Where did yesterday go? I think I must have blinked and missed it. It was like, I woke up, I brushed my teeth, and ten minutes later it was time to brush my teeth and go back to bed.
Of course, it didn’t help that I was up until almost 3 a.m. making notes of things to check in my new book to make sure I hadn’t missed anything and that I had some historical facts right. And then I kept waking up every hour or so asking myself if I had included such and such, or if I had checked the date such a song was released so I stayed within the proper timeline.
It was about 11 a.m. when we got up, and it didn’t take me long to park myself in front of the computer to begin resolving all of those issues. Except for one trip down to the dumpster to take out the trash, that’s pretty much all I did for most of the day.
Sometime in the late afternoon I was getting a headache and my eyes and fingers were protesting, so I took a nap. I woke up just before Miss Terry put dinner on the table, a delicious pan grilled rib eye and French fries for me, and garlic red pepper humus and a quinoa pico de gallo salad for her.
While we were eating, our friends Dave and Lynn Cross came by, but said they’d return in half an hour. They did, and we had a nice visit, talking about RVing and our winter travel plans. They are leaving today for the Escapees Timber Valley co-op in Sutherlin, Oregon. Dave said it’s the only Escapees park they have never visited, and it’s also one of only three we have not been to yet, the others being Jojoba Hills in Aguanga, California and The Ranch, in Lakewood, New Mexico. We have several friends who own lots at Jojoba Hills and they keep asking us to stop in. Since we’re planning to spend the winter in the Southwest, we hope to do that.
After Dave and Lynn left, with hugs all around and plans to try to connect while we’re all in Arizona this winter, I got back to work polishing the manuscript for Dog’s Run. I should be able to wrap it up today and print it out tomorrow so Terry can start proofreading it.
But first we’re going to drive up to Astoria today and take in the Sunday Market again, and if I’m a very good boy, Terry said we might even stop at Golden Luck, my favorite Chinese restaurant in this area.
I’m not the only RVing author who’s been busy. My pal, fulltime RVer “Froggi” Donna McNicol, just released the second book in her Klondike mystery series, Barely a Spark.Donna’s an excellent writer and the first book in the series, Not a Whisper, has been a hit. Her newest book is sure to be one, too!
Thought for The Day – The business of the novelist is not to relate great events, but to make small ones interesting. – Arthur Schopenhauer