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old typewriterStill plugging along on the next book. It’s been a slow process so far, but I’ve finally reached the halfway point–which feels like a HUGE milestone. The first couple weeks of October got nutty around here, which slowed me down. My goal is to kick things into high gear and have it finished and out the door no later than Halloween night.

My day job has really become a *day* job. I’d been working 2p to 10p for a long time, but I moved to the 6a to 2p shift on Monday. I’m really excited about it, if for no other reason than I’ll get off work in the afternoon and have THE WHOLE REST OF THE DAY to do whatever I want. Like come home, make half a pot of coffee and write until it’s time to make dinner.

I’m also pretty excited to watch Scandal as it happens on Thursday nights. I don’t have cable or dvr, so I’ve had to make due with watching it on Hulu on the weekends. It will be nice to watch other shows as well. I tried How to Get Away with Murder and wasn’t able to get into it. The flash-forwards that constantly repeat themselves lost me almost right away. I also really wanted to like Forever–because that actor is seriously HOT–but the first couple of episodes were just…meh.

What show(s) are you watching right now that you love?

I’m Back!!!

b&w stripey heartSo… my September hiatus turned out to be not so much of a hiatus. I may have gotten on my social media. (I took cute pics that I simply HAD to post.) And I may have written some words on my next manuscript. It’s my muse’s fault. (For the writing, not the social media lapse.) She has a funny sense of humor. And by funny I mean twisted. I said I was taking a month off and she went and got all inspired on me.

That’s not to say I didn’t get some much needed downtime as well. I was able to spend lots of time with my darling granddaughter on the weekends. She’s at the stage where she can focus her attention better, and she coos and smiles. Not just the occasional gas bubble smile either. It’s the real deal, my friends. She has stolen my heart.

My son the Marine came home for a week. He’s been training in a handful of different states the past nine months–Virginia, North Carolina, Florida, Texas. It was wonderful to have him home. I think he got taller while he was gone. Since he was at 6’3″ the last time I saw him, that means he’s getting really tall.

All in all, September was amazing. Even though I didn’t take every day off, and I didn’t get nearly as far into my TBR list as I would have liked, I did refill the creative well. And my happy self is already back to work on the next book.

Have a great week!

<3 ~ Jayne

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