Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Looks like a modification of plans.

You know the saying the best laid plans of mice and men statement, well, mine wasn’t even the best, I was not paying attention to the deadline!

The town of Belmont is referred to as Mt. Bell in my novels. Belmont was born as a small cotton mill town called Garibaldi.  Each year there is a Garibaldifest, this year it will be May 4th.  My plans were to announce my new book and have  a booth in the festival. BUT, for the first time since I have been writing and ordering books, my order has been delayed.

I do not do public book signings because of my hearing. If I had gotten a booth it would put the onus on others to communicate, and I always feel a little guilty about that. People get frustrated trying to communicate with me and I understand, but then it frustrates me also.

The deadline for application for a booth is the 24th, just a day now, and my books are listed as ‘In Production’, with no delivery date. I put in a short order of 20 books that I should have had four days ago. Then I was going to order enough for the booth. But alas it seems I pushed the envelope too close. I have a mind set that is set in scripture, “All things will work together for good.”

So I am really not fussing, just airing my poor planning. I will take it as it comes.

BUT I am very enthused about this book. I like it and I cannot stop my mind of thinking about the next novel.  I am presently working on a travel book, and will be doing more solid research on our trip across country.

But back to ‘Finally Love’, the reports I am getting show this to be the fastest off the starting line.  Sales are good.  I want to hear which character  the readers like the best, I have my favorite. Bonnie has done a fantastic job of editing, and yes, she volunteered some good lines for the book as she went thru it. She raised the reading level above 8th grade. LOL.

I know these characters well now (I think) and it is hard to picture a novel without them.

Thanks for stopping by the log.

Nite Shipslog


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Future Chevy EN-V elec

(Future) Chevy all electric1-2 passenger range 25 miles. (If you have an accident, you are definitely going to be the first one there)

1903 electric car by Columbia

1903 Electric Columbia


PS2: I think it is about time for a vacation. LOL


Anonymous said...

No sitting(at least not for long) in a Barcalounger for you. Your life seems to be both relaxing & invigorating. There are a lot of people who work on 1 book for a very long time, & here you are with so many out & already thinking to the next. I do like that.

Anonymous said...

I'm so disappointed, too, about the Garibaldi Fest!!!
You seem to be taking it in a stride, so I guess that's the best way to do.
But I bet if you're only a day or so late, Garibaldi Fest would make an exception for such a fine local author.:-)
Well, I think the current saying is "it is what it is."


Paula said...

That would have been great to have a booth at the fest. I can't with to read it but guess I'll have to, huh?


It's a shame shipment has been delayed on your book for the festival. It kind of puts a damper on it I know. But you do not want to rush it through.

Jackie said...

As you wait for your books to arrive, I know that you have the perfect attitude for the wait, Jack.
That is so like you....only one of the many reasons I follow you. You are a gem, and I'm so proud for you.

shirl72 said...

Jack just figure it was not to be.
Things will work out. I think you
do good understanding just about
everything we say. So not to worry
we love you...

Chatty Crone said...

Haha I have my book already and on the 4th chapter - love it. sandie

Chatty Crone said...

Haha I have my book already and on the 4th chapter - love it. sandie

Anonymous said...

you had a good plan...maybe there'll be a way to work it out! will go over to Amazon and check out your book!

Rose said...

I'm in the process of reading your book now! Love that Kindle Fire HD.

Congrats my friend. I will keep you posted when I complete the book and tell you who my favorite character is.

Hugs, Rose

Louis la Vache said...

Hey! «Louis» needs to get cracking and order his copy!

That Chevy electric thing looks like the eye of an insect! Good grief!