Update for Golden Knave – Jan. 5, 2022

Wow, I’m still getting used to have to put 2022 instead of 2021 on my dates. 🙂

GK is coming along well, but I’m not ready to start sending out chapters to be reviewed. I’m still busy trying to get it all back on the computer from my handwritten second draft. Due to work, I don’t have as much time to sit and write as I’d like, but I am working on it, I promise. My personal deadline is my birthday, or as close to it as I can get.

I am working on getting a cover done as well. I like doing my own cover, and one of my love Beta Readers, Donna, has suggested a great site for the font for the title. I am going to be working on that more in the coming months, and I might have a contest to choose a cover.

I am also working on the bit that goes on the back as well as a small bit of copy to help sell the book. These take more time and effort than writing the entire book it seems like! I’ll be taking suggestions from my Beta Readers as to what to write.

Other than that, GK is coming along well.

See you on the flipside and don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver!


My Stuff Monday – Mimi, Queen of Fluff

I have shared pictures of my beloved Mimi in the past, but this post is about just her.

Until I got her, I hadn’t had a furry companion since my darling Lancelot had passed – almost four years prior. I had never felt ready for another one. I had raised Lance from barely weaned to five years, and he was a special needs cat. He’d also contracted FeLuke from a stray cat, and he passed away from complications from this disease. It’s basically AIDS for cats. I was heartbroken, but there was nothing that could be done for him. Even now, thinking about him makes me tear up.

I finally decided I’d been alone long enough shortly before my 50th birthday which was last year, and I decided I’d give myself a cat for a birthday present. I found a notice for a local cat shelter at the local PetSmart. Several cats from the shelter were on display there. I gave them a call, and the lady agreed to meet me when she was bringing more cats to the store.

I took my youngest son with me, and I met Mimi. She hadn’t been the first cat I’d seen, she’d come with the lady. She was friendly and enjoyed being petted. I took to her right away. Arrangements were made, money was paid, and she came home with me. I found out later the lady was a hoarder who was selling her cats whenever she needed the money, and the vet she had an arrangement with wasn’t a vet per se but a tech who did stuff on the side. Very shady.

Mimi is sterile, I hope. She doesn’t act like she’s ever been in heat, and I’ve had her for close to a year now. She was sick when I got her though I was told that was just allergies. Mimi does have breathing issues from time to time, but she loves to go outside; it seems to do her a world of good if she spends any time at all outside. She is supposed to have been 3 when I got her so she’s nearly 4 now. I wasn’t told her actual birth date so I’m saying she’s a February baby just because. 🙂

I was told she’s part Maine Coon and part Domestic Longhair with Tortoiseshell coloring, She does resemble a Maine Coon though she’s a bit on the small side – I think. My Lancelot was also half Maine Coon, but he was a short hair. He was as big as she is now. I will post pictures at a later date and maybe, one of you can tell me for sure. It’s not worth a trip to the vet just to make sure.

That’s it about my darling Mimi. I hope you enjoyed reading about her.

See you on the flipside and don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver!!

30 Days of Golden Knave – Day 28 – Finished!!

Yes, FINISHED!! The entire piece is done!! I did another big push and got the final scenes done!! I’ll compile the entire thing into a word doc.file so it can be shared and then, after the new year, I’ll send it out to Beta readers.

I’m happy I’ve gotten this draft done finally! It seemed to take me forever, and it did take me almost two years. I didn’t realize I’d taken so long until it was done, but I did. I would like to have it published by my birthday in 2021, but that will depend on the Beta readers so, we’ll see.

Ebon Angel will not begin right away. I am putting the finishing touches on my supernatural thriller, The Between, and it should be published in February 2021. Once it’done, I’ll be back to work on Golden Knave, or hope to be. I don’t foresee starting on Ebon Angel until June 2021, at the earliest.

I’m also planning to rerelease Blood of a Friend, but it’s going to need some reworking first so it won’t be coming back out until late 2021 to early 2022.

Time to start compiling!

See you on the flipside and don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver!

30 Days of Golden Knave – Day 27

Since I haven’t worked on Golden Knave for the past 4 or 5 days, I decided to work as long as I could today. Happily, the boys were out so I could work in peace with plenty of quiet. Even Mimi my queen of fluff didn’t bother me today.

