Not every day can be all fun and games. As much as we love kites and kite flying, we didn’t go to the kite festival yesterday. We had some other things on our agenda.
Cleo Collette has been a Gypsy Journal subscriber for almost as long as we’ve been in business. She was a fulltime RVer who eventually hung up the keys, and now she lives in Ocean Park, on the north end of the Long Beach Peninsula. Terry and Cleo have been e-mail friends forever and on every trip here they have talked about getting together, but for one reason or another it did not work out. Yesterday they had a lunch date and finally get to meet face to face.
While Terry was gone I worked on reformatting the digital edition of the Gypsy Journal and made a few telephone calls. Then Nancy Kissack came over to talk kites for a while, which is always more fun than working.
Later on my third proofreader called to tell me she had finished my new book, Big Lake Reckoning. It’s always amazing that even after two previous proof readings, she still found some glaring errors. That’s why I take the time to have things gone over again and again before I publish a book.
I got the changes done, formatted the book, and about 5:30 I hit publish. A little after 8 p.m. it was live on Amazon. It should be available on Nook, iTunes, Kobo, and other e-book retailers sometime today.
This is the eighth book in my Big Lake mystery series, and my eighteenth book total. If I could get them out of my head and into the computer faster, I’d have double that many out.
Today we plan to go back to the kite festival for a while and if the wind is good, we may get some flying time in. I think I deserve it. And even if I don’t, I’m going to do it anyway. If you don’t tell, neither will I. Lolly Hadzicki, one of the owners of Revolution Kite Company will be there and we have talked several times by e-mail and on Facebook. I’m looking forward to meeting her in person.
It’s Thursday, so it’s time for a new Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an audiobook of Mountain Angel, the first book in my friend Suzie O’Connell’s popular Northstar Romances series. To enter, all you have to do is click on this Free Drawing link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn Sunday evening.
Thought For The Day – I meant to procrastinate today, but I never got around to it.