Goofing Off

 Posted by at 12:01 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 182015

I’ve been goofing off, but it’s really not my fault. It’s hard to concentrate on writing when I can hear the surf crashing onto the beach from my motorhome and the wind is perfect for kite flying. Damned hard. But I did manage to crank out another 1,000 words on my newest Big Lake book yesterday.

If we had several days of the cold, rainy weather we had during our last trip to the Oregon coast two years ago I’d be close to being finished with it. But it has been absolutely beautiful, with temperatures in the mid-60s, lots of blue sky, and good wind. Too much wind at times. When we were out Thursday afternoon it started out nice and then began blowing too hard. Terry, Nancy Kissack, and I all ended up with tangled kite lines and totally frustrated. But it’s like riding a horse, you have to dust yourself off and try again.

We didn’t fly yesterday because I had a lot of e-mail to catch up on, and Terry said if she didn’t get some laundry done I’d have to walk around wearing nothing but a smile and my tennis shoes. Believe me, nobody wants to see that. Those darned shoes are worn out!

About 5 p.m. we left the campground to go to Pacific Shores Motor Coach Resort for a Meet the Author event. I was honored to share the stage with Jenise Harper, a fulltime RVer and the author of the excellent Bird Treks Mystery Series, about a retired couple who are fulltime RVers traveling in a Blue Bird motor coach and getting involved in all sorts of adventures along the way.

Rounding out the program was Ron Lovell, who lives near Lincoln City and writes the Thomas Martindale Mystery Series, set right here on the Oregon coast. We had a nice turnout and the audience was great, asking lots of questions and making us feel welcome. We even sold a couple of print copies of Big Lake, and since they were all RVers, I imagine we’ll sell an e-book or two. Thanks again for organizing the event, Jenise.

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Thought For The Day – A married man should forget about his mistakes and shortcomings. There is no reason for two people to remember the same things.

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  2 Responses to “Goofing Off”

  1. If all you were going to do was stay inside and work why waste the money to drive to Oregon? Go play, that’s why you’re on the coast Nick. The writing can take place later. I still remember 2 things you said at Life on Wheels years ago. Nobody on their deathbed ever said I wish I had worked more overtime, and hearses don’t have luggage racks.

  2. Regarding your thought for the day, it kind of doesn’t make sense. A married man shouldn’t remember all those things but how can he not when he is reminded on a daily basis. I guess it really only applies to dementia patients.

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