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3/30/2020
        Still sheltering-in-place. Getting grief from my nephews and nieces saying that I am not taking the COVID-19 seriously. I am taking it seriously, just like every other flu season. Washing my hands while singing Happy Birthday and stay at least six feet away from people who are coughing. But I do think that it is being overhyped by the media.
        Working on my WIP "Terror in the Shadows".
           The publisher's editors have finished doing their thing, on my second book, "More Than Just Shadows". Now the book is off to page design.
        My new Human Beans comic story will be posted Wednesday, April 1st.  It is based on a true funny incident that happened to my grandson while playing flag football.
        Remember folks, stay calm, and remember: "Let not your heart be troubled," John 14: 1a
        Bob :)

3/23/2020
        I am tired of hearing 24/7 about the coronavirus (covid19)! Being an introvert I don't mind sheltering in place, but I miss seeing people walking their dogs, children playing and people in the neighborhood chatting in the streets. I also miss my church brothers and sisters. We have been broadcasting our service on Facebook Live. But it's not the same thing. I have been helping with the live broadcast by operating the sound system, which is fun.
        I received another royalty check, but this one was from the writer's conference I attended. They had set up a bookstore and invited all of us authors to set up our books there for sale. Sort of made me feel good that my fellow authors thought that my book was worth buying.
        Working on my WIP "Terror in the Shadows". I am in the meat of the book. Getting my protagonists deeper and deeper in trouble. If I have to suffer in the covid19 shelter in place, they will suffer more *muahahaha*
        I found a way to lower my Human Beans T-Shirts from $29.95 down to $19.95. Maybe sales will increase now?
        Bob :)

3/16/2020
        I hope that everyone stays safe and healthy during this hyped-up corona-virus scare. Wash your hands, cough into your armpit, stay away from people who appear sick, and if you are sick - please stay home. This is the same advice given for every flu season. And probably good advice all year round.
        I don't know what's happening in your neck of the woods, but out here in crazy California, people are panicking and buying out grocery stores of water, toilet paper, and can goods. The shelves seem bare, like something out of The Walking Dead or an apocalyptic movie. One thing that happened to me while I was praying before I ate breakfast was it dawned on me how easily the food chain could be broken. It made my prayer more than just rote words.
        Whew, I finished updating my website. The entire website from stem to stern. It was a big job.
        I am currently working on my WIP, the third book in the Shadow trilogy. I am about in the middle, where the real meat of the story is. Exciting part!
        Bob :)

3/9/2020
        At the Writers' Conference, I was told that my website was out of date. So I spend the whole week working on updating and streamlining my website. Please let me know how you like my new and improved website.
        Thanks in advance, Bob :)

3/2/2020
        I went to a Christian Writers Conference (West Coast Christian Writers) this weekend. I learned a lot. One thing I learned was that no matter who publishes your book, you are responsible for marketing. I felt a little intimidated, there were authors there with 20 or more books under their belt. Another interesting thing was listening to a panel of three literary agents and the Q and A portion was an eye-opener.
        One thing my teacher (eight hours of class time) said was that my website was out of date. So one of my goals is to update it to look more like 2020 instead of 2002 when I made it.
        My second book is still being edited by the publisher. Working a little on my third book in the trilogy. And of course, working on my beloved Human Beans.
        Bob :)

2/24/2020
        Well, it's the first of the week so it's time for another look back at the week that was.
        I worked on my third book to my Shadow trilogy. I got my little protagonist group in trouble, then got them out, now they are back in trouble. Why can't the protagonist ever get peace? Because it's no fun, until the end of the story.
        My second book is almost being finished editing by the publisher. Probably one more go around until they're satisfied. Then it's off to the cover design department.
        My new March Human Beans comic story is coming out Thursday the 27th. I usually post them on the first of every month, however, I am going to my first writer's conference on the 28th and won't be back to my computer until after the first.
        I am redoing my T-shirt prices and web page. Lower prices (not by much, but a little) probably won't be done until the middle of March. Too many things going on right now.
        Bob :)

