There’s no better way to spend a cold rainy day then writing, and yesterday was a perfect day for it. It never got above the low 50s and it rained off and on until sometime in the late afternoon. The only time I went outside all day was to close our gray water valve so we would have enough water in our gray tank to flush the sewer hose out after I dump today.
Except for that, I spent the whole day working on my newest book, Black Friday, and by the time I knocked off about 10:30 last night, it was almost finished. I probably have 1000 or 1500 words to go, and I’ll wrap it up this morning. Then I’ll read it through to see how it flows and if I can spot any errors, and when I’m done with that I’ll print it out for Miss Terry to begin proofing. If all goes well I’ll have it out before Christmas. In the meantime, here’s a sneak peek at the cover.
Speaking of my books, I got some great news last night. My mystery novel Big Lake Burning has been named one of the Most Popular Books of 2015 on Amazon. It’s a good thing I was inside when I found that out, because my head swelled so much I may have taken flight. In fact, if you see a pudgy piñata floating overhead, don’t be too quick with the sticks, just in case. I’m an old man and I bruise easily.
While I was busy writing yesterday, Terry was getting a new weaving job warped onto her loom. She enjoys weaving as much as I do writing, and the things she turns out are pure works of art. In tomorrow’s blog I’ll try to post a couple of pictures of the scarves that she just finished. I know a couple of people who are going to be very happy come Christmas morning!
Somebody who is into the fiber arts and is planning to go fulltime asked a while back how crowded it gets in our motorhome with Terry’s Baby Wolf loom, spinning wheel, and the rest of her equipment. Why you think I’m on a diet?
Actually, it does get a little bit crowded sometimes when she has the loom open and is in the middle of a project. But that’s okay. It’s not like we’re holding square dances in here or doing a lot of entertaining. And would I have told Picasso to get a smaller easel? I think not.
Today is your last chance to enter our Free Drawing for an audiobook of Murder In Elysium, a riveting small town mystery by my friend George Wier, one of my favorite authors. 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.
Thought For The Day – A perfect marriage is just two imperfect people who refuse to give up on each other.