Yesterday was another good writing day for me. I cranked out 6,300 words and finished my newest Big Lake book. It came in at 83,265 words and took me three weeks and three days from start to finish. And I wasn’t writing every day.
I will spend today and maybe tomorrow reading through it and making any needed corrections I see and checking to make sure I don’t have any major plot holes. Then I will print it out for Miss Terry to start the editing and proofing process. By the time it makes its way through two more proofreaders after her, I expect an early June release.
This is my third new book this year. I usually release four books a year, but I am shooting for five or six this year. My next project will be starting the family historical saga I have been researching for quite some time now. But fans of Big Lake and/or John Lee Quarrels don’t need to worry, I have many more books in both series that I am eager to write and share with you.
While I was finishing the new book, Terry was busy in the kitchen. First, she made a batch of her fabulous chocolate brownies, which are what she used to lure me away from the single life. Since I was already smitten with her, it wasn’t all that hard to do, but the brownies did get my attention.
And then for dinner, she made this delicious beef roast, which she served with mashed potatoes, homemade gravy, and veggies on the side. I ate so much that I almost didn’t have room for two brownies later as we watched TV. Almost. But I did force myself. That was just about as hard for me to do as it was for Terry to get my attention all those years ago.
It’s Thursday, so it’s time for a new Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an RV camping journal donated by Barbara House. Barbara makes several variations of these, and they all have pages where you can list the date, weather, where you traveled to and from that day, beginning and ending mileage, campground information including amenities at RV sites, a place for a campground rating, room to record activities, people met along the way, reminders of places to see and things to do the next time you’re in the area, and a page for notes for each day. To enter, click on this Free Drawing link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name (first and last) 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 just read an article that said Japanese men only have sex five times a year. This is very upsetting news for me. I had no idea I was Japanese.