Woke up and started catching up on the news, stumbled across a photo of a dog that had been dragged behind a car until it died. This happened overseas and the owner’s trial is later in September. No, I will not post the photo. It made me sick. I still haven’t eaten breakfast.
The problem is, it was a forcible reminder of a similar incident I witnessed in Florida almost thirteen years ago. A white van was dragging a dog behind it. It was going 40 mph down a dark road. Somehow that dog was still on its feet, and I will never forget the look of absolute terror in the poor thing’s eyes. I ran after the van, but couldn’t catch it. I tried calling 911, but there was no signal. I still don’t know what happened to that dog. My chest aches when I think of it, and how helpless I was to stop that driver.
In other news, North Carolina has possibly become the worst state in the country, though I think Texas gives it a good run for that title. They have approved fracking under homeowner’s property. Without the need to get their consent. Think about that! Greed has driven these people so far, they would destroy the land people have paid for. You’ve seen the photos in NatGeo of a homeowner turning on her faucet and holding a lighted match to it? It bursts into flames.
It’s hard for me to read the news anymore. It’s so bad these days, I end up depressed. So enough about that!
Transgressions update: it’s going really well. I’m 10-15K from the end and hope to get a nice block of time this week and next to finish it. Then I have to edit the entire thing before sending it on to AJ and other betas.
The YA book: also going well, but my focus has mostly shifted to the other book.
Blue River: this is the novella that went to Dreamspinner. It’s scheduled for release in October. While I will continue to self-publish–Trangressions is different enough that a publisher might not want it, so I will self-pub that one–I also plan to occasionally go through a publisher “to keep my hand in,” as they say. 🙂
They’ve given me a cover. I’m not sure how I feel about it. What do you think? Would this make you interested enough to buy it? What does the cover tell you the book is about?
Due to time constraints (I’m currently writing two books and being property manager and freelance editing, I’ve decided to cut blog posts down to two a week, on Tuesdays and Fridays starting next week. Because I’m making every effort to finish Transgressions as quickly as possible, this will be my last post this week.
Have a great weekend, everyone! See you Tuesday.