When I ordered my Oculus Quest virtual reality headset, Terry thought it was probably interesting but seemed content to let me experiment with VR and tell her about it. She tried on the headset the first day I received it, but I didn’t know enough about the controls to show her how to accomplish anything with it, and Terry said she would wait until I was more familiar with it to see how it worked. Yesterday I convinced her to give it another try with the Wander app.
I started her out on a couple of places I went the other day, the bridge across the Columbia River in Astoria, Oregon, where she spent some time exploring familiar places in Astoria, one of our favorite cities, and then another favorite place of ours, the Embarcadero in Morro Bay, California. By the time she was done, she was impressed.
But as we all know, Terry never stops working, so besides doing that, paying our month-end bills, and balancing our bank accounts with this month’s Amazon royalties, she also proofread and edited four more chapters of my new Tinder Street book. Then she made dinner. I always say she’s like the Energizer Bunny and keeps going and going and going.
I’m at over 95,000 words in the new book now and should be able to wrap it up in the next couple of days if all goes according to plan. This is the first time in at least five years that I have not had a new book release in January or February, if you don’t count my box set Murder, Mayhem, And Main Street, which was published at the end of January. By now, I usually have one new mystery novel out and am halfway done with a second. I guess I’m slowing down in my old age. 😊
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.
It’s Thursday, so it’s time for a new Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an audiobook of Watching Over Me: A Psychological Thriller, the first book in the heart-racing Crime After Crime series by M K Farrar and M.A. Comley. Trust me, this British crime writing duo know how to keep readers on the edge of their seats from the first page to the last! 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 US addresses and e-mail addresses are allowed.
Thought For The Day – If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.