22 hours ago
Monday, May 10, 2010
Today's a rainy day here in Bavaria, so it's a perfect day for me to stay inside and at my computer. To work. Of course, that's what I meant.
Just returned from picking the furbaby up from the groomer. We take her once a month because she has enough poodle in her that her fur curls and knots up if it gets too long. She's freshly shorn now and cute as can be.
We purchased a dryer on Saturday and that will be delivered today. We forgot to get money out of the ATM before going. Most stores around here don't accept credit cards so it's good to keep cash on you, but before moving here, I never had cash. Always used the check card. Hard habit to break. So, anyway, we didn't have enough cash on hand. They still allow COD (cash on delivery) here. It's true. Instead of making us find an ATM right then and there, they said we could pay when it's delivered. Can you believe it? They did away with that in the States a long time ago so it was a pleasant surprise to find the practice still alive and well here. So, I've got the cash, my dryer will show up to share residence with the new washing machine that I got a screaming deal on and no more laundromat for me. Yay!
Anyway, I'm about halfway done with chapter 19 of OOTS. There are a total of 20 so I'm very close to finishing the first draft. I've changed the series arc since starting it, though, so there is still a lot of work to do on it. There's light at the end of the tunnel.
So, I've been reading J.R. Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood series lately. I know, I'm behind the times but I just finished the 3rd one yesterday. I'm really enjoying them and I can see why they're so popular. They've also allowed me a bit of a breather. See, in OOTS, I have more POVs than just the hero and heroine. I worried about that, whether it would be allowed. In some cases, I just couldn't get the information across another way or not as well. I see that she has used multiple POVs and it works. So again, another case of write the book and work stuff out later.
Have you read J.R. Ward's series? Do you like it? Did the multiple POVs throw you out of the story? What are some other series that you enjoy?