Yesterday was another stay at home day for us because we had a lot to get done. Terry finished two scarves she was weaving, then set up a new project on her loom. She’s working hard to get a lot of Christmas gifts done in the time we have left but she seems to be having so much fun that I’m not sure if she considers it work at all. Maybe a work of love?
I was busy, too. Thanks to my cousin Beverly staying up very late Friday night to finish the second proofreading, I was able to make the last of the revisions and clicked the publish command yesterday afternoon for Black Friday. If it’s not live yet, it should be any minute now on Amazon, Barnes & Noble for Nook readers, iTunes, Kobo, Oyster, Scribd, Page Foundry, and Tolino.
This makes ten novels for me and 19 books total. And it means I made my deadline of getting four books out this year, even if this one was supposed to be done and available for sale by Thanksgiving. What’s that they say about the best laid plans of mice and men?
With that out of the way, it was time to get busy on my next Big Lake book. I started sometime around 4 or 5 PM, and by the time I knocked off at 10 to start working on the blog, I had a little over 2,200 words done. I don’t work from an outline, I’m more of a seat-of-the-pants writer, but I’m constantly going over plots and dialogue in my head before I start a book, so a lot of it is just getting it from my brain onto the screen.
I did take a break long enough to dump our black tank and to install the second LED tube in the light fixture over our kitchen table. With a total of six tubes in the living room/kitchen now, it really lights the place up a lot better than the original florescent tubes that came with our motorhome did.
Between the time that she finished the projects on her loom and started on the next one, Terry also found time to make a delicious dinner of asiago cheese baked chicken, along with baked potatoes and peas for me and spinach for her. I don’t care what Popeye did, I don’t like that stuff.
I’ll get some more writing done today and Terry will do some more weaving. Then, this afternoon we’re going to her parents’ place for dinner. Terry is making her delicious homemade lasagna, so I know there are going to be some happy tummies gathered around the table.
Today is your last chance to enter our Free Drawing for an audiobook of Gun Shy, the fifth book in my friend Ben Rehder’s excellent Blanco County, Texas mystery 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 this evening.
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Thought For The Day – When I was single, people would nudge me at weddings and say “I bet you’re next.” So I started doing the same thing to them at funerals.