I have seriously neglected my poor blog these past two weeks. Life got in the way and I could not summon the energy necessary to come up with posts. My computer was also in the shop for repairs and the few times I did sit down to post something, our internet was so slow I soon gave up.
But I am back now and I will try to keep up!
So since I have been away from my Internet home for awhile, I will catch you up on some of the happenings around here, writing related or otherwise.
First off, I am in the process of re-publishing the two books in my TCCAS series, Rustlers and the Texas Trail and Hidden Treasure and Wedding Bells. Due to continued issues with my publisher, I am re-publishing on my own through CreateSpace. I hope to have that all wrapped up in the next two-three weeks. After this, I will publish all of my books through CreateSpace. I am very relieved to be working on my own.
Be Still My Soul has slowed somewhat as I did not have much time to devote to my writing the past few weeks, but hopefully that will change. I am still hoping to have it published by December but….we will see. For not that is my tentative release date, but it could get pushed into the new year. For now, my word count is at 37,000. My goal is 40,000.
Thunder is at a standstill. I have promised myself I will not start any new projects until it is complete….that is proving to be a painful promise! But I am determined to stick to it. My designer, Perry Elisabeth, finished designing the cover for Thunder several weeks ago and I am very thrilled with it. This a guess-what-never-mind moment because I don't intend to release the cover until the rough draft is nearly completed. Sorry!
Jacy, the mustang is coming along nicely. She is learning to trust me and I have ridden her once so far. At the bottom of this post is a video of our first ride. She did buck on me once, but it was a buck of fear an insecurity rather than malice, which is very comforting. She is such a sweet, loving horse. I really hate to part with her, but I bought her as a project horse and I am sticking to the plan. Lord willing, she will be sold within the next few weeks.
Smoke injured her shoulder quite severely a few weeks back and has been isolated from the other horses to keep her from reinjuring it as she heals. My farrier thought it could possibly be spring before she was rideable, but she has shown significant improvement and I am hoping that the injury was not as severe as we thought. We may even be able to do a few competitions, but I'm not getting my hopes up.
The other horses, and Rio the mule, are doing great. They are fat and sassy, no worries about their condition as we go into winter.
Mom purchased a goat in milk and her 8 week old son last week. We now have our own milk again. My goat, Sabriyah, is visiting a fellow breeder's buck and hopefully we will have babies sometime in February.
My plate has been full as I continue to work at the auction, work with the mustang, kickstart my eBay store and I just started giving riding lessons to a nine year old girl. Mom and I spent this past Friday and Saturday in Indiana at the annual Dunkard Brethren Ladies Retreat. This was the third year we have attended and it was a wonderful time of fellowship.
What have you all been up to? Are you enjoying this lovely fall weather?