Yesterday Terry was busy doing a final editing on my new book, Big Lake Assault, tightening the plot a bit here and there and looking for anything that might have slipped past the several stages of proofreading.
While she was doing that, I was making her last-minute corrections and changes. We will finish today, and then I will format the new e-book and get it uploaded to Amazon. If all goes well on their end, it should be available to download sometime this evening. When it does, I’ll be announcing it in the blog, on Facebook, and in my author’s newsletter. It will be a few weeks before the print version is formatted and becomes available.
Aside from that, and taking Alli out to go potty, there wasn’t much going on yesterday. It was too darned hot to do anything else. Today looks like it will be even worse. I sure am glad we bought the Black + Decker portable air conditioner a couple of weeks ago, because we definitely need it right now. It has done a good job of keeping our office, with all of its windows, tolerable even in the worst of this excessive heat. It was money well spent.
People tell me that by the end of the month, things will start to get more comfortable around here. I hope so, because I have a lot of projects I want to get done, from clearing up all of the limbs downed in storms, to building my shooting backstop, to getting started on gutting out the barn. But none of that can begin when it’s so hot and humid that it’s miserable just walking out to the mailbox and back to the house.
Today is your last chance to enter our latest Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an audiobook of THE CHESAPEAKE: A Man Born to Hang, Can Never Drown by Ken Rossignol, a collection of adventures in prose from around the Chesapeake tidewater region told by an erstwhile and eclectic collection of writers. Ringmaster Ken Rossignol gathered together many of the best and brightest of bards, poets, and tale-tellers to give their views, experiences, and fabrications in an entertaining way. Fans of short stories will enjoy this fourth in THE CHESAPEAKE series and the valuable history told here of the Chesapeake region – with a few excursions led by the writers to other lands.
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 this evening. Note: Due to the high shipping cost of printed books and Amazon restrictions on e-books and audiobooks to foreign countries, only entries with US addresses and e-mail addresses are allowed. After 90 days, unclaimed prizes revert back to the drawing pool for a future contest.
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.
Thought For The Day – I am quite sure now that often, very often, in matters concerning religion and politics a man’s reasoning powers are not above the monkey’s. – Mark Twain