Going to the dentist sucks – part 2

Another week, more visits to the dentist. This week is deep cleaning part 1 and drilling into a root canal, putting strong medicine down the hole, temporary cap on tooth, 3-6 weeks go back to see if medicine worked and refilling root canal.

On the plus side, maybe my teeth will hurt so much I won’t eat a bunch this week. LOL

Jill James, reluctant patient.

Time for Fantasy Football

I can always tell when it is time for fantasy football again. The magazines start arriving. The football sports channel is on all day long with the husband making notes. The big draft board arrives and we start learning new players, old players going to new teams, old players retiring.

Think of me as the Vanna White of Fantasy Football. I stand at the front of the room and put the name stickers on the board. In years past, I wrote the names with magic markers. Ask me how long it took me to learn how to spell Roethlisberger. By the end of the evening the side of my hand was red, green, black, orange, and blue. LOL

We have being doing this with some of the same people for over 25 years. It is a fun evening.

Let’s Go Raiders!!!


Jill James, romance writer

Bunco

Last night I went to my first Bunco night. Had tons of fun and met other ladies of the neighborhood. I was worried about not knowing the rules but it was easy to learn.

I’m an introvert so it was nice to meet people and have fun.

Jill James, romance writer

The Lull Between Projects

I just finished turning in Sugar Sprinkled Memories for the boxed set with the Authors of Main Street. Now comes the lull as I rest a little when I finish a book. Refill the well. Rejuvenate the creative juices. Get to know the characters in the next book.

Then I piddle around a little bit deciding what to work on next. I have 3 books I will work on this fall/winter; Zombies in the Grass, Book 4 of the Time of Zombies series, Ghostly Deceptions, Book 2 of the Ghost Releasers, Inc. series, Ghostly Perceptions, Book 3 of the Ghost Releasers, Inc. series.

I also have some other stories I’m percolating. An erotic romance with a sex android. A horror with spree killers. A romantic suspense with an FBI team. And many more. Ideas I have plenty. The ability to put butt in chair, hands on keyboard–not as much. But I’m getting better at it.

So, I’ll enjoy the lull and put 1,000 words on this story and 2,000 on that story until my mind settles on one and I get into the zone. (fingers crossed)

Coming Soon! Christmas boxed set with the Authors of Main Street, including Sugar Sprinkled Memories.


Jill James, romance writer

Summer reading

I love the hot, lazy days of summer. Lots of reading and writing done. Next week I’m planning a trip to Barnes & Noble. I have a long list of wants and I hope they have at least some of them.

My list: The Betrayed Wife by Kevin O’Brien–get every book he writes. Season of the Witch by David Golemon–love the Event Group. Say You’re Sorry by Karen Rose–another of my auto-buy authors. Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness–I’ve fallen in long with this series. The 18th Abduction by James Patterson–I wait for trade paperback for this series since the rest is in trade paperback. (fingers crossed I get some of these)

What is on your to-get list from the bookstore?


Jill James, romance writer and voracious reader