A lot of readers are asking me when my next Big Lake book will be out. I learned a long time ago to never give a definite date, because when I do, something always seems to get in the way and throw me off schedule.
But I got another 3,500 words or so in yesterday and I’m almost to the end. If I keep this pace up I should have it done in just a few more days, then I’ll give it a read through before I pass it on to Miss Terry to start the editing and proofing process. So please be patient a little bit longer. I’m almost there.
While I was writing yesterday, Terry cut her latest weaving project off the loom and today she’ll be doing the finish work on it. And like everything she creates, it’s absolutely beautiful. I am so in awe of her talent.
For a few months now people have been saying they are having a problem accessing the current blog posting every day. When they click on the link to my blog, it takes them to the previous day’s post. It seems to happen sporadically in different areas of the country and lasts from a week or so to over a month, and then the problem goes away and it’s back to normal. It can be frustrating. The techs say it’s because local servers are slow to clear their caches. In the meantime, if you open the current blog by clicking on its title, you should see a little arrow and the title of the latest post (highlighted in yellow below) on the right just above that blog’s title that will take you to the current one.
As an update to our continuing search for a winter nesting place; we have now taken DeLand off the list. We drove over there a couple of days ago to check it out, and while it’s a very pleasant little town, it’s 24 miles from New Smyrna Beach. That doesn’t seem all that far, but when we left DeLand we drove there and it took us 40 minutes to reach the marina on the Intercoastal Waterway. From there it’s probably another 10 minutes to the beach, and that’s just too far for us. So the search continues.
And while I appreciate all of you who keep telling me about other places inland that they love a lot, those locations have absolutely no interest to us. We want to be close enough to jump in the car on a whim and go to the beach to fly our kites or just watch the surf rolling in. We know the place we’re looking for is out there somewhere, and we’ll eventually find it. If not this year, then maybe next. And if not, that’s okay, too. We love our life on the road and we don’t have to do anything. That’s a pretty good position to be in.
Be sure to enter our latest Free Drawing. This week’s prize is a biggie, not one, but two audiobooks! My pal Carol Ann Newsome has donated the first two books in her excellent Dog Park mystery series, A Shot in the Bark and Drool Baby. If you love dogs and enjoy a good mystery story, you’ll quickly become a fan of Carol Ann’s books. To enter, all you have to do is click on this 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 Sunday evening.
Thought For The Day – No matter how much cats fight, there always seems to be plenty of kittens. – Abraham Lincoln