June 27th, 2021…

After this post I’m removing the virus updates. The tracker in my area of NY hasn’t updated since June 21st, so it’s time for me to remove this from my writing status update. If the cases increase, I’ll bring it back.

Book news. I’ve reached 25,300 words of the 40k to 50k in the second story of the Acinonyx. I have about two weeks left to reach the goal I set for this story. After being in the hospital, I spent time added the missing 3k words, plus the 5k I planned this week. I woke the other day with scenes of the 10k short story playing in my head. I know what’s coming after the Acinonyx. Grins. I believe these shorts will be another long one like Cleo & Petra’s turned out to be.

I’ve written 137,579ish words this year towards my 280,000ish goal.

Vella goal: 10,230ish words. I didn’t work on the eight one since I focused on the Acinonyx.

The free short story where Felia meets Bastet is one I offer on my mailing list.

YouTube videos every Sunday, Wednesday, and Friday. TikTok will be posted daily or every other day because they’re not as time consuming.

Gaming news. Patched Borderlands 3. I haven’t played it on the Xbox One X, so it was fun to return to it.

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

1) When I’m With You by Monica McCallan.

2) The Last to Leave by Erica Lee.

3) Love by Numbers by Sienna Waters.

4) Ressaline Cousin by Robin Roseau is book nine of her Ressaline series.

June 20th, 2021…

Virus update. We’ve reached 67,367 known cases and 1,320 dead. This means since last week we’ve had 144 new cases and 11 deaths. This includes the totals from today.

Book news. I’ve reached 17,600 words of the 40k to 50k in the second story of the Acinonyx. Since I spent three days in the hospital, I didn’t make my word count. I’ll do it over the coming week to see if I can get this story on the schedule I planned. The cover designer made the cover for Crimson Rose’s July release and I revealed it to those on my mailing list. I’ll post it on my web page, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram in early July.

I’ve written 129,277ish words this year towards my 280,000ish goal.

Vella goal: 10,230ish words. I wrote half of the seventh one before I visited the hospital. I’ll finish it this week and work on the eighth one. Amazon announced Vella will be live mid-July. I’m working on finishing the twelve to test what might happen before I commit to more.

The free short story where Felia meets Bastet is one I offer on my mailing list.

YouTube videos every Sunday, Wednesday, and Friday. TikTok will be posted daily or every other day because they’re not as time consuming.

Gaming news. No gaming this week. Was not home.

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

1) Her Time by Erica Lee.

Writing Update. June 19th, 2021…

My kidney disease hit me this week after a break of six/seven years. I’ve spent half the week in the hospital getting the stone removed and keeping the pain from overwhelming me.

However, this changed my writing plans. I lost three days work on the Acinonyx, which is 3,000 words. Plus, I didn’t finish the half of Gwen’s seventh Vella episode. I plan to return to them on Monday since my side hustle is on pause until I rest, heal, and take care of the doctor visits they want as follow ups.

I wanted to send my June newsletter earlier in the week, but I did it today since I was discharged this morning. I’ve neglected my YouTube videos for the same reason, but I plan to make one today about the hospital visit. My schedule for them will return to normal on Sunday, Wednesday, and Friday.

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June 13th, 2021…

Virus update. We’ve reached 67,223 known cases and 1,309 dead. This means since last week we’ve had 149 new cases and 3 deaths. This includes the totals from today.

Book news. I’m publishing Samantha’s 10k short story tonight.

I’ve reached 15,600 words of the 40k to 50k in the second book of the Acinonyx. All six of Gwen’s Vella episodes have been edited and published. Now I want to see what Amazon does with Vella. The cover designer is making the cover for Crimson Rose’s July release. I’ve edited it since it was returned earlier.

I’ve written 126,400ish words this year towards my 280,000ish goal.

Vella goal: 9,400ish words. I didn’t work on the seventh one, but I hope to this week.

The free short story where Felia meets Bastet is one I offer on my mailing list.

YouTube videos every Sunday, Wednesday, and Friday. TikTok will be posted daily or every other day because they’re not as time consuming.

Gaming news. Patched and been playing Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla. They added new things since the last time I played in December 2020.

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

1) Angel of the Overpass by Seanan McGuire is book three of her The Ghost Roads series.

2) Words Unsaid by KG MacGregor is book five of her Shaken series.

3) Rafael by Laurell K. Hamilton is book twenty eight of her Anita Blake series.

4) The Secret Poet by Georgia Beers.