There were a few software missteps getting it ready to go, but my wonderful book formatter, Scarlett Braden, got it finished even though she’s in the process of relocating and had movers coming to her house and all sorts of other things going on at once. I appreciate you, Scarlett.
With the book live on Amazon, I sent my free author’s newsletter out to all of the subscribers. If you’re not yet a subscriber and want to be on the list, send me your email address at firstname.lastname@example.org
I plan to take a break and do nothing for the next 12 to 24 hours, maybe longer. But don’t worry, within a day or two, I’ll be back at it, working on the next Big Lake mystery novel. The last I heard, they had some wacky stuff going on in that little mountain town!
Usually, when I release a new book, we go out to dinner to celebrate. But since we’ve been doing the self-quarantine thing due to COVID-19, we haven’t been out in many, many months. So, as a special treat to me, yesterday Terry made her delicious overnight yeasted brown butter waffles for breakfast. Those things are so good that there are no words to describe them. I don’t think I ever need to go to a restaurant again.
Speaking of books, I received an email yesterday from a new author who was absolutely offended because her cousin had posted a link to the author’s new book on her (the cousin’s) Facebook page. She told me she was highly offended that her cousin would violate her privacy like that. I wrote back and told her that I wish all of my cousin’s and every friend I had would do the same thing with my books. It’s wonderful free exposure. Anybody who wants to share news about any of my books has my gratitude.
In other news, Chris Guld from the Geeks on Tour wants to do a Zoom interview with me about self-publishing sometime later this week. I get more and more invitations to do things like this or Zoom meetings, and I have been using my phone or my laptop computer. The phone screen is not big enough to show everybody if there are several people in a meeting, and using my laptop involves dragging it out and setting it up. I’m just too lazy for that.
I’ve been looking at webcams on Amazon to put on my desktop computer monitor, and there are about a zillion out there to choose from. But a lot of them are not available because nothing is shipping from China right now. So I’m trying to figure that out. It’s always something.
And finally, here’s another 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 – There’s a fine line between saying too much and saying too little. I walk that line like a drunken clown at the circus.