I wrote a grand total of 3,000 words which is amazing for me. I was very grateful and gratified to see the total after all the work I did. This was another day where things just seemed to flow, and it just felt amazing. It’s times like these where I feel like I’ve just watched a great episode of my favoritet television show or just woke up from a fantastic dream. I can’t help going over in my mind what I’d just written, enjoying it rather than trying to edit it. The editing will come later.

So, with this bit done today, Golden Knave is nearly done. I have a couple more scenes to write, and I have a good feeling I can have them done tomorrow.

See you on the flipside and don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver!

30 Days of Golden Knave – Days 22 – 26

I didn’t write this entire time. I was busy with family and the holidays. We’re a bit spread out so I spent a lot of time traveling and even spent the night in a couple of places. I got to spend some time with my special friend as well since he lives in the same general area as some of my family members. I’ll be back to work on Golden Knave tomorrow.

I hope everyone enjoyed their holidays, I certainly did mine!

See you on the flipside and don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver!!

30 Days of Golden Knave – Day 21

Vice’s side of the story is done!! Yay me!! With everything I’ve written during this event, including today, added to what I’d written before, the grand total for Vice’s side of the story is now:


I feel so good today especially after yesterday’s abysmal failure!! The story was flowing and suddenly, I realized I’d come the natural place where the two stories are going to merge. It felt right to stop then so, I did. Tomorrow, I begin writing the ending of the story and at this point, it looks like Golden Knave is going to be close to 100,000 words!! That’s about double the size of Crimson Knight!!

I already have an idea for the cover art too. My friend, Donna, gave me an idea for it when I was showing her some ideas I was thinking about using. I’ll work on it while I’m taking a break from the story after it’s written. I’ll be sending it off to Beta readers for their input as well so I’ll have some time.

See you on the flipside and don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver!!

30 Days of Golden Knave – Day 20

Today was an awful day of writing for me. I wrote a great deal, but I didn’t like any of it when I was done. It just didn’t feel right to me so I gave up trying to make the scene work right. There are days when I write a lot and don’t keep any of it because when I read over it I don’t like any of it. It’s like taking a wrong turn and not realizing it until you’re miles out of your way. You then have to turn around, travel all the way back to where you made your mistake and try again. I am too tired to go all the way back and try it again so I’ll leave off until tomorrow.

See you on the flipside and don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver!!

30 Days of Golden Knave – Day 19

Today I started listening to Power Metal Collection 5. The music is stimulating without being a distraction while I write. I wrote Crimson Knight to a personal playlist made from songs from Blind Guardian, Ayreon, Apocalyptica, Disturbed and Iced Earth. I think the last band was called Iced Earth. It’s been a while since I listened to that playlist. It worked wonders with Crimson Knight, but Golden Knave needed something else.

I’ve already begun thinking about the next book in this series. It’s going to be called Ebon Angel and no, it’s not about Shadow. I won’t say any more about it because I don’t want to spoil things.

So, how many words did I manage to write today? I did a fantastic 1500!! I think I might just hit my 30,000 word goal after all! That would be marvelous, but I am not worried if I don’t make it since this is just the second draft. I have plenty of time to do some beefing during the final draft. Still, I’ll go with the flow of the story and see where it takes me.

See you on the flipside and don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver!

30 Days of Golden Knave – Day 18

As promised, here is the word count for what I’ve written so far, including the 1000 words I was able to get in today :


This doesn’t include what I had already written before I’d begun my 30 Days of Golden Knave posts. I have a good feeling I’ll get more done on Vice’s side of the story before I enter into the ending stage. The ending is still not clear to me. I hope to have a better idea of how I want it to end when the time comes. I’m not a planner when it comes to my writing. I just let the story go where it wants, and I just follow along.

I hope everyone is still following along with me on this journey. Writing can be fun, but it can also be a chore. When it becomes a chore, I change projects, but I always try to write something every day. You know what I’ve learned about practice right? It makes permanent!

See you on the flipside and don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver!!

30 Days of Golden Knave – Day 17

I only did one writing sprint today, but it was about three hours long. I was on a roll, and I didn’t want to stop. I get that way at times. I get so into what I’m doing I don’t want to stop until I’m done or something else happens that makes me have to stop. The story was flowing, and I was having fun.

I was also listening to Power Metal Collection 4 on Youtube, and it has been really setting my mood for the story at this point. I got in another 1200 words!

I hope I have another good day tomorrow, but we’ll see how that goes. The month, and year, is drawing to a close, and I have high hopes for the future.

See you on the flipside and don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver!!