Cold is all gone and so is my voice. With my luck, this will mean a job interview is imminent, but they can’t get me before Monday and it should be back by then. It’s not as if I say much most of the time, it’s just a bit of a bugger if the phone rings.
I have not started that N gauge loco kit. If you have all those pieces laid out and you sneeze, half of them will vanish and the others will be coated in something ghastly. Anyway, I decided to practice on a cheap little one first so I bought an N gauge Lambretta. If I can paint the rider like a Mod and fit mirrors to that thing, I’m in business. If it’s a disaster, I’ll sell the loco kit as a kit.
This week I skipped Smoky-Drinky to ensure I’m properly back to normal. Next weekend I have to go to a silver wedding anniversary (bad timing, I can’t afford silver presents at the moment!) so I’ll drink theirs. Voice will be back to normal and I’ll use it as little as usual.
Now my head has cleared I can resume work on the blog descriptions page and the instruction page on free publishing and my own attempts at free advertising. The latter might end up as a website all its own. I’ve also thought that it might be a good idea to create a free eBook including one post from each smoky blogger – one book to advertise us all – which we could also sell in print at no profit on Amazon and on Lulu. If each of us then compiles blog posts into books of our own (it’s legitimate to include the one that was free in the ad book) we already have the first advert in place.
I am happy to produce cover images for the smoky books, which are necessary to get into places like Barnes and Noble, Apple, etc., for anyone who doesn’t feel confident enough to make their own. They won’t be utterly fantastic but they will pass the requirements of the booksellers.
Also I have to get back to other commissioned work. I don’t get paid until it’s done.