Time Marches On

I recently had a group of fellow writers on my Absolute Write group comment about the “blurb,” the little description on the back of the book.  They said it could be made a little “tighter.”  I kind of agreed with them, but was not willing to make any changes to the cover.  Then I happened to look down at the even smaller “About The Author” part on the back and noticed how it said I had “nearly thirty years” of railroad experience.  That ship sailed last December.  I now have “over” thirty years in the industry.  How time just flies when you’re having fun.  Well sometimes having fun.  There are a lot of times where it wasn’t so much fun out there on the rails.  Being a railroader is not for everyone.  It is kind of a way of life.  Luckily much of the bad parts of the job were left behind when I switched to passenger work.  And that is about to turn over to 20 years soon, this November!  In any case, I wound up changing that blurb on all of the electronic sites the novel is selling on.  And I also adjusted the “nearly” to “over” in the About The Author sections too.  And yes, I did break down and have my graphic artist, George Arnold of WGA Designs ( make up a new back cover for me with the adjustments.  Just a bit OCD when it comes to stuff like that.

On another note, as some of you might know, I’ve been having a few family problems that have been keeping me busy, along with a new work schedule.  I don’t get on this site as often as I should.  I read a couple of comments that were posted here by readers about a month ago.  My apologies for not getting back to or recognizing them for their kind words.  I thank you for those words and am truly heartened that you liked my novel.  It humbles me.  Thank you.  Until next time.

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