Almost Finished

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 142015

The new issue of the Gypsy Journal is almost finished. I’ll print it out today for Terry to proof and get it uploaded to our printer’s web server. It always feels good to get another issue behind us.

I have a question for those of you who subscribe to the paper. Do you prefer fewer stories (4-6) but more in depth coverage of the places we visit, or more stories (6-8) but less content about the attraction, museum, or whatever it is, and more of an overview? I prefer going more in depth, but we want the paper to meet your needs, and your answer will help us plan future issues.

Since there was no wind and we needed to knock out the new issue, we stayed home all day yesterday, until about 4:30 when we met Nancy Kissack and Dan and Patty Chance at The Lost Roo for dinner. It was Prime Rib Night, and their prime rib is some of the best I’ve ever had. And, of course, the excellent company and conversation only added to the dining experience.

Salmon season is on and there are fishing boats and anglers all over town, including those here at the Thousand Trails campground. And from the look of some of the fish I’ve seen around here, it’s a red letter season. Yesterday we saw a fellow lugging one over to the cleaning station here that was huge. I was tempted to go out and mug him.

And it being the weekend, the campground is filling up with RVs and tent campers. It’s always busy here in the summer, but weekends can be a madhouse. All fulltimers look forward to Labor Day and the end of camping season.

The other day I promised you a peek at the cover of my new book, Big Lake Reckoning. Yesterday Elizabeth Mackey finished it, and here it is. It won’t be long now folks!

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Speaking of books, my friend Mona Ingram has just released a brand new romance series, and the first one is free! Check out Forever Changed, the first book in Mona’s new The Forever Series. You can get it on Amazon or iTunes or on Barnes & Noble for Nook readers

Have you entered our latest Free Drawing yet? This week’s prize is an audiobook of Big Lake Blizzard, the fourth book in my Big Lake mystery series. To enter, all you have to do is click on this 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 Sunday evening.


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  7 Responses to “Almost Finished”

  1. More content.

  2. I like the letters to the editor section and the tales of your travel (especially the Nick antics). I don’t read the in depth coverage of places you have been unless one of the attractions strikes my fancy. So I would vote for fewer in depth articles.

  3. Yes, the only drawback to fewer longer articles is reducing the interested audience. With more articles, you capture more of us:) I don’t care about military museums or airplanes, and we don’t read those articles at all. The letters and pictures are the best!

  4. Maybe one in-depth article each issue?

  5. I read it all, cover to cover, but the “Meandering…” section is my favorite, followed by the letters and your replies.

  6. When I saw your comment about the new series by Ms Ingram I downloaded the free copy. I have been reading it this morning and cannot put it down. I really really like her writing style and just went back and bought the other 2 books that go with it. I see she has a bunch of books and if they are this good I will be ordering them all. I think I have found my favorite author of all time! Thanks for cluing me in about her.

  7. More articles, maybe 1-2 in-depth ones. And keep those letters coming! Bob

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