New Book Is Done!

 Posted by at 1:14 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 062012

Last night, I finished my new book, Big Lake Lynching. It sure feels good to have it done! Now it’s time for proofreading, then corrections and formatting, and hopefully I’ll get it uploaded to Amazon and Smashwords within a couple of weeks. It’s been a while coming, but I think it will be worth it.

Yesterday, I got a blog comment that talked about the interview I did for a New Zealand writer’s group blog, pointing out that the blog identified my book as Big River instead of Big Lake. There was a glitch in our system and the comment got deleted unfortunately, and if you wrote it and would like to repost your comment, please do so today.

After being chained to my keyboard pretty much nonstop finishing up the new book for the last couple of days, I really needed a break, and to get out of the motorhome. So yesterday about 5:30 we picked up Al Hesselbart at Breezy Oaks Campground and drove over to Brooksville for dinner at Buffet City, one of the best Chinese buffets we’ve ever found in our travels.

As always, the food was delicious, and the conversation was interesting. Al has quite a background, including being everything from a luxury car salesman to a police officer, to a professional trainer for the Boy Scouts, and for the last decade or more, the historian for the RV Museum in Elkhart, so he always has some good stories to share.

The worst of the bad weather is supposed to be behind us, and it’s going to be in the low 70s today. I’m sure glad to see that! We may still get a chance to get our kayaks wet before we have to leave Florida. I can’t believe that we’ve been here over two months and still haven’t gotten any paddling done yet. :(  

With the new book done, I have a lot of things I hope to tackle, including emptying out our storage bays and sorting through things to see what we can get rid of, installing and learning to use the Dragon Dictate speech to text software I bought a while back, and making plans for our trip west later this month.

We have a few stops we want to make between here and Arizona, including the Escapees park in Alabama; the Houston area to see Greg and Jan White; possibly a day or three in Rockport, Texas; on to Mission, Texas to see our pals Ron and Brenda Speidel, and then the Escapees co-op in Hondo to see our dear friends Mike and Elaine Loscher.

We’ll go into the fairgrounds in Yuma a week or two before our rally starts, to get all of the last minute details taken care of. But before that, we’ll make stops in Tucson to see my cousin Beverly, and Apache Junction to see Terry’s mom and dad. We’re looking forward to seeing everybody along the way, and I know Pete and Bess are eager to see their daughter.  I’m pretty sure Miss Terry is just as eager to see them, too! 🙂

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  6 Responses to “New Book Is Done!”

  1. Now stop goofing off and get to work on your 3rd book!

  2. Big Lake was so compelling, I read it in one day. I REALLY could not put it down!

  3. Whoo-hoo!! Congrats…can’t wait to read it!

  4. Looking forward to the lynching!!

  5. Your characters have been wandering around in my head since “Big Lake.” I can’t wait for the new book.

    Yesterday we googled “big lake book” and up came your book at the top of the page. It took us right over to Amazon where we saw your impressive numbers and rankings. Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy. I guess you’re keeping the movie deal quiet till the negotiations are finalized.

  6. I know you are tired of the cold weather and would like to get the kayaks wet and that reminded me of a story. Two RVers sitting in a kayak were chilly, so they lit a fire in the craft.
    Unsurprisingly it sank, proving once again that you can’t have your kayak and heat it too.


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