A New Week

This weekend has been crazy in the author world. It’s a miracle I got to write anything at all with everything going on, seeing friends’ books taken down, threatened with lawsuits, and feeling sick to my stomach (and my heart) at what was going on. Friendships lost, trust broken. People I thought were good people in this author business (not just within romance) were not. So for the weekend, mostly, I was sad, aghast, disappointed, and sad again.

But that’s life, isn’t it?

But with Monday here, I told myself it was time to snap out of the despair. I needed to assemble that exercise bike I’d bought last week and channel my despair and disappointment into some kind of activity. And so here she is, my new exercise bike (and no, it’s not the actual picture of the bike in my house but the one from the web):

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I rode on it for 15 minutes this morning WHILE dictating 840 words of my book. A first for me and while some passages of my dictated text once transcribed looks like this:

Just so looks at me with what seems like disbelief. And Elmo’s laugh. That’s classic Oma, introspective mint never want exactly to believe everything I would say.

I’m loving it. I need to do it more often. I also need to enunciate better when I speak.

Most of all, I need to get this book done.

Maybe I’ll even lose weight doing it.

How’s your Monday going?

13 thoughts on “A New Week

    1. It went down on FB and Twitter and Amazon. Someone trademarked “cocky” in use for romance and now no one can have ‘cocky’ on their book titles retroactive 6/16. It’s vicious and my friends’ list has thinned.

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      1. I have never said or thought of the word “cock” and “cocky” so many times in 2 days. And here I was worrying about the 140 instances it appeared in my little book LOL

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      2. True. But it sets a deadly precedence and it was also allegedly fraudulently filed with back dates as far as when her series supposedly was named that when she had just renamed it this year. Someone was asleep at the wheel at the trademark office.

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    1. It was crazy and it sucked so much time out of my writing for over three days! And I don’t even have a single book with Cocky on the title so I’m not affected but the implications, of course, can’t be ignored. But I’m back on schedule now and no more Cocky weirdness to distract me. I seriously need some sort of scheduling app to help me stay on track.

      Hope you and the Queen are well!

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