Saturday, July 28, 2018

Aye Aye Maties

Well Ted and I managed to find one of the only places in Canada with cold/rainy/foggy weather and I have to say that it's a nice break from Ottawa's heat and humidity. We're in Meteghan Nova Scotia in a summer curling bonspiel staying in a cottage near the ocean which we haven't really seen yet because we're fogged in. Our record is one win and one loss - well we tied the second game but lost on a draw to the button. We could have five more games in two days if we keep winning ... so might be more merciful to lose and find our way to the bar. The spiel includes a scallop and a lobster supper, so really, we're all winners :-)

The Dundurn team sent along the copy edited Turning Secrets for my final review. I'll be working on it when I get home and have about six days to go through it. My last kick at the can so I want to focus on every word. From past experience, I know that it's time-consuming, meticulous work.

I also heard from Alan Neal about the guest appearance on CBC Radio's All in a Day. I've been paired up with another local author and we'll be meeting at a coffee shop later in August to interview each other for an upcoming show. This will be one show in a series and should be a lot of fun, both for us and for the listeners. I have a copy of the other author's book, which I've begun reading but need to also focus on soon.

So not much time for writing this week but I'm just 500 words short of my 50,000 word goal for July. Hopefully if this manuscript goes like the others, I'll start to pick up the pace as I get closer to the end. But for now, curling, seafood and fresh salt air.


  1. Hi guys,

    Hope you do well with the curling in Meteghan, NS, wow what is about 20 miles from home (to our house). Wish we had known you guys were so close ... could gotten together for a lunch or supper.

    Best of luck and keep the new books coming.

    Love James & Claire Goucher
    Roxville, NS

  2. Email me James. We'll be in Digby overnight on our way home. Email through my website

  3. You will have to play a weagle to throw off your opponent good luck

    1. Thanks Troy. We needed more luck than we managed to muster. We lost our third game and retired to the bar :-)