Monday, Monday . . .

School started last week and all is well. I'm liking this year's schedule much better than last year's because I work better under pressure. There seems to be less time in the morning, hence me squeezing in writing without any extra time to goof off. Plus I think the morning coffee buzz gets me going more than my afternoon tea buzz. But, the proof is in the pudding. We'll see where I am with my writing in a few months.

The weather has cooled down enough to where I think fall is really, truly on the way. Can't even tell you what a relief that is. I mean, it was so bad this summer that I took to going downstairs to watch cooking shows and zen out. It was like my survival. I was having all those headaches, my body was so hot all the time. Geesh. This 80 degree stuff is heavenly. We need more rain, though. The other week while driving past some open fields I saw how skinny the cows were, and how the dust just rose from their hooves as they walked along. Poor things. We forget how bad the animals have it—for real. We have air conditioning and running water, but they have dried-up lakes and ponds and needle-like dead grass. Come on rain.

An here's the promotional part of my post, haha. Diana from Offbeat Vagabond has written a lovely review of The Soul Seekers, which, by the way, is free today for Kindle on Amazon. Last time I looked it ranked #65 in Fantasy, Futuristic & Ghost section. Yay!

I hope you have a wonderful day. Take care, all!

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  1. It's interesting how I love summer because of the release from all the pressure during the school year, but then I look forward to the school year and getting back into a schedule.

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    1. I should clarify that for me it's the kids going back to school, but I do remember that feeling of school starting all over and it was like a fresh start; new clothes, new hair, tan, new hopes.

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  2. Yes, we tend to overlook the poor animals who rely on us for everything. Still stinking hot here; all the neighbour's kids keep turning up to cool off in the pool. I don't blame them!

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    1. THat's nice of you to let them in! Have you started your fall garden yet?

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  3. Would love to know how that free promo goes :) Thinking of doing it for String Bridge!

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    1. I think WiDo is charge of it, but it's really getting my book up there in the top lists, so it seems to be working. I'd read the free promo wasn't going to work like it used to, but so far I think it's great.

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  4. That sounds like a great ranking for your book, congratulations. I too feel so bad for the animals in this dry weather. I can't watch the poor skinny cows when they show them on TV.

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    1. Yes, it's hard to watch. I really hope it rains soon!

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  5. Good on you for the Top Ten Tuesday listing. And for making waves in Kindle-land. Hoping Soul Seekers keeps it up :-)

    Switching gears, you are right about the poor animals. We've got so much to be thankful for.

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    1. Thanks, Angela! I'm doing the positive thought thing today. Let's hope it keeps heading for the top!

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  6. Summer time is/has been a rough time for me--I would have stayed in school full time! But, kids in the pool are perfect for summer. I hope it rains soon--poor animals.

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  7. Amy, I can't believe how this year has just flown. The children here don't start back until about the 5th September. It's been hot here today but nowhere near as stifling as its been for you. Glad your weather has cooled down a bit.Hope those awful headaches are a thing of the past now.

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    1. I like the sound of school starting in September, and I know the kids would like that too! Yes, my headaches are much better. It must have been the heat.

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  8. We have had some real hot days also, but it is not as bad as last year. We also have not had a drought and the corn was as high as an elephant's eye. The grass is green, and the air is cool (70-80s). It seems the middle of the country got the worst of it.

    I will be heading off to California this week where it is always in the 60s, 70s, and low 80s. It is a bit too cool out there for a summer and I always have to pack for 2 seasons.

    I came home from the Jersey shore on Saturday and your book was in my mailbox. I will read it on the plane out to San Francisco. I have read the first two pages just to get a feel, and it looks really interesting. If the writing is as good as your first paragraph, the book will be a winner.

    We want your name up there in the top 10. I will read it and recommend it to everyone I know who loves books.

    Have you tried Excedrin for Migranes for your headaches. It really helps me. I have found that Tylenol is a just placebo.

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    1. As much as I hate this drought, I'm so glad to hear others are doing well with their crops. Good to know it's not this way everywhere!

      I hope you enjoy the book!

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  9. Dear Amy, the drought has hit hard here in western Missouri and then into all of Kansas. I so feel for the animals and for the farmers, many of whom will simply have to give up farming while others will go deeper and deeper into debt. Here, during all of July the weather was "beastly" as people said with temperatures frequently in the triple-digits. We got up to 109, but that was nothing compared to those places that got higher--113 and even above.

    I wish I had a Kindle so that I could take advantage of your generous offer. Peace.

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  10. Glad the weather's gotten better for you! Good luck with school and the fast-paced life! And congrats on how well your book is doing! :D

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