It is 10 PM, roughly, where the female lives. She’s made her resolutions for the year. The big one is ‘move out of this fucking apartment.’ Then she has ‘do better at cleaning, work less, play more.’ Standard stuff, but good stuff. Mostly.
‘Pet the cats’ more was not on the list, nor was ‘make the red dot appear.’ We’re concerned.
Please don’t antagonize 2021. Be polite and respectful. If you don’t cop an attitude with it, it might not cop an attitude with you. If the female’s resolution for ‘move out of this fucking apartment’ is realized… 2021 will be a good year. A very good year.
The book faire will resume on Monday, where it will evolve into the January 2021 Book Faire. As we’re contrary felines, we will also restart the count.
Today, the female had a migraine. (Which is why you’re not getting book faire entries today.)
Here is a picture of the food the male brought to the female. It gave her two lunches, and we’re pretty sure she cried a little.
This plate, right here? This plate is one of her top favorite foods. Yes, over chiccy nuggies.
May you all have a wonderful 2021, humans. We’re cheering for you!
2020: A Year in Review.
Covid sucks. That is all. The male’s aunt passed away, (Correct: migraine brain and cat assistance resulted in the wrong human being used.) and unfortunately, one of my readers did as well. I’m fairly certain several have, as some consistent faces vanished without a trace.
One of the hardest parts of being an author is when someone approaches me with the stories. Some readers are sick. Others passed, and the female was their favorite author.
The female will be sorting and replying to contact messages on the first, and she’ll probably handle this duty twice a month in the New Year, once at the beginning of the month, once in the middle somewhere. (She won’t reply to everything, but she’s working with Jenny to make sure she sees the truly important things. (Hi, Jenny! You’re da bestest.))
Book awards: they happened. It was surreal. One even happened without her knowing, and then she won the whole kitten kaboodle because you all are amazing.
Beyond that, it was a bunch of crushed hopes and dreams. But she made it through to the New Year!
But, the female did get an incredible amount of writing done. Her total word count, including handwritten material, is roughly 900,000 words. She published 14 books, although one of those was a collection.
Here is the entire list.
- Blood Bound (R.J. Blain)
- Cold Flame (Susan Copperfield)
- The House Lost at Sea (R.J. Blain)
- The Run Around (Bernadette Franklin)
- Grave Humor (R.J. Blain)
- Dawn of Dae (R.J. Blain)
- Taken (Susan Copperfield)
- Booked for Murder (R.J. Blain)
- A Chip on Her Shoulder (R.J. Blain)
- Outfoxed (R.J. Blain)
- The Flame Game (R.J. Blain)
- License to Kill (R.J. Blain)
- Murder Mittens (R.J. Blain)
- Beginnings (Royal States Collection) (Susan Copperfield)
Here is the list of the female’s personal top five favorites, listed in no particular order:
- Booked for Murder
- License to Kill
- Murder Mittens
So, ironically, the books written under crazy deadlines also became her favorites. She’s still sad Booked for Murder wasn’t as well received as she would like, but she loved the book, and she’s really looking forward to writing Booked for Kidnapping.
It is possible December 2021 will be a double release of two holiday themed books, one under the R.J. Blain brand, and the other under the Susan Copperfield brand.
She really was sad she didn’t get to write a proper holiday story this year.
As soon as Wild Wolf is finished, life for the female becomes much more relaxed. She’ll still have to work like she means it, but only for eight hours five days a week. That is what her husband is expected to do, and that’s fair. She’s so excited.
If we get to move, things get so much better, because there will be office space for both the male and the female. If you have candles and want to light them (while supervising them,) please do so. Or whatever your personal rituals are.
Have a wonderful New Year, folks!