For some reason, some readers took my comments in yesterday’s blog, about not enjoying the production process, where I lay out the new edition of the Gypsy Journal, as a hint that we might be planning to quit publishing. Where did that come from?
As I responded in the blog comments section, and as I replied in e-mails to those who contacted me directly, we have no intention of stopping. We have worked long and hard for many years to make our business a success, we love what we’re doing, and we’re not going anywhere. No matter what someone does for a living, there is usually some part of their job that they don’t always like. But compared to anything else I’ve ever done in my life, this is a dream.
So relax, unless those darned Mayans were right after all and world really does end this month, we’ll be still be here doing our thing for a long time to come. Besides, if we quit this, I’d have to get a regular job, and who wants to hire a fat old guy who sleeps late and spends most of his time goofing off instead of working?
Well, the good news is that I’m just about done with the new issue, and it’s going to be a good one. I’ll wrap it up today, Miss Terry will proof it, and by tomorrow night it will be sitting on the printer’s webserver waiting for them to do their thing next week. I’m actually a week or two ahead of our regular schedule, because during the holidays the mail moves so slow that we need to get a head start on mailing the paper out to our subscribers.
Once that’s done I will get back to work on some book projects. I need to format Crazy Days in Big Lake for a print edition, I have a new volume II of my Highway History and Back Road Mystery book ready to be formatted and uploaded to the Amazon Kindle store, and I’m working on the next Big Lake mystery. I had hoped to have it out by Christmas, but I don’t think I’ll make that deadline.
On the topic of books, if you are going to be in Florida or Arizona for the winter, check out my recently released e-books Overlooked Florida and Overlooked Arizona, for tips on off the beaten path places to visit that most people never see. And did you know you can give Amazon e-books as Christmas gifts, too?
But if you’re going to give e-books as gifts, wait until a day or two before Christmas. Amazon sends out the gift link immediately, and there’s no use spending the money early, just in case those darned Mayans are right after all!
Thought For The Day – Procrastinate now, don’t put it off.