Thanks to the hard work of Miss Terry, my friend Roberta Jensen, and another dear friend, Cool Judy Rinehimer, who all went above and beyond the call of duty, they completed the several stages of editing and proofing my newest book, Big Lake Quarterback, and I uploaded it to Amazon yesterday afternoon just before 4 PM.
Amazon says to allow up to 72 hours for a book to go live, though I’ve seen it happen in much less time. But I think this may be a new record for them. 90 minutes after I hit the publish button my buddy Greg White was calling to tell me that it was available.
This is my 17th Big Lake book, my 27th novel, and my 39th book total. And trust me, I’ve got a lot more coming!
With the book live, last night I added the links to it to my author’s newsletter and sent it out to over 1,000 subscribers. Between that and notices on Facebook, sales immediately took off. I appreciate everybody who buys my books, leaves reviews, and tells their friends about them. It really does make a difference.
With that out of the way, Miss Terry and I are making last minute preparations for our trip to Arizona for her father’s 90th and her mother’s 88th birthdays and a small family reunion. We went out yesterday afternoon to grab a pizza, and on the way home we stopped at Publix to stock up the larder for our house sitter. I don’t want him to get hungry and chew on the furniture while we’re gone. It’s bad enough that he runs up the cable bill with all those Pay Per View movies.
We don’t have a hard and fast schedule for this trip, we’ve done that in a rush too many times in the past. This trip, we plan to take our time going over, take our time while we’re there, and take our time coming back. Along the way will be touching base with some friends and fellow authors, gathering research for future blog stories and books, and seeing a little bit of America away from the Interstate highways. I’m looking forward to it.
Of course, weather will play some role in our trip, as to which routes we choose and how much time we make in a day. But that’s one of the nice things about being off of the RV rally circuit that we followed for so many years when we were working fulltime RVers. There’s no place we have to be anytime soon, and we’ve got all day to get there. There’s something to be said for living life at a slower pace!
And finally, here’s a chuckle to start your day from the collection of funny signs we see in our travels and that our readers share with us.
Thought For The Day – Did you know that if you have a swimming pool you are 100% more likely to drown in your backyard than if you don’t???