In yesterday’s blog I told you that I got about 4,000 words written in my new Big Lake book on Monday, but by the end of the day my right wrist and hand were aching so much that I couldn’t get anything done on Tuesday. However, thanks to healthy doses of ibuprofen and arthritis strength acetaminophen along with liberal applications of Voltaren gel, by yesterday morning things were feeling much better and I was able to get back at it.
I got a bit of a late start because I had a ton of e-mails to answer first thing in the morning, as well as deleting several fake entries in the current free drawing. Then I had to make some phone calls back and forth with the dealership where I’m ordering my new pickup to get a couple of things finalized. But I still managed to knock out about 5,500 more words by the end of the day.
I have missed the crew in Big Lake and it’s nice to get back there and see what’s going on. And if you have read any of the books in the series about that little mountain town in Northern Arizona, you know there’s always something happening. Sheriff Weber and his deputies are investigating a shooting on Main Street that took place in front of a crowd of people but isn’t at all what it appears on the surface. And, of course, former mayor Chet Wingate is sticking his nose in where it doesn’t belong and doing his best to spread chaos wherever he goes. I’m not sure how this one is going to wind up yet, but it’s got me hooked already!
I’m not sure how much writing I’ll get done today or tomorrow because we have friends passing through who are going to stop for a visit. I’ll tell you all about that in another blog post real soon.
Several people have asked me how the non-slip stair tape that Terry put on my office stairs after my fall a few days ago is working out so far. It’s doing an excellent job, and you don’t really notice it, so it doesn’t detract from the oak wood on the stairs. It was definitely a good investment, and I would recommend it to anybody who wants to avoid a nasty fall like I experienced.
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.
We had over 60 entries in our latest Free Drawing in less than 24 hours, but you still have time to enter. This week’s prize is an autographed copy of Big Lake Hoarder, the most recent book in my Big Lake mystery series. To enter, click on this Free Drawing link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name (first and last) 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. Note: Due to the high shipping cost of printed books and Amazon restrictions on e-books to foreign countries, only entries with U.S. addresses and e-mail addresses are allowed.
Thought For The Day – When a cougar gets so old that she needs a hearing aid, does she becomes a Def Leppard?