Sunday, November 23, 2014
Red Sky at Night, Sailor's Delight ...
Since then, a lot has happened. While we were visiting family in California, I had cataract surgery on both eyes. The results were phenomenal; I had no idea how poorly I had been seeing. Even though cataract surgery is trivial these days, it still interrupted the rhythm of my work. As I mentioned in that last post, Dani and Liz aren't exactly patient. They wanted their story told, my eyes not withstanding, so between follow up visits to the doctor, I finished Bluewater Bullion and released it in early September. Dani and Liz have been enjoying the attention of their fans since then, which has left me free to work on Sailor's Delight. That's a good thing, because Connie Barrera has more stories to tell since her debut in Love for Sail.
When I wrote that last post, I mentioned that Connie was tapping her foot in the background while I helped Liz and Dani tell their latest tale. Connie's not as impulsive as Dani, but no woman likes to be kept waiting, especially if the delay is caused by another woman. She's happier with me now, I think. Certainly, she's relieved to get through the problems in her relationship with Paul Russo that plagued her in Sailor's Delight. For a while there, they were having serious difficulty, and they had to wait for me to fly back to the Caribbean and get Play Actor back in the water before they could resolve their conflict.
Being the persuasive person she is, Connie kept reminding me that it wasn't all about her; one of their charter guests was in a dire situation as well while I was messing about in boats. That's been handled, too, largely as a result of Connie's selfless bravery. She's turned out to be quite a character, Captain Barrera has. At first, I thought she was more patient than Dani Berger, but the truth is, she's just a little smoother in her approach.
I think I have a fleeting opportunity to catch up on some boat repairs and bring my blogs back to life, but I'm keeping a weather eye out for Dani and Liz. They're up to something, and I know that before long, my services as a scribe will be in demand again. They've got an eighth Bluewater Thriller in mind, I'm sure. Meanwhile, the rain has blown over, and cocktail hour is upon us. I'm off to sit in the cockpit and watch another Caribbean sunset while I splice the main brace with a bit of Gosling's Black Seal rum.
Look for Sailor's Delight, a Connie Barrera Thriller, to appear in the Kindle Store in the next couple of weeks. The paperback will follow soon after.
Posted by Charles Dougherty at 7:40 PM