It started raining a little after midnight and continued for most of Saturday, like we needed more of it. The ground is saturated and water is standing in puddles everywhere. And we have more forecast for today.
The rain didn’t really impact us because we’ve been busy labeling and stuffing envelopes pretty much nonstop. Except for dumping our black tank and taking some trash down to the dumpster, carrying bundles of papers in from the Explorer and bins with envelopes back out, I didn’t go outside all day.
While Terry was stuffing envelopes, I uploaded the new digital issue and sent the link out to our subscribers, along with renewal notices for those whose digital issues are about to expire. And quickly we started getting notices from PayPal that many of our loyal subscribers were already sending in their renewals. We really appreciate all of your continued support.
I also spent some time answering e-mails from our readers, and as sometimes happens, I found myself engaged in an exchange with a fellow that was quickly going nowhere. He wrote to ask me if I knew anything about how to earn money delivering RVs because he had heard that many transporters were making upwards of $50K a year working for delivery companies in Indiana.
Over the years we have known quite a few people who tried RV delivery and without exception, every one of them quickly realized that while you may gross $50K, your net is about minimum wage, if you’re really lucky. You can’t sleep in the RVs, you are responsible for any damage incurred during transport, and you are not paid to return back to the starting point. Plus, you will need a commercial drivers license and commercial insurance on your truck if you are delivering towables. It’s a quick way to wear out a truck and have nothing to show for your efforts.
But this fellow, who had never delivered RVs, did not want to hear all of that and had a comeback for everything I told him. He just knew he was going to make big money getting paid to see America and was looking for somebody to tell him to go for it. What can you do when you find yourself in a situation like that? I wished him well and told him to have fun.
I mentioned in yesterday’s blog that I am trying a new promo, having enrolled all of my e-books, both my novels and my RV books, in Amazon’s Select and Kindle Unlimited programs. It’s a great deal for readers who are Amazon Prime members or a members of Kindle Unlimited; you can read all of my books for free! If you don’t belong to Kindle Unlimited, check it out. Your first 30 days are free and you can cancel if it doesn’t meet your needs. It’s also a good deal for authors. Whenever somebody downloads one of my books and reads at least ten percent of it I get paid a commission. It’s not as much as for an outright sale, but hopefully it adds up. I would really appreciate it if you would help spread the word.
Today is your last chance to enter this week’s Free Drawing for an audiobook of Dog’s Run, my mystery set in a small Ohio town in 1951. If I had to name one of my books as my favorite, it would be this one. To enter, all you have to do is click on the Free Drawings link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn this evening.
Thought For The Day – The best thing about being me is that I am a limited edition! There are no copies!