I wrote in Wednesday’s blog that I didn’t get any writing done that day, but I made up for it yesterday. I started out fixing the plot hole in my new Big Lake book that I mentioned in Wednesday’s blog, and then I started cranking out words. I had a good writing (actually narrating) day, with another 10,500 words under my belt by the time I was done. Some days are like that and I love them.
I could have kept on going but I had to knock off for dinner, and oh, what a delicious dinner it was! Terry made pan-seared rare sesame tuna steaks, along with garlic mashed potatoes and corn for me and Brussel sprouts for her. She also made some wasabi, which is like a really hot mustard that would open the sinuses on a dead man. It was good, but a little bit of it goes a very long way.
I also mentioned in Wednesday’s blog that I was trying to figure out how to take Amtrak from their depot in Sanford, Florida to Savannah, Georgia. It turns out you can’t get there from there. The only Florida trains going to Savannah originate in Orlando, which is an hour away, as opposed to the Amtrak station in Sanford, half an hour west of us. It doesn’t make sense to drive an hour south and deal with Orlando traffic to get on a train going north, so I guess we’ll skip that for now.
It’s summer, which means it’s a great time for beach reads, and my pal Mona Ingram has a great deal for you. For a limited time you can get Mona’s entire Love in a Bottle eight-book series for 99¢. When it comes to clean and wholesome romance books, Mona stands out among the best of the best authors in the genre, which has earned her a legion of faithful fans. Click here to check out this deal. You won’t regret it!
Every time I turn on the television, the news is talking about the labor shortage in the country. Whether you believe it’s because people getting unemployment are too lazy to go back to work or that they’re just not willing to go back to work for the low wages they have been making, apparently the struggle is real, as shown by this sign that a reader shared with me yesterday. If they’ve stooped to hiring 8s, I shudder to think how low they might go.
It’s Thursday, so it’s time for a new Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an RV camping journal donated by Barbara House. Barbara makes several variations of these, and they all have pages where you can list the date, weather, where you traveled to and from that day, beginning and ending mileage, campground information including amenities at R.V. sites, a place for campground reviews, room to record activities, people met along the way, reminders of places to see and things to do the next time you’re in the area, and a page for notes for each day. 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 – Why do people say tuna fish, but they don’t say beef mammal or chicken bird?