The Week That Was, Ending June 4th

Trying something a little new. Or really old. Definitely not new in the untried sense, but in the “I’d like to see myself blog more” sense.

This week I managed to write about 5k on The Mermaid’s Tears. I actually have a blurb written for the book already (it’s been my guideline, of sorts, on how the plot should go in a general sense). When I get closer to the end of the first draft I’ll post it here. I did hit the 30k mark today, so by my estimates I’m about half way there. I know 60k is a bit short compared to many mainstream books these days, but I’ve never been one to write doorstoppers. I write books that are as long as they need to be to tell a story. For now, that mark is about 60k words or so (roughly 2-300 pages in your average paperback format).

Speaking of books, today Chrysalis was made available on Kindle Unlimited. So, if you have KU and were waiting to read it, now’s your chance to do it for free 🙂

What am I reading these days? Believe it or not, I’ve been on a bit of a Stephen King kick lately. I won’t lie, the slew of movies tied to him that are coming out in the next few months don’t hurt, but I’ve always been a fan. Right now I’m trying to catch up on some of his pulpier works, starting with IT. I’ve seen the made for TV miniseries (who hasn’t?), and I’d swear I’ve read the book before, but maybe not. Started reading it this weekend and failed to recognize much of what was going on, so either I’ve forgotten more than I remember, or I never actually read it. Probably the latter. Of course, I started by reading the sample on my Kindle, but then started to get a headache, so I’ve ordered the paperback copy. Should be here tomorrow.

Like many comic book fans, I took the girls to see Wonder Woman Thursday night. I’m pretty much an oddball in that I alone haven’t minded most of the other DC movies. But Wonder Woman? FANTASTIC. On top of everything else the movie did great, I actually felt good about taking my girls and telling them this was a hero they could enjoy and aspire to. Sure, the middle daughter may have had a few words after the movie about the mythical inconsistencies between the DC mythos and Greek mythos, but we’ll let that slide for now.

Finally, this week, said middle daughter (who has become somewhat of a book lover in the last six months) has been complaining about headaches after reading. We finally got her in to an optometrist  – and you guessed it, if you haven’t already seen the photo floating around, she’s a bit near-sighted. Her new glasses will be here in a few weeks.

I realize this ended up going out late on Sunday (some would even call it early Monday, depending on where you are in the world). I’ll try better next week 🙂