Back Into It

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
May 042016

Somebody asked me how our electrical problem has been doing. I’m keeping my fingers crossed, and I hope I don’t jinx myself by saying this, but so far, so good. It hasn’t happened again since I smacked the inverter with a big heavy pair of vise grips the other day. I guess there’s something to be said for brute force after all!

Whenever I have to step away from a writing project to do something else, I always look forward to getting back into it. It’s been a couple of weeks since I worked on my newest book, Return to Dog’s Run, while I was busy getting the new issue of the Gypsy Journal finished and sent out to our subscribers, and then with our move from Bradenton to Port Orange. But with all that behind me, yesterday was a writing day.

I wasn’t sure where the book was going when I knocked off to start working on the new issue of the paper, but the time away from it has been good because it allowed the story to develop in my mind while I was doing other things. When I sat down to write yesterday it suddenly all made sense. The characters must have missed me, because they were talking a mile a minute in my head and I was getting it down on the computer screen as fast as I could. By the end of the day I had a little over 4,000 words done. I think this is going to be a good one!

While I was doing that, Miss Terry was making her signature Mexican meal of shredded beef tacos and refried beans, all from scratch with real Mexican corn tortillas. And as with anything she cooks, it was absolutely delicious.

We’re supposed to get some rain today and it’s going to cool down a little bit, although it really hasn’t been bad at all with the breeze coming off the ocean. I’m surprised how different it can feel compared to just a few more miles inland. Speaking of that breeze, I’m really itching to get our Revolution kites in the air again. It’s been a long time

I’m not sure what’s on the schedule for today. It depends on that rain I mentioned above. We may get out and play tourist a little bit if the weather is nice, but if it’s raining we’ve got plenty to keep us occupied here at home. I wouldn’t mind cranking out another three or four thousand words in my book, and Terry wants to start a new weaving project.

Either way, it’s all good. Maybe we all need to live by the advice we saw on this sign at Sunglow Pier the other day.


Thought For The Day – I’ll be more enthusiastic about encouraging thinking outside the box when there’s evidence of any thinking going on inside it. – Terry Pratchett

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  2 Responses to “Back Into It”

  1. Nick, In thirtytwo years of electrical work I have never seen an electrical problem be permanently fixed with a hammer. Your little glitch will be back at an inconvenient time. Keep a go bag ready by the door and make sure your fire insurance is up to date. Is saving some money on a fix worth losing your motor home or your lives????

    Good Luck, you’ll be needing it.

  2. I seem to do my best thinking in the shower. I don’t know if it’s a good or bad thing that my computer is not waterproof. 🙂

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