Aug 142012

We made our deadline easily yesterday, uploading the new issue of the Gypsy Journal to our printer’s web server about 4:30 PM. Then we waited for their prepress department to e-mail and let us know they had received it. That message came in about 6 PM, and we breathed a huge sigh of relief.

They will check everything out to make sure we don’t have any missing pages or some other disaster, then get it on the press. We’ll pick it up the end of the week, and then the envelope stuffing frenzy begins. Once I know the files we sent are correct, we’ll be sending out the digital edition to our subscribers, probably today or tomorrow.

During the afternoon, our friends Dave and Jean Damon stopped in for a quick visit. They will be at our Ohio Gypsy Journal Rally rally as vendors, and Jean will be offering her wonderful massages. I guarantee that when she gets you on her table, you’re going to get off of it feeling wonderful!

A while back I said that the Escapees RV weighing crew would be at our Ohio rally. That was the information I had from Angie Carr at Escapees, but since then there has been no response from Livingston to my e-mails to confirm that. So my apologies, but it looks like we won’t have RV weighing at the rally after all.

My buddy Chris Yust has been working hard the last few days getting my new book, Crazy Days in Big Lake, proofed. Once I had the paper finished, I went through the manuscript and made the corrections she suggested. Now Terry has to finish one more read through, which is more than halfway done, as a final quality control check. After that, it’s a simple matter to format the book and get it uploaded to the Amazon Kindle bookstore sometime later this week. Some authors I know say this is a lot of redundancy, and I guess it is. But when I put a book out with my name on it, I want it to be the very best it can be. My readers deserve that.

It has been raining here in Elkhart for two or three days now. Not a hard, drenching rain, but more of a slow gentle rain that is just what the area needs to soak in deep. The grass, which was all brown and dry a few weeks ago, is now green and lush. I hope it is in time to help the farmers, who have had a terrible crop growing season.

Today we want to get the info letters sent out for our Ohio rally, and then I’m going to try to get Miss Terry to take me out to dinner. I’ve been chained to my desk so long that I have a bit of cabin fever. But don’t worry, it’s nothing a pizza can’t fix. 🙂

Thought For The Day – If your dog doesn’t like somebody, you probably shouldn’t either.

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  2 Responses to “Paper Done, Book Close”

  1. Nick, have you tried DaVinci’s Italian restaurant over on Co. Rd. 19? We went there in June when we were staying at the Elkhart Campground. We thought it was just a pizza joint ( and their pizza is heavenly), but they are also a full-bore Italian restaurant! You can find them on Yelp.

  2. Have never tried it. We need to.

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