Thank you to everybody who was patient with the problems I was having with yesterday’s blog. After getting some sleep, yesterday morning I tried to correct some places in the blog where the text was running together to form one long word that some people were getting, but not everybody. I’m not sure what caused that.
I do know that the main problem was caused by an update that Go Daddy did, making it almost impossible to figure out how to format and load the blog, insert pictures, or text links. Talking to one of their support people late on a Saturday night is like talking to a parrot in a cage. It looks at you, it seems to hear what you’re saying, once in a while it squawks something back at you that you can’t understand, and you never get anywhere.
Fortunately, when I have problems I can skip those losers and call the ultimate tech person, my buddy Greg White. In this case, I didn’t have to call Greg, because he called me. He had already read the blog and saw the problems and was working on a solution. And sure enough, he fixed it. Well, I technically I fixed it following his directions. Greg had me download a plug-in called Classic Editor and now when I go into my blog’s dashboard to load a new post everything is back to normal. Thanks Greg. As always, I’m in your debt. Again.
Several people expressed interest in the bamboo saxophone I wrote about in yesterday’s blog, including a reader who wants to buy two of them for her grandsons, who both play the flute and saxophone in their school bands. I got it from Erik the Flutemaker and delivery took less than a week. Here’s a picture of my bamboo sax, and for those of you who couldn’t get the link to the YouTube video of Erik playing it to work yesterday, here it is again.
Because it was after 2:30 yesterday morning by the time I finally got the blog to load, it was well past 3 AM before I got to bed. Which meant I was in no hurry to wake up and get a move on yesterday morning. Especially because it was a rainy, windy day. At 11:30 in the morning the sky was so dark that you would have thought it was 6 AM in our house.
Which made it a good day for writing, and I did another 3,500 words in my new Big Lake book. That puts me at or a little past the halfway point. I keep saying I want to get it out by the end of the month to make my four book quota for the year, but to be honest with you, it’s going to be pretty hard to accomplish. Even after I finish writing it, it has to go through four proofreaders and be formatted before it’s ready to publish. If I have to miss that self-imposed deadline to get the job done right, that’s what I’ll do. I don’t believe in rushing and churning out something that’s full of typos just to get a book out. I will keep you updated as I go along.
Congratulations Larry Merritt, winner of our drawing for an audiobook of Stillborn Armadillos, the first book in my John Lee Quarrels mystery series. We had 81 entries this time around. Stay tuned, a new contest starts soon.
Thought For The Day – Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.