After our busy day playing tourist in Richmond on Friday, we decided to stay at home over the weekend. I always have plenty of writing projects to keep me busy and Terry wanted to work on her latest weaving project. At least that’s what she said.
Instead she tackled the latest backlog of paperwork, logging in orders and updating subscriptions that came in our last package of mail. She was still going at it at 6 p.m., when she stopped to finish putting together a delicious roast beef dinner. She never did get to her loom. Hopefully she will today.
I spent most of the day working on a book project, checking a lot of details on the internet to be sure I had my facts straight, and answering e-mails. One was from longtime subscribers Ron and Verdis Knight, who live near here in Yorktown. Ron offered to take a bundle of Gypsy Journals to put in the goody bags at a Good Sam rally they will be attending and offered us a pair of free tickets to Colonial Williamsburg. We’re looking forward to touring it, but since the folks there have let us know that our readership is not their audience I may not write a story about the place. We are looking forward to meeting Ron and Verdis for lunch tomorrow.
A couple of days ago I mentioned that I had been in contact with Wanda Lewis, who is in charge of scheduling seminars for the Escapees RV Club Escapade in Tucson, Arizona in March. As I said then, I had pitched the idea of a Writing on the Road seminar at the rally and Wanda thought that was a good idea, so she is adding it to the schedule. We may be adding yet another seminar, Welcome To My Arizona, that I did at a couple of our Yuma Gypsy Journal rallies. It introduces a lot of places tourists don’t know about, sort of a travelogue of some places to see and things do in the Grand Canyon State. She seemed interested, so we’ll see how it goes.
Several people have asked if I will be doing one of my day-long self-publishing workshops before or after the rally. If there is enough interest I will see if I can work out a location a day or two before or just after the rally. Let me know if you want to attend and we’ll take it from there.
Today is your last chance to enter this week’s Free Drawing for an audiobook of The Journals of Jacob and Hyde by my friend Randall Morris. To enter, all you have to do is click on the Free Drawing 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 – Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. – Thomas Edison