The predicted cold front arrived yesterday, right on schedule, and I spent the day working on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal. Except for a couple of last minute details, it’s finished, and I’ll be uploading it to our printer’s web server later today. They’ll go through it again to check for any problems and then do their thing. We’ll have a break of a week or maybe ten days while they get it printed and shipped to us, and then we’ll be busy getting it ready to send out.
In the meantime I can get back to working on my next Big Lake mystery novel and I’m looking forward to that. And who knows, if we get really lucky on the weather and timing, maybe we can get our Sea Eagle kayaks wet! It would be fun to get back to Crystal River and paddle with the manatee at Three Sister Springs again.
We would also like to take a day trip back to Titusville and poke around there for a while. I’ve got a book idea rolling around in the back of my head that will be set there and I want to check out a few details. I wish there were two of me so I could work faster and get all the books written that I have bouncing off each other in my brain. It gets pretty crowded in there sometimes.
When I’m not writing, I love reading, and lately I’ve been reading a book called Back to Midnight, an excellent mystery that shows life in a small southern town, with lots of twists and turns in the plot. Set in the early 1960s, the story reminded me of the old "In the Heat of the Night" television series, which was one of my favorites. The author, Glenda Yarbrough, does a good job of developing her characters so that you begin to feel like you actually know them. That’s because if you’ve ever lived in a small town, you probably do know people much like them.
Thought For The Day – I don’t make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts. – Will Rogers