No, I’m not talking about baseball, this is something much better. At least it is to me!
As I wrote in yesterday’s blog, last month I sold 545 copies of my e-book mystery Big Lake, and and 709 e-books all together, and I had set a goal for myself to sell a total of 1,000 e-books this month. As of midnight last night, I had sold 1030 copies of Big Lake, and a total of 1105 e-books all together. There was a time when I never thought of fiction as being a viable writing venue for myself, but my mystery is outselling my nonfiction books by over 13 to 1!
Before I forget, I have had a few inquiries as to whether our Holiday Special Offer can only be taken advantage of by e-mail. No, you can mail your order to us at Gypsy Journal, 1400 Colorado Street C-16, Boulder City, NV 89005, as long as the envelope is postmarked no later than December 15th.
Yesterday I got up earlier than usual, spent the morning writing, and during the afternoon, we drove around the area, dropping off bundles of sample copies of the Gypsy Journal at local RV parks and at Camping Connection, an excellent RV parts and service shop near here that we discovered last winter.
We didn’t bother with the Camping World in Kissimmee, since last year the manager told me that they weren’t interested in allowing me to put some papers in their lounge for customers to read while waiting for their RVs to be serviced. That was the reason that, when we bought our Ford Explorer last December, we went to Camping Connection instead of the big guys to buy and have our towing base plate and SMI Air Force One auxiliary break system installed. Camping World will never miss the few hundred bucks we spent with the competition, but it makes me feel better to spend my money with business who support us in return.
After we had dropped off several sample bundles of papers, we stopped at Citrus Valley RV Resort, which is just a couple of miles up the road from us, to visit with George and Amy Smith, who own Smith’s Campground & Cabins in Loudonville, Ohio. They are down here for a while, soaking up the sunshine, while daughter Kim works as the resort’s Activity Director, and her hubby, Scott, works at Disney. Kim and Scott were off somewhere, and George wasn’t feeling well, so we missed them, but we sat outside with Amy for an hour or so and had a nice visit. We hope to get together with everybody when they have time, and George is up and about.
We had dinner at the Golden Corral in Clermont, which was a very big disappointment, and then stopped at Publix grocery store on the way home. Back at the motorhome, there was the usual load of e-mails that needed to be dealt with, and I worked my way through them. Several were from people who did not get the current issue of the Gypsy Journal, and in all but two cases, it was because they have already left for their favorite snowbird roost, and did not give us their winter address. The post office does not forward Standard Rate mail, so if you are going to be away from home for the winter, please give us your updated mailing address. You’ll be sure to get your paper, and save us the expense of mailing out a replacement copy.
With the e-mail out of the way, I wrote for a couple of hours, then I worked on the schedule for our upcoming Arizona Gypsy Journal Rally until bedtime.
Apparently my perennial black cloud has caught up with me, because the weather report is calling for scattered showers and thunderstorms for the next five days. I was hoping to get some paddling in, but it looks like we’ll have to wait a while to get our kayaks wet.
Thought For The Day – The next time somebody tells you anything is possible, ask him to dribble a football.