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Monday, September 30, 2013

October, and the Death of Summer.

Hello, Fire Enthusiasts. And hello fall.

I don’t know about you, but I am so glad to see the death of summer. Sweating is way overrated. I would rather be slightly chilled than slightly warm. Here in the California central valley the summer is the time for being near water or taking off for the central coast. Otherwise, we’re hiding in the air conditioning. It doesn’t take much for me to be comfortable in the fall/winter here; long sleeved shirts or a simple sweatshirt and I’m all set! On the other hand, we don’t have to worry about shoveling snow here either. I’d probably have a healthier respect for summer if we did. *laughs*

Well, what can I tell you? The family is happy and well. We’re all busy as heck, but life has been good. I’m still working out on the treadmill. I’m below 180 pounds, rather than pushing 190 like I was. The trick is going to be staying consistent while eating [and drinking ;)] my way through the holidays. As long as I work it off, I’ll be good. Stay tuned…

I haven’t been doing much in terms of writing, but I am getting ready to change that. What I have been doing is laying out my outline for the third installment of my crossover vampire series. I’m taking my time with that and allowing it to come to me naturally. It isn’t something that I want to rush. It’s really starting to come alive, much like a great puzzle that’s already been created and I simply have to start putting it together. I’m also itching to convert those three e-books of mine into paperbacks.

With that in mind, you may not see very much of me for the next several months. I’ve gone underground before, but this time it might be much deeper. In fact, don’t be surprised if I end up altering my blogging schedule too. I’ve been toying with the idea of moving from posting once a week to only once a month. Those of you who have been with me for a while know why that is: the 11 hour day job. I really don’t like this plan very much, but see nothing else to do about it. Hopefully it will only last through the holidays. Who knows? Perhaps I will post more often than I anticipate. I hope so, but we’ll have to see what happens.

Since we’re about to flip the page on the calendar to October, you can count on me to be lurking about, especially as we get closer to All Hallows’ Eve. As you can see from the above banner, I’m joining a group of fabulous authors in doing a huge giveaway that will occur every Friday during the month. I hope you’ll drop by during those days and find some great free reads. I’m also planning on joining the Coffin Hop once again this Halloween, which no doubt will be jam-packed with cool posts and giveaways.

Thanks as always for dropping by.

We’ll talk soon. I promise... 


  1. You and I are thinking along the same lines. :) I've been thinking to cutting back to once a week. (At least I don't have 11 hour days--I'm just always on call.)

  2. I love summer! I'd rather be too hot than too cold. I can't stand being cold! Sweating isn't fun, but I'd choose sweating over shivering. The only time I like it freezing is Christmas time. It doesn't feel like Christmas unless it's really cold. But once December is over I'm ready for spring and summer already, lol.

    I enjoy every season, though. None last forever and each one always returns!

    Happy reading and writing! from Laura Marcella @ Wavy Lines

  3. Big fan of fall -- glad to have you on board the Creepy Freebies Train!

  4. Hey, Jimmy. I'm with you about the heat. I only like spring and fall around here in the mid-west.
    Good luck in getting those books of yours out in paperback, I'd love to see that. I'm more a book-holding type of person, don't you know.
    Do what you gotta do, and we'll see you around. Take care of yourself!

  5. As a Floridian, I understand your heat issues better than most. The only things that help me realize that fall has arrived is that Pumpkin Spice Lattes are back! :-)


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