We didn’t have a lot going on yesterday, so I don’t have much to tell you about today. I spent part of the day writing, knocking out another chapter in Pucker Factor, my next book. This one starts off with a literal bang. A bunch of bangs, actually, as Somerton County deputy John Lee Quarrels is ambushed on a dark Florida road in a sparsely populated part of the county. Wounded and disoriented, he has to make his way on foot to safety before his attackers return or he may die. I think this is going to be a good one, folks!
Besides the writing, I had to do some research about illnesses to be able to write about a medical condition that is stressing out another one of the book’s characters. That took me down a rabbit hole that kept me busy for a while.
I also talked to our son Travis for a bit. He and his wife Geli are doing a final walkthrough of the house they are buying today, and they will be closing tomorrow morning. We are excited for them because this is something they have wanted for a long time, and have worked very hard to achieve. We can’t wait to get up to Alabama to see it!
While I was doing all of that, Terry was busy researching some weaving patterns for her new Louet Spring II loom. I know she’s eager to start a project on it, but since we’ll be leaving within a couple of weeks for our trip to Alabama and Arizona, I’m not sure if she will wait until we get back or start something now.
Sometime around 7 PM, we decided that we should probably eat even though we weren’t very hungry. Terry heated some leftovers, and we ate them along with some smoked barracuda on crackers that we got at Port Orange Seafood the other day. The owner of the shop told us that it would taste very close to the smoked amberjack we got there before, and he was right. It was absolutely delicious, and we’ll be buying some more of that again!
We rounded out the evening by watching the latest episode of Call the Midwife and then Secrets of the Zoo before it was time to write the blog and get ready for bed. As I said, there was not much going on, but that’s okay, too. Sometimes we need days like that to recharge our batteries.
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.
Congratulations Rob Stone, winner of our drawing for an audiobook of Adam Gaffen’s Into the Black: Tales from the Cassidyverse. Science fiction fans are going to love this one, as Kendra Cassidy’s dream to drag humanity to the stars, as well as the dreams of her crew are revealed. It’s an old-fashioned whodunit, with an extra dose of interplanetary politics thrown in for good measure. We had 23 entries this time around. Stay tuned, a new contest starts soon. 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 – I always see more people walking into Walmart than I see walking out of Walmart. But the meat is cheap, so I don’t ask questions.