Yesterday was a very good day and I got a lot accomplished. I started the day with a bunch of emails that needed answered, and for two or three of them I had to spend some time researching some details before I replied to make sure I got it right. For one of them, I really didn’t know the answer and couldn’t find it, so I referred him to someone who knows more and was more likely to help him.
I spent most of the day putting together my free author’s newsletter, which will go out to all of the subscribers is soon as my new book is live and available as an ebook on Amazon. If you want to subscribe to the newsletter, send me your email address at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will get you added. It’s a good way to keep up to date on new book releases, my activities as an author, and occasional short stories from my author friends. And I promise not to share your information or bother you with spam.
With that chore out of the way, I formatted my new book Big Lake Hoarder and uploaded it to Amazon last night. This is my 43rd book and my sixth book for the year. I normally put out four books a year, but the pandemic has kept us home more than usual and I have had a lot of time to write.
They always say it can take up to 72 hours for a new book to go live, but in reality I’ve seen it happen in as little as 45 minutes and as much as 24 hours or more. So hopefully, by the time you read this, it may be available. If not, it should be at any moment.
While I was busy with all of that, Miss Terry was busy winding a warp for a new weaving project she has planned. Actually, it’s going to be two projects using the same warp, and a double width weaving when it comes off the loom. Terry tells me this is something she hasn’t tried before and she’s nervous about it. But I know her, she’ll get it right and it will look beautiful.
It will be a few weeks before the print version of Big Lake Hoarder is available, but in the meantime, I will start on my next John Lee Quarrels book. Hopefully I can get it out sometime in late January or early February. Then again, I won’t make any promises, because we’re getting into the best time of year to be here on the Central Florida coast. With the weather cooling down, I’m really looking forward to getting out on the water. Hey, I’ve got to play sometimes, right?
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Thought For The Day – This year I want Santa to bring me a new birthday suit. My old one is worn out, wrinkled, and sagging.