5,100 words that is. Yesterday was another writing day for me, and things were flowing well, allowing me to get another two chapters, over 5,000 words, done in my new book. Can I wrap it up by Thanksgiving and have it out by the end of the month? I sure hope so.
Terry was just as busy, finishing editing and proofreading six chapters I wrote earlier. I will make her suggested changes today and get them sent off to my other proofreaders. Someone asked me if I make every change Terry suggests or do we sometimes disagree on something in a manuscript. Yes, we sometimes disagree, but she’s usually right, and I go with what she suggests. Just as I do with my other proofreaders. That’s why I have them. I can write a story, but they are the ones that polish it up and make it worth reading.
What are your plans for Thanksgiving? I said a couple of times that I wanted to follow the tradition that we established when we were fulltime RVers of going to a Chinese buffet for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. It just seems a lot easier to me than all of the fuss and work of making a big dinner that takes hours to prepare and gets eaten in 15 minutes. But friends invited us to join them, so that’s the plan this year. They are cooking one turkey, and Terry is also going to smoke a turkey breast to add to the meal. I do love smoked turkey, no question about that!
Several years ago, we were with some folks who made fried turkey for Thanksgiving. I wasn’t sure how that would be, but it turned out to be absolutely delicious. I told Terry one of these days we may have to get a fryer and try it ourselves. But then I saw videos on YouTube of people burning down their houses and decided that maybe that’s not such a good idea after all. Let’s see, a klutz, an open flame, and hot oil. What could possibly go wrong?
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.
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Thought For The Day – I don’t know where you got your opinion from, but I hope you kept the receipt.
Maybe Miss Terry needs to fry the turkey while you watch.
I agree fried turkey is GREAT!!!!!