A Writing Day

 Posted by at 12:19 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 092014

After fifteen years of fulltiming we still love it as much as we did the first day, if not more. How could we not love a lifestyle that allows us the freedom ours does?

But I have decided that if I ever do stop traveling I will live in the Florida Keys, write half a day and fish the other half. And this will be my office.

Waterfront cabana

And this is how I will commute to work. A guy’s got to have a dream, right?


But I don’t need a beach cabana to write, I do just fine here in our motorhome as yesterday proved. I knocked out over 3,100 words on my next Big Lake book and am now well past the halfway mark. I appreciate all of the series fans who have been so patient waiting for it. It’s long overdue and finishing it is my number one priority. And once it’s done I have a couple of other projects that I hope to get out before too much longer.

A few people have asked if I plan to hold another one of my self-publishing workshops this winter. I’d like to, and I have some ideas of how to fine tune the program based upon the feedback from Elkhart’s workshop. It all comes down to having enough hours in the day to get all of the things done that I want to.

It’s Wednesday and that means it’s time to kick off a new Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an audiobook of Crazy Days in Big Lake, the third book in my Big Lake mystery series. All you have to do is click on the Free Drawing link and enter your name in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn Sunday evening.

Crazy Days test final

And I have a couple of other good books to tell you about today. Jason Deas is offering Private Eye, the first Cameron Caldwell mystery for free for the next couple of days. When ex-cop Cameron Caldwell starts a private detective agency in the town of Miner’s Bluff, he unknowingly stumbles into a world of murder, moonshine, shifty characters, and even deeper secrets. Another book you might enjoy is Girl Fights Back, the first book in my friend Jacques Antoine’s Emily Kane Adventure series, the story of a young lady martial arts expert taking on the bad guys.

And if you’re looking at a way to supplement your income, or maybe even fund your lifestyle, check out Work Your Way Across The USA, my book about working on the road.

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  4 Responses to “A Writing Day”

  1. You certainly get a free pass from writing to take time to dream of the Keys, however I am waiting for the new book.

  2. As beautiful as Key West is during the “season,” you’d be looking for an escape route some time around Easter as Summer begins. It’s so hot that birds burst into flames in flight. And then there’s the hurricane season. But given the right time of year, there’s no place like it.

  3. If you can afford to live in Key West for the winter, you can afford to drive out for the hurricane season. I met a vet on a cruise several years ago that winters at the military RV park in Key West every winter. He says they get electric hookups for one week and then move to a dry site for 3 or 4 weeks and then rotate through again.

  4. I’m not retired military so we can’t use the FamCamp at Key West. Actually, we much prefer the middle Keys than the hustle and bustle of Key West. A few years ago we spent 8 days on a houseboat at the marina in Key West, and for 4 of those days we actually drove back up toward Marathon.

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