Sep 242018

Wow, I was really surprised by how much feedback I got from yesterday’s blog when I asked about readers’ experiences using Airbnb instead of staying in motels or hotels. Between blog comments, emails, and Facebook messages, over 30 of you responded, and everybody seemed to be very pleased with the places they have stayed using the program. Several people also mentioned VRBO, a similar service specializing in vacation rentals for the most part. Terry and I have decided we will probably do something like that on our next road trip.

We spent most of our time over the weekend writing and weaving. Late yesterday afternoon Terry finished her rug project and took it off the loom. It is very heavy, measures 48 x 38”, and I think it’s beautiful. She still has to hem it, wet finish it, and trim the fringe and then it’s ready to go. I’m impressed.

For my part, I didn’t quite meet my goal of finishing my new book by yesterday but I’m very close. I have one more chapter to write, then I’ll give it a read-through and make any obvious corrections that are needed before I print it out and give it to Terry to do her thing. After she’s done it will start making the rounds of my other proofreaders. They usually all work pretty fast and I’m still hoping to have it out by the end of the month.

This will be my third new book out this year, and I still have one more to go, the long-awaited Big Lake Wedding, when Sheriff Weber and Robyn finally tie the knot. But since it’s happening in Big Lake, you just know there are going to be some complications along the way to the altar. Nothing is ever easy in that little mountain town.

Speaking of books, my good friend USA Today bestselling author Suzie O’Connell has a newly-created two-book holiday romance bundle called Mistletoe Magic. The regular price is $6.99, but starting today and running through the end of the month, Suzie has reduced the price to just $.99. That’s a whole bunch of reading from an excellent author for under a buck! How can you possibly go wrong?

Congratulations Gail Reitz, winner of our drawing for an audiobook of undone, the first book in my buddy Jason Deas’ new Burt Bigsley mystery series. We had 51 entries this time around. Stay tuned, a new contest starts soon.

And in closing, here’s a chuckle to start your day from the collection of funny signs we see in our travels and that our readers share with us.

Thought For The Day – You just can’t beat procrastination. You always have something to do tomorrow, and nothing to do today.

Nick Russell

World-Famous, New York Times Best Selling Author, and All-Around Nice Guy!

  3 Responses to “She’s Done, I’m Close”

  1. Oh Miss Terry …. that rug is AMAZING!!! Maybe I should just stay home and weave, although my results probably wouldn’t be as good as yours. You certainly have the eye for color!!! LOVE IT!!!

  2. Beautiful rug! i have one woven by a friend that I never put on the floor. Instead, I use it as a runner on my huge dining table!
    AirBnB vs VRBO. When you have pinpointed a locality, check BOTH sites for accommodations. I found the SAME home listed on both in a location where I was visiting my son, but the AirBnB was significantly cheaper than the VRBO listing! I think it was that the security deposits and so forth were much higher on VRBO … not sure if the owner of the rental makes out any better with one site as opposed to the other.

  3. Gorgeous rug!

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