say something like, “It wonders me why the sky is blue?”

Love that phrasing.

I’m still stuck in the Purgatory of studying for my Boards, but there is a small ray of hope. While I don’t want to write new material-I shudder to think what I might write in my current state-I do think I can edit some of the 90,000 words of book 2 that I’ve written so far.

Next item of business: song lists. A lot of authors let readers know what they listen to when they write, so I thought what the heck. I’ll do the same. I like a lot of things, but when I’m writing battles, I gravitate toward this kind of music

Clutch-The Regulator

Heard it first on The Walking Dead.

 

Winters

Winters in NC tend to be short and mild, and this year was no exception. We got a few cold spells and some snow, but overall, it’s been pretty nice. It’s certainly a lot better than where I grew up in Cincinnati, OH, where they’ve been stuck in some polar vortex for the past month with a snowstorm every week. That’s bad enough, but what I always hated about winters in the Midwest was the clouds. It seemed like from November to April, the skies were an unrelenting, dismal gray.

In NC, our winters tend to be sunny, and we usually get a break from the cold every few weeks with temperatures in the 50s (that’s in the 10s for those who use Celsius). It makes winters far more tolerable and not so depressing.

All that said, I’m looking forward to leaves on the trees.

No plugging today

I know I’m supposed to build a readership and all that by pimping the bejeezus outta my book. There’s supposed to be non-stop posts about ‘Buy my book. Buy my book.  Buy my book’ (forgot to insert the exclamation points after each sentence) but you know, I’m just not in the mood for it. I’d rather write about the stuff I like or whatever happens to  Wonders Me (my youngest son’s phraseology).

Not that I won’t be trying to raise awareness of my book, but that won’t be until the start of my Goodreads giveaway. Then I guess I’ll be all over Facebook telling people about it.

But for now, this is my mood.

Gold onthe ceiling

Love the static guitar.

 

Goodreads giveaway

Starting on Feb. 12th, I’ll be offering 3 signed copies of A Warrior’s Path through Goodreads. The print version is the size of a trade paperback, which is about the size of a hardback and features a gorgeous wraparound cover. Take a look:

RamaCoverPrint copy

 

The contest runs until Feb. 25th, so sign up. Here’s the link:

Goodreads giveaway

Farscape and Firefly

When not studying, I’ve been detoxing with Farscape.  Almost done with season 3.  It’s my second go-round with the show.  I didn’t see it when it was first aired, just like I never saw Firefly until AFTER I saw Serenity in the theater.

Firefly and Farscape.  Two great shows that should have had longer runs.