Living about 35 miles from Cape Canaveral we see a lot of rocket launches from right here at home. So many that sometimes we forget to go out and look until we hear them lift off. When we do, it’s always a bit of a thrill.
There were supposed to be three rocket launches this past weekend. One was scrubbed due to failure to launch, and the other two were scrubbed due to poor weather. Finally, a little after seven last night, a Falcon 9 with an Argentinian satellite went up. I believe it was the one that was supposed to launch on Friday.
It was a strange launch because I couldn’t see anything when I went outside. I thought it was due to cloud cover, but as it turns out it was because the rocket was programmed to go south along the coast instead of north in our direction. It also explains why I couldn’t hear the sound of the rocket lifting off or the reentry as much as I normally do.
At any rate, I guess one out of three isn’t bad. The news last night said they hope to get the other two rockets off soon but they did not have a date yet.
Aside from that, it was just another day of writing for me, and I knocked out another 5,000 words. I’ll say one thing for self-isolation, it really does help my productivity level!
In addition to everything else she does to keep our home on an even keel and me out of trouble, Terry has also been busy planning some new weaving projects that she’s excited about. She showed me the patterns she designed on her computer and I was impressed. But then again, everything about her impresses me.
I am still trying to build up my presence on the BookBub website, and I would appreciate your help. My goal is 500 followers, and thanks to so many of you who are always happy to help, I am at 422 now. Please consider going to my author’s page and following me there. It’s quick and easy and there is no cost. And If you have reviewed any of my past books on Amazon, cutting and pasting the review to my BookBub page would help me tremendously. The link is https://www.bookbub.com/profile/nick-russell?list=author_books. Thank you.
And finally, 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.
Congratulations Marquita Graves, winner of our drawing for a four-book set of audiobooks from my pal Carol Ann Newsome’s popular Dog Park mystery series. We had 62 entries this time around. Stay tuned, a new contest starts soon.
Thought For The Day – Somewhere out there, there is a tree tirelessly producing oxygen so you can breathe. I think you owe it an apology.
I enjoy your writing on this blog but have not yet tried one of your books. Can you recommend a book to start with?
If you like fun small town mysteries, I’d recommend Big Lake, the first in that series. If you prefer something a little more gritty, Stillborn Armadillos or Dog’s Run. And if you like historical fiction, my newest book, Tinder Street