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Writing update 5/16/12

Greeting, readers. Hallelujah. Camp book 2 is nearly completed. We finished with the imputing of the book in CreateSpace.com’s formatted blank. To my minor surprise, camp book 2 will be just about the same number of pages as camp book 1. I was hoping for a slightly longer second book. For those of you who are wondering if there will be a camp book 3, that will largely depend on my buddy Dave Trost, who has agreed to sit down with me this camp season and flesh out some story ideas. We shall reminisce, maybe take some notes, and see if a third book is possible.

As far as camp book 2 goes, some read-throughs now have to take place to make certain that when the proofs are in our hands, they look the way we want them to, before I click, “yes, make it for sale” on the website. Though I waited a whole year for camp book 1 to be available on Amazon Kindle, I’m not going to wait nearly as long for this book. Probably only a couple of months, if that.

With my new non-camp book writing project in its infant stages, I am happy to tell you all that I got inspired after reconnecting with a friend of mine late last week. The next time I communicate with her, I’m going to see if she will allow me to loosely base a character on her. With no real names being used, I probably don’t need permission anyway, but I don’t want to betray the friendship so I will talk it over with her. As I’ve been told by a number of people not to give away new project ideas, I plan on keeping this idea under wraps for now, but if all goes well, it will truly have promise.

Lastly, since Rebecca and I are now working fewer hours per week, I shall soon invest in a program that will allow me to talk into my computer so that all we will have to do is edit. I figure the more typing I can get done the more time we will have for smoothing and polishing. My online research for said product will begin this weekend. Until Friday, good day and happy reading.


Saturday weekly update – 4/21/12

Greetings, readers. Today, Saturday April 21, 2012, my writing assistant, Rebecca, and I are hard at work editing the final few stories of my second Bear Spring Camps book. I am extremely pleased with the progress we’ve made over the last month. Very soon, Rebecca and I will be decreasing the number of hours a week we work and I suppose I’m trying to get as much done as possible before that time arrives.

On to some other topics of interest. Today is the annual Penn State University Blue/White football game. ‘Tis the end of spring practice. Our new head coach Bill O’Brien hopes to have his team ready to contend when the real season begins in late August. But the annual scrimmage is, for some players, their last chance to prove that they belong on the team. {From Rebecca: I always thought that the game was also to find out which players should play which positions.} I have noticed a great increase in traffic today, as well as numerous blue and white flags on cars traveling to Beaver Stadium.

Also some exciting news. Webster’s Bookstore Cafe is now open again. Welcome back Elaine Meder-Wilgus. Whoo-hoot! Rebecca and I stopped into to see her and we inquired as to whether she would like to carry my first book, Picking Up Where We Left Off: My Bear Spring Camps Stories. She happily agreed : ) She has copies of my book on consignment, that are either for sale now or will be soon.

Lastly, I visited my Godmother last night for supper and all in all things went well. However, achoo-achoo! My allergies drove me nuts. Can anyone suggest anything better than over-the-counter allergy meds? They just don’t seem to be working for me this spring. We had steaks for supper with mushrooms and onions, spinach souffle, and baby red potatoes. In one word: yummy. Unfortunately I did have to cut my visit short due to the old nose.

For next week’s blog posts, I shall give my point of view on what is now quickly appearing to be Obama vs. Romney. I don’t think and Republican can catch Mitt at this point. As my regular readers know, I tend not to talk about controversal topics such religion and politics. But next week I shall give it a go. I wish all of my readers a pleasant weekend and look for me on Wednesday.

Oh yes, it’s Friday the 13th!….. + one day : )

Greetings, readers. Happy Friday to you. I am not certain just how many of you believe in the Friday the 13th bad luck thing, but I know that this morning one of the first things I did was stub my bare toe. Moments later I looked at the calendar and said, “Oh, yes, that’s why it happened.” Of course, that’s not why it happened, I just wasn’t watching where I was going.

Now on to some news of the day. Here in State College, Pennsylvania, it is a gorgeous but cool day. Shortly, I will begin editing Camp Book 2, fresh off the good news that I had a local sale from Appalachian Outdoors here in town. Receiving that news made yesterday a gold star day.

I was so pleased to be able to tell my Godmother the news of the book sale because I knew it would cheer her up. I found her to be in good spirits.

Kitty cat Keekee is sitting on the arm of my chair, taking a cat nap and looking cute as always. Quite recently, she has learned a new word. Not only does she completely understand the word treat, but she jumps down with excitement when the dinner is mentioned.

As far as the Friday the 13th thing goes, I’ve never been too superstitious. But I can just imagine that all of the Friday the 13th movies have been rented at Netflix, Blockbuster.com, and places of the like. Were those good films? The first two perhaps, but how many times can you keep killing Jason? Time to invent another boogeyman.

Speaking of time to invent, I am now off for an editing session and also to create the final new story for Camp Book 2. As far as my new personal project goes, that’s not been put under wraps or killed by any means. It’s just in the hanger and any moment I could step into the cockpit, taxi down the runway and take off with it. Until soon, have a great day

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