Aug 182016

What’s that they say, no rest for the wicked? With my new book going through the proofing process, yesterday I started working on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal. I made good headway and got quite a bit accomplished, but still have a long way to go. No problem, I’ve played this game before.

I’ve been asked a couple of times if I write stories for the paper as I go, or if I wait and do it all at once. While I’m always doing research and making notes of the places we visit, I usually wait until it’s time to put the paper together to do all the writing.

I do this for a couple of reasons, one being that I don’t multitask very well. I know authors who can work on two or three books at a time and jump between projects, but my tiny little mind doesn’t work that way. When I try to rotate back and forth between writing stories for the paper and writing books I don’t seem to get nearly as much accomplished. I guess it’s my limited attention span.

Sometime during the mid afternoon we got a phone call from our friend Rick Traver. He and his wife Terry were at the campground for a couple of nights and wanted to know if it would be convenient to come over and visit. Why, heck yes! We’ve always got time for friends, and we have not seen these old friends since the Escapade RV rally in Tucson back in 2015. That’s way too long!

We spent some time catching up on what’s been happening in all of our lives, they told us about all the fun we missed out on at the recent Escapade in Essex Junction, Vermont, and we talked about next year’s event, which will be back in Tucson.

Rick’s been working with the Escapees Smart Weigh program and said they were really busy weighing rigs at Escapade. One thing I always advise RVers to do every year or so to get their rig weighed. You can do it on a truck scale, but the best way is actually to have a four point weighing like the Smart Weigh program does. It helps you know how to balance the load in your rig better than just pulling onto a truck scale, or just weighing the front wheels and then going fully on and getting total weight.

Thanks for stopping by, Rick and Terry. We look forward to seeing you down the road.

It’s Thursday, which it means it’s time for a new Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an audiobook of the paranormal romance Midnight Moonrising by my friend Kristie Haigwood. 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.

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