No, I didn’t stick it where it doesn’t belong and get it broken (again), it’s just sore from being held to the grindstone so much lately! I really like my job, but I think I need a day off.
With the new issue of the Gypsy Journal finished, I spent most of yesterday working on a special book project, and hope to have it done in a few days.
While I was doing that, Terry and Chris Yust went to a farmers market here in the Foothills, and Terry came back with some delicious fresh raisins and also a big bad of dried apple slices, which make great snacks when I get the munchies between meals. Terry was only home for a little while, then she went back out to stop at the post office to mail out some orders and then on to the laundromat.
I took a break from what I was working on to do a Google Hangouts with Jim and Chris Guld from Geeks on Tour, which is a video call, kind of like Skype. The last couple of times around I’ve been having a problem uploading the digital edition of the paper to our website and Chris showed me a couple of alternatives that make it a lot easier. Once I get the okay on the new issue from our printer I’ll get this issue uploaded and a link out to our subscribers. If you have a digital subscription you should not see much difference in opening and saving the issue to your computer.
Terry got home a little after 5 p.m. and shortly after we left with Charles and Chris to meet John and Kathy Huggins at a Mexican restaurant for dinner. I was hoping it was a place I’d be able to add to our Favorite Restaurants book, since Chris said it’s a favorite of theirs. I guess we must have caught them on a bad day because the service was really slow, they messed up my order, and my bacon wrapped shrimp were way overdone. They won’t be added to the book.
But the company was good and I was able to pick John’s brain about the equipment he uses for their Living the RV Dream podcasts. Several of my author friends have talked about narrating their own books and saving the expense of a professional narrator, but John confirmed what I already suspected, that given the cost of the equipment and the learning curve, I’m better off having a pro do the narration and sticking to what I do best.
I thought I’d seen it all, but last night there was a new reality TV show on called Buying Naked about nude real estate sales. Now I really have seen it all! It gives new meaning to the term “short sale.”
Have you entered this week’s Free Drawing for an audiobook version of Big Lake Lynching, the second book in my Big Lake mystery series? All you have to do is click on the Free Drawing link 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.
If you like thrillers, check out Night of the Assassin by Russell Blake, the prequel to his Assassin series. It’s currently free on Amazon.
Thought For The Day – I don’t always have to agree with you to like you and respect you.