The weather was ugly the last two days, with occasional rain and a lot of wind. I’ve had a couple of veiled threats from folks who blame me for bringing it with me, but I swear, I thought I left that black cloud somewhere behind me, way back in Indiana or Ohio.
We took advantage of the weather to stay home and get a lot of things accomplished. I spent most of the weekend working on the sequel to my Big Lake mystery, and made a lot of headway. I had knocked out almost 4,000 words by the time I pushed the keyboard away last night. I got muddled down and didn’t make much progress on the book in the last month or two, but things are back on track now, and moving right along. I’m not making any promises, but I would really like to have it out by Christmas, if I can.
If you will indulge me for a moment, I have to brag a bit here, and tell you that as of last night, Big Lake was ranked number 1,464 of all paid e-books in Amazon’s Kindle Store. I’m kind of proud of that. Last month, I sold 545 copies of the mystery on Amazon, which was up from 247 the month before. And as of midnight last night, I had 242 sales in six days this month. I appreciate everybody who has bought the book, left reviews on Amazon, and told their friends about it.
Miss Terry accomplished a lot over the weekend too, making a huge dent in her paperwork, logging in a bunch of new orders that came in, and getting them ready to mail out today. She did that in between doing laundry, making two fabulous dinners, and baking a couple of loaves of delicious bread. And picking up after me, keeping our home and business running on track, and everything else she does that leaves me free to do my thing. We make a pretty good team.
I am becoming painfully aware that eventually the arthritis in my hands and fingers may impact my ability to write. After two days of steady typing, my fingers are swollen and stiff, and don’t want to cooperate. That’s why I have been looking into speech to text software, such as Dragon. I’m not sure if it is the solution to my problem, if it gets to that point, but I always try to look ahead and be prepared. I guess I learned something in Boy Scouts besides how to make a square knot after all. 🙂
The weather is supposed to be much better today, and we are going to drive down to Rockledge to visit our friend Ann Moran. Ann’s husband,Tim, was one of my best friends, and we lost him in March. We couldn’t make it back for his memorial service, and we’re looking forward to spending some time with Ann while we’re in the area.
I’m not the only one who has been putting in time at the keyboard this weekend. Bad Nick had a blog yesterday, and he’s back again today with another post titled They Lied, We Are Not Equal. Check it out and leave a comment.
Thought For The Day – Those who can’t laugh at themselves leave the job to others.