I had quite a few interesting comments about yesterday’s blog, titled A Day In The Life, in which I shared a typical writing day for me. A number of readers had questions, some of which I answered in the comments section of the blog, or by e-mail if they contacted me that way. I responded to some other questions that were more about how I handle the business end of things as a self-published author, and I may do a separate blog post about that.
And thank you so much to the lady who sent me a message saying, “God, you really are fat, aren’t you?” Someone broke into our house a couple of years ago and stole every mirror in the place, and I had no idea. I know I’m far from perfect, but I’m comfortable with myself, fat and all.
Fortunately, it turns out you don’t have to be a skinny-mini to write books that readers enjoy, and thanks to all of your support, Big Lake Shootout is still riding high on the Amazon charts in several categories. I did get a comment from a faithful reader about several typos she found in the book. When I first uploaded it to Amazon, I goofed and used a version that had not had the final proofreading corrections made. I realized the mistake almost immediately and uploaded the correct version, but in the several hours it took Amazon to replace it, some people did get the wrong one. That’s embarrassing, and I apologize.
Terry has been busy setting up one of her big Glimakra looms for a new weaving project, and I honestly don’t know how she does it. There are so many string heddles that have to be positioned correctly with different foot pedals that I get a headache just watching her. And when that’s all done, she has to thread hundreds of pieces of yarn through the different heddles. It’s all I can do to push the button at the end of a pen to make the point come out the other end so I can write something.
While Terry was doing all of that, I spent most of the day yesterday working on my next John Lee Quarrels book, Ka-Bar Karma, getting in about 5,300 words by the time I knocked off for dinner.
And oh, what a dinner it was! Terry made scallop linguine, one of her specialties, and she tweaked the recipe a bit this time around. It’s always been one of my favorite dishes and I didn’t think it could ever be better than it already was, but whatever she did took it to an entirely different level. I told her she could cook that every day of the week for the next month and I wouldn’t complain. It was that good.
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. Sometimes I feel like I need every one of these signs in front of my house!
Thought For The Day – You have no idea what somebody else is going through in their personal life. Just be nice. It’s not that hard to do.