Friday, May 31, 2013

Flying by the seat of my pants...

It's been a while since I sat down to write a blog post with absolutely no idea as to the topic...

But it's Friday and it was a four-day work week, so today and this post crept up on me.

So let's see...what's happening -- or should I ask-- what *else* is happening in Jen-land...?

Well, in celebration of my writing group's 30th anniversary, we put together another anthology. Group members were able to submit a short (3K) story and see their name on a book cover.

I'm proud to announce the release of Deep in the Hearts of Texas for free from Smashwords: The Kindle version doesn't look like it's available yet, though the book is listed on Amazon for $3.85 for a print copy (that's just the cost of the actual printing). It should show up soon. And yes I have a story in this one too!

Cool, eh?

What else, what else...

Oh, yes, we're hiring new employees at our company. I'm a little leery about this prospect. Mainly because cash flow hasn't been that great. But without more workers we can't increase cash flow, so it's a catch 22. We do have some reserve and fireworks season is coming up, so we know we'll make so money there if we need to utilize it. And also pay two weeks in arrears, so that also gives us time to ramp up jobs. The first new guy starts next week. The second guy comes along in a couple of weeks.

And as I mentioned Wednesday and previously in this post and probably some other time--fireworks season is just around the corner. Selling starts the 24th. The men will head out the weekend of the 15th. This season is going to be very scary because our main competition on the corner went out of business. Plus DH has a billboard and is taking out a half page ad on the back of the local Thrifty Nickel. We doubled our usual take last season and are hoping for similar this season. The fact that the 4th is on a Thursday is going to skew everything a little though. But we're still going to end up being busier than we've ever been and are going to have to bring in reinforcements. So DH is supposed to call some of the local high schools and see if any of the booster clubs are interested in earning some $$ for their groups. I'm hoping we get the band--you know how marching bands hold a special place in my heart.

And that my friends is all for today.

Have a great weekend!


Regina Richards said...

Have a great Friday!

Unknown said...

Enjoy your weekend! Hope the new employees work out well :)

Chill N said...

Cool cover ... Congrats on your story!


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Char Newcomb said...

I'm so far behind in my blog reading... Congrats!! I'll be checking for the Kindle version as soon as I finish this post!

New employee in place? Hope it all works out and you have a great fireworks season. :)