It was so cold yesterday that we never poked our noses outside all day long, and even inside with the heat pump and an electric space heater on, I was still chilly in my sweats and comfy Teepee Creeper slippers. Overnight temperatures were down below freezing and made that routine trip to the potty just before daylight a hurried affair. It’s supposed to slowly start warming back up today, and I have good news for the people of Florida – we plan to hit the road in a couple of days, so the weather should be warming up nicely about Thursday.
Since there was nothing else to do, I took advantage of the cold weather to work hard at it and finished my latest book, Big Lake Blizzard, last night. I’ll give it a quick read through and then Terry will proofread and edit it, and after that it will go to one of my beta readers. Meanwhile, Dale Roberts is working on the cover. I’m hoping the e-book version will be out within a couple more weeks. I hope you will all find it worth the wait.
I learned something from this project. I won’t give a projected release date on a new book in the future. I have several more books I’ll be writing, including at least two or three more in the Big Lake series, a couple of stand alone books, and maybe a second series. But books aren’t like newspapers, they don’t come to life on a schedule. I know there are some authors on Amazon who can crank out a book every month or six weeks, but I’m just not that prolific. The stories are inside my head wanting to get out, it’s just getting them from there to the keyboard.
On another note, I was talking to somebody the other day who was complaining about the cost of gas when he told me to hang on, he had dropped his bottle of water. When he came back I asked him what kind of water he drank and he said Evian. The last time I looked, Evian was going for over $26 for a case of 24 12 ounce bottles. That equals out to almost $6 a gallon! For water! And if you think that’s expensive, buy a cup of coffee at Starbucks! You’ll begin to think that gas and diesel are a bargain.
Terry has her final dental appointment today and I know she’s glad to be putting all of that behind her. It’s been a long process, but the good news is that she’s pleased with the results, and I know a couple of dentists and a Porsche salesman who are very happy we came to town.