As I said in yesterday’s blog, on Friday Terry stocked up on yarn at a shop we found up in Gainesville, so she spent yesterday putting the skeins of yarn onto a swift and then wound them onto a ball winder. Then she wound the warp (don’t worry, I don’t understand most of it either) and today she’ll start warping the loom. I know what that means; it’s when she threads all the individual strings through over 500 metal heddles.
I parked myself at my desk and tried to stay out of her way, working on my new book. By the time I knocked off about 9:30 last night I had written just over 3,517 words. I still have about 20,000 words to go before it’s finished, but at this rate I should get there soon.
Thanks to everybody who said they would take part in our series of interviews with fulltime RVers. So far I’ve had 25 readers contact me saying they’d like to participate, and I’ve got six or seven of the interview sheets returned. I will begin running them very soon.
Who’s going to be joining us at Escapade in Tucson, Arizona in March? I’ll be presenting five seminars at the rally and we’ll have a vendor booth selling Gypsy Journal subscriptions, our books and RVing guides. I hope we see you there.
One of the seminars I’ll be doing is called Welcome To My Arizona, an overview of the Grand Canyon State and some of the things to see and do there. Spring is the perfect time to be in our old home state and after the Escapade is over I hope you hang around and spend some time exploring all that it has to offer. A fun guide to things to see and do there is my book Overlooked Arizona, with descriptions of over 35 places many tourists never even hear about.
Today is your last chance to enter our Free Drawing for an audiobook of Mountain Angel, the first book in my friend Suzie O’Connell’s excellent Northstar Angels romance series. To enter, all you have to do is click on the 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.
If you’re looking for a good series, check out Anna J. McIntyre’s Coulson’s Wife, the first book in her excellent Coulson series, a family saga spanning four generations during a turbulent period of American history. It’s free on Amazon, iTunes, Smashwords, Kobo, and on Barnes and Noble for Nook e-book readers.
Thought For The Day – The economy is so bad that parents in Beverly Hills are firing their nannies and learning their children’s names.