2/17/2020
        Oh, my! My Human Beans T-shirts are too expensive. I received that comment from several people. So I am working on getting the price lower.
        I did some writing on my third book in the trilogy. Even if I do say so myself, this is going to be the best one yet.
        A week and a half and I'll be attending the Christian Writers Conference. Looking forward to meeting other Christian writers. One thing I find strange is that out of the 300 people attending 99% are women. In the secular world, about 48% of the novelist are women. But, it seems in the Christian non-fiction world, women are the overwhelming majority. Nothing wrong with that, just an observation.
        FYI - my next Human Beans comic story will be coming out on February 27th. I usually post the new comic story the first of every month, however, because I will be away attending the writers' conference I will be posting the story earlier.
        Bob :)

2/10/2020
        My book "They Don't Cast Shadows" is being featured on www.1531Entertainment.com website, today.
        I am still working on my Human Beans T-shirts web page for my website. I should be finished by the end of the week. They are turning out cute.
        Going back and forth with the editing of my second book with the publisher's editor. The longest part of the process.
        Drawing a new Human Beans comic story and writing a little on my third book in the trilogy.
        Bob :)

2/1/2020
        Posted my February Human Beans comic story on my web site.
        Worked on my Human Bean t-shirt designs. Got them mocked up. I will post pictures on my website later this week. Starting to finish up my T-Shirt web page. They are going for $29.95 which seems like a lot to me, but they are time-intensive the way they are being done.  Made in America, not China.
          I haven't done much actual writing this week on my third book. Mulling over ideas, but nothing typed down.
        My second book is still at the editors. It seems like it takes a long time, but I guess mine isn't the only book the publisher has in the works. 
        I received my quarterly report for the sales of my first book from the publisher.  172 books sold. I don't know if it is good or bad. I am just happy someone actually bought them. 
        Bob :)

1/27/2020
        I worked on my third book in the Shadow Series, a little. not much. Rewrote a few scenes. Still getting my protagonist into more situations that seem hopeless. *he laughs* which is fun. But getting them out of trouble is the hard part. *he sighs*
        Spent a lot of time drawing designs for the Human Beans T-Shirts that may be coming out in a month or two. I want the drawing to be simple yet cute. And I still have to design a web page for the T-Shirts introduction and sales.
        Bob :)

1/20/2020
        I checked editing that the publisher did on my second book. Found a few errors. I sent them in, now waiting for the manuscript to come back with comments.
        Not much else done, except for praying and putting together my sermon for Wednesday.
        Bob :)

1/13/2020
        I entered a writing contest that the West Coast Christian Writers Conference is sponsoring.
        I hooked up with a gal (not that way) I met a gal that is starting a business making t-shirts designs. We might get together and make some Human Bean t-shirts. It seems like a fun way to spread the word of my little Human Beans!
        Working on my third book while my second one is being edited by the publisher. I got my characters in a pickle that I couldn't find a way to get them out. Alley suggested a brainstorming session on a thread with the Helping Hands club. I slept on it overnight and thought "brainstorming" that's a great idea. Since all of my characters have their own personalities I decide to sit down and just write a discussion between them. After two pages of their chatter. They came up with the solution themselves. Thank you, Alley, for the inspiration.
        Bob :)

1/6/2020
        A new year! A new beginning!
        I signed up and paid for a writer's conference at the end of February. (West Coast Christian Writers Conference) I have never been to one of these conferences, but I was encouraged by my pastor's wife to attend.
        My first Human Beans comic story for my 2020 reboot has been received well. Back when I was creating it for ten years I had built up 20,000 fans. Now that I am starting over the numbers are way, way below that. The first story received 600 views. I don't know how many will become fans, but it is heartwarming that people are reading my little Human Beans.
        MY first book has sold 150 copies. Not as much as I had hoped for. But it's a start.
        The second book is still at the publishers being edited.
        Completed the outline of my third book and final book in my Shadow series
        Bob :)



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