Yesterday was another very good writing day for me. I started out by making the corrections Roberta had suggested after she proofread the last four chapters of Pucker Factor. Then I went through and made a couple of changes to some things in the plot that had been bothering me to avoid confusion on a couple of issues.
With that out of the way, I started writing, and by the end of the day I had another 5,000 words in. This puts me within sight of the halfway mark for the book, and with any luck at all, I should hit it today or Friday.
All writers have different things that motivate them, and Miss Terry knows that good food is something that always keeps me happily narrating away. And since she loves to cook, that works out very well for both of us. While I was busy doing my thing at my desk yesterday, she was in the kitchen making an absolutely amazing meal of Mexican food, which is one of her specialties.
She had slow-cooked a chuck roast, along with a couple of pork chops, tomatoes, green chilis, and spices in the crockpot the night before we went up to the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville. Yesterday she shredded the meat, removing the excess fat, then roasted it with a wonderful combination of spices. It’s times like this when I really regret that I have very little sense of smell because the occasional whiff I did get was wonderful.
Dinner consisted of shredded beef tacos in corn tortillas shells, along with a tostada for Terry, refried beans with cheddar cheese on them, and homemade pico de gallo for her. She also broke up and fried some of the extra tortillas to make corn chips. I think I’m a halfway decent wordsmith, but I can’t come close to describing to you how delicious it all was.
Later on, dessert was a homemade Key Lime pie that defies anything you would find in a restaurant anywhere in Florida. Yes, indeed, Terry makes sure that I am a well-fed author. And the great news is that she made enough that we will have leftovers to enjoy again today!
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. Tell me librarians in this part of the world don’t have a sense of humor.
It’s Thursday, so it’s time for a new Free Drawing. This week’s prize is a copy of the new hardcover edition of the 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 RV 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 US addresses and e-mail addresses are allowed.
Thought For The Day – If you lose one of your senses your other senses are enhanced. That’s why people with no sense of humor have such an increased sense of self-importance.