I’m tired, but happy

It all started back when I made the work trip to North Idaho. I got to not only work, but drive everyone eight hours each way.

Then we went on vacation which involved much more driving, but with a camper in tow.

Then I decided to release my book of short stories, and that involved a lot of emailing. I set up some book review sites, and had to write a few things for guest spots. I tried to keep up with the comments on the sites that did cover reveals, and the reviews my advance readers posted. This won't end for a couple of weeks. If I missed some comments on your sites, please tell me and I'll remedy this PDQ.

Today, Old What's Her Face* wanted us to go to town. I got a hamburger, yay! She got this:

2015 Toyota Sequoia

This isn't the color she wanted, but these things are hard to come by. You kind of have to take what is available. The dealership had two 2016 versions in white, and this 2015 version in grey. In fact, this may be the very last new 2015 in captivity.

I like to tease her, but her old car was ten years old. We were courting disaster by pushing it much farther. I hate car shopping, but we got a decent price because it is last year's model.

I'm nervous as a cat now, but it was time to bite the bullet. I figured it out, and I need to sell about 140,000 copies of my new book to pay for it. Therefore, feel free to preorder, Amazon will deliver your book on September 15th.

All joking aside, I am seeing a few preorders. I'd like to see a few more and get into triple digits somewhere. There are some reviews coming for those of you who are reluctant. There are a few guest spots coming where Lisa Burton is doing her promo job too.

I'm trying to watch Boise State vs Washington, but Old What's Her Face is trying to program her garage door opener. I have a hunch I'm about to get paged.

PS: It was a good hamburger.

*Not my wife's actual name.


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24 responses to “I’m tired, but happy

  1. Congrats πŸ™‚
    Our van is ten years old, and we were sure glad to add that new car this summer.

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  2. Now I want a hamburger, but that’s only because dinner was lame here. That exhausted and happy thing is always a fun stage to be in.

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  3. Nice car! Here’s to selling the 140,000 chop chop. πŸ˜€

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  4. That is a nice car. Hope your book will sell a lot. Do you find that your other books see a spike in sales with the release of a new book?

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  5. Ali Isaac

    I need a new car. Bits are starting to fall off mine. Or stop working. I suspect any new car I might get will be ‘new to me’ rather than actually ‘new’ new. That’s fine. When I sell 140,000 books, I’ll treat myself! Lol!

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  6. Snap re. Car buying! Just been and bought a ‘new’ year-old one today. Yours looks great and quite a bit bigger than one I’m buying. Excited and celebrated not with a hamburger but rather a spicy veggie wrap. Husband getting my old car so I don’t need to say goodbye to it – phew, I do get emotional about my cars. Do you and your wife name your cars? Congrats. About the book and best of luck.

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    • We don’t name ours. She bought her last one used, and we got a great deal on it. This model is quite a bit harder to find, and they don’t seem to lose much value. She can go back to regular gas though, and any repairs should be much cheaper.

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  7. My vehicle is 17 years old, but I really like it and hope it will hang in there. Of course, I spent several years overseas not adding any mileage, and now I’m living in a small town with 10 minute commutes. If I get a job in another city where I’m driving 1-2 hours/day, I’ll probably need something else.

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  8. Ooooo! Your wife got a lovely set of wheels, Craig! Well done. When Momma’s happy, everybody’s happy. I’d much rather this than a burger any day!

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  9. My husband was reading your post over my shoulder, and muttered, “He sounds like me.” True. I might be a tad spoiled too. Might be. Though I’ll never admit it to him.

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