I’d like to say that we’ve had a good time here in Tucson, but Miss Terry’s recent health problems have been the focus of much of our attention and energy. We did get to spend some time with my cousin Beverly while we were here, which I always treasure. Saying goodbye to the people you love is always the hardest part of the fulltime lifestyle and it never gets easier, and there were a few tears shed when we parted company yesterday evening.
Today we are headed back to the East Mesa/Apache Junction area to spend some more time with Terry’s parents and sisters. It’s time for me to start getting the next issue of the Gypsy Journal ready to go to press, so I’ll have plenty to keep me busy while we’re there.
The weatherman is calling for windy conditions today, and I’m glad we only have 125 miles to go. Fortunately, at least the temperature is only going to be in the mid-70s, instead of the upper 80s we’ve had the last week or so.
I know it’s going to start getting hot in the next few weeks, and I’m hoping we’ll be headed someplace cool before it gets too uncomfortable. The basement air conditioner in our Winnebago works exceptionally well, but no RV is going to be comfortable when the mercury in the thermometer gets up around the triple digits.
I was surprised at how many e-mails I received from readers in response to yesterday’s blog on making money on the road. Apparently we have a lot of people who are interested in proof reading, and they all wanted to know how to get started.
My advice would be to hang out in some of the forums such as Absolute Write Water Cooler and the Formatting forum on Kindle Direct Publishing, or some of the many other self-publishing Internet forums out there. I would also start a website and set up a Facebook page dedicated to offering those services. As with anything, you have to walk a fine line between spamming and promoting. Get to know some folks and you’ll see conversations about the need for proofreading. Let them know you are available.
I am glad to finally see March over with, it’s been a rough month in more ways than one. Hopefully things will get back to normal on the health issues, and I wouldn’t complain at all if my e-book sales picked back up again. Not that they have been terrible by any means, but I missed my sales goal by about ten percent.
Thought For The Day – A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing. – George Bernard Shaw
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