Quiet Days

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 312014

The life of fulltime RVers isn’t always all about traveling and sightseeing, exploring new places, meeting new friends, and making new memories. Sometimes we just have quiet days at home. And that’s nice, too.

Yesterday was one of those quiet days that we appreciate so much. We slept in and then stayed in bed snuggling and talking about how much we love our life together. When we got up the weekend campers already had their campfires going, even though it was pushing 80 degrees. We would have enjoyed having the door and windows open, but the smoke was a bit too much so we eventually closed up and put the air conditioning on.

After checking what seemed like a month’s worth of e-mail and replying to those that needed it, I spent some time reading a couple of my favorite RV blogs and then went into my Facebook authors group to chat for a while. Then I spent most of the rest of the day backing up my computer and doing internet research on the next book in my Big Lake mystery series.

I’m not sure if it’s just the summer doldrums that all authors face this time of year or the fact that it was released just before the start of the holiday weekend, but sales of my new book, Big Lake Scandal, started off with a bang and then fizzled out. Hopefully it will pick up once the holiday is over and life gets back to normal.


Then again, maybe it’s my fault. I got an e-mail from somebody who said "I saw your new book on Facebook and went to Amazon to get it but it’s $3.99 so I didn’t. You’d get a lot more readers if it was free." What the hell, I don’t need to eat or pay my bills, right?

For dinner, tonight Terry made absolutely the most delicious Italian sandwiches I’ve ever had in my life. And trust me, I’ve had a lot of them! She used an Old World Deli Selection from WalMart’s deli section that had a combination of Pepper Salame, Hot Capocollo and Hot Calabrese, to which she added smoked provolone cheese and a homemade oil concoction that included olive oil, champagne vinegar, garlic powder, freshly ground sea salt, pepper, and herbs. All of that toasted on Italian rolls hot out of her Breville oven and my taste buds had an orgasm! Yeah, it was that good.

We know famous people! Yesterday our pals John and Kathy Huggins from Living The RV Dream were featured in a Yahoo post on 5 retired couples who trek the globe on a budget. How cool is that?

Today is your last chance to enter this week’s Free Drawing for an audiobook of The Package: Book One by my friend Cleve Sylcox. It’s a classic detective noir short story featuring a hardnosed private eye, a shady lawyer, a femme fatale, and a whole lot of trouble. To enter, all you have to do is click on the Free Drawing link or the tab at the top of this page 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 this evening.


This is our last full day in Pennsylvania; it’s time to hit the road again. We’ve enjoyed our time at the Hershey Thousand Trails and here at Gettysburg Farm RV Resort, and we plan to return to both places again. We really love this part of the country and there is so much to see and do here that we could spend an entire summer and never scratch the surface. We may have to do that sometime.

Thought For The Day – The person who knows "how" will always have a job. The person who knows "why" will always be his boss.

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  5 Responses to “Quiet Days”

  1. “…..You’d get a lot more readers if it was free…..”

    Nick, if diesel was free, I’d probably drive around a lot more too.

  2. Now that you are giving your stories away for free, are you also giving away Kindles?

  3. Nick if you’d pay people to “take” your books you might even have a larger audience.
    I’ve enjoyed 2 of your books. Yeah, gotta’ buy some more if you don’t start paying us soon; so we can make a few bucks (off you) at a yard sale. People—-

    You two go ahead and enjoy your infrequent quiet days.

  4. Gee I wish food were free as well as gas etc. $3.99 is not much to read a really good mystery, that you write. Some people are just too cheap period. They do not know what they are missing in this case.

  5. I’m buying as soon as it’s in print. I still like to hold a book in my hands. I’ll buy them all, then if I ever catch up with you I’ll try to get you to autograph them all at once!

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