A Lot Going On

 Posted by at 1:26 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 202013

It was still dark when Terry’s sister Lisa picked her up yesterday morning for the drive to the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale. Her dad came though his biopsy fine. There was a concern that it could have collapsed his lung, in which case he would have been kept in the hospital. But that didn’t happen and he was released soon after he came out of the recovery room.

We were told we would have to wait 24-48 hours for the results of the biopsy, but by late afternoon the doctor called to say the results of the procedure were “inconclusive" so now they are trying to schedule a PET scan sometime next week. Thank you for all your prayers. Please keep them coming.

Terry said I would just get underfoot at the hospital and urged me to stay home and get caught up on my writing, so that’s what I did after running a couple of errands. And I got a lot accomplished!

My latest Big Lake book is still being proofed, but I have had a story that has been bouncing around inside my head for a while now trying to get out, and I couldn’t hold myself back any longer so I started working on it yesterday. It’s another small town mystery, but not part of the Big Lake series. This is set in the early 1950s in Ohio. It will be grittier than the Big Lake series and I’m not sure how my regular readers will like it. I guess we’ll find out when it’s done, won’t we?

I did 6,500 words on this new project yesterday, and if I weren’t so tired and had this blog to write I’d have kept on going all night long. I’m really liking this one so far!

Somewhere along the line I also knocked out a new Bad Nick blog about living with the consequences of our actions and decisions. Check it out and leave a comment.

So the grand total for yesterday was 6,500 words on my new book, 1,100 words in the Bad Nick blog, and over 500 here. 8,100 words is a pretty darned busy day in my world!

I also spent some time toying with a new project, trying to set up an auto-responder to make all of our RV guides and our 7-in-1 e-books of free campgrounds, casino RV parking, RV dump stations, etc. available for immediate download when a customer orders them. As it is now, I have to manually e-mail the items to a customer once they place an order, which creates a delay if I’m not right at my computer when it comes in. I got that end of things set up with no problem, but got lost trying to post the links to the website.

If this works out, once I have the time I am going to try to create an index of all of our back issues of the Gypsy Journal and make them available for immediate download. That’s a project that won’t happen overnight, but I am always looking for ways to make our customer’s lives easier, while adding to our income stream at the same time. I need to clone myself a couple of times just to get everything done I want to get to.

Thought For The Day – The harder you fall, the higher you bounce.

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Nick Russell

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  5 Responses to “A Lot Going On”

  1. Prayers for Terry’s Dad.

  2. Our prayers and thoughts are still coming at you and Terry’s, and her family

  3. Our prayers to Terry & her dad. If insurance didn’t practice medicine, he would have had the PET done first before the invasive biopsy. Modern medicine makes me crazy.

  4. Oh goodness, keeping Terry’s family in my thoughts and sending my best.

    Oh, how I so vividly remember this whole series of events from 3 years ago with my father. The mad dash drive to make it to be there, the inconclusive tests and the rollercoaster of emotions.

    No matter the outcome, this is tough stuff… and so glad you can be there through it.

  5. I would love to see an index of all previous issues and to be able to buy and download individual issues. It would be a great resource for your readers and I have no doubt you’d sell a bunch of them.